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Samantha Jordan

Orlando's Morning News Reporter

Samantha Jordan is a reporter for Orlando's Morning News and website contributor for News965.com.

After graduating from the University of Central Florida, Samantha interned for the morning show at Magic 107.7 in 2010. She was then offered a job in Houston, TX for the top 10 radio news station KTRH 740. Trading in her swimsuit for a cowboy hat, Samantha made the move to KTRH where she worked as the web reporter and writer. Her on-air segment 'Connected' brought to life all of the viral videos that are trending on the web. Houston listeners dubbed her 'the web goddess' as she brought light-hearted and comedic relief during the morning commute.

Television came calling and Samantha was approached by the local TV station Fox 26 to participate in their weekly 'Fox in Focus' segment, which talked about women's issues in a debate-style setting. In 2012, Samantha was offered a job with News 96.5 as an anchor/reporter and happily returned to her hometown. 

When Samantha isn't reporting or scouring the web for cat videos, she enjoys going to concerts, movies, and spending time with her son and their Chihuahua, Sebastian. 

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Study: Dogs make 'puppy eyes' on purpose to bond with humans

Good news dog lovers: your pooch really does adore you! Turns out that bond you feel is mutual thanks to the hormone oxytocin. RT.com reports:  We know it as the love hormone: it spikes when we hug, kiss and make love. It also exists between a mother and infant, as ...

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Starbucks releasing S'mores Frappuccino

Finally! A campfire in a cup! You can soon enjoy the ooey, gooey goodness of that delightful chocolate, marshmallow and graham cracker combo in frozen drink form when Starbucks releases their S'mores Frappuccino.  According to Mashable, the cold blended beverage features a marshmallow-flavored whipped cream base, topped with milk chocolate sauce, ...

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Starbucks releasing S'mores Frappuccino

Finally! A campfire in a cup! You can soon enjoy the ooey, gooey goodness of that delightful chocolate, marshmallow and graham cracker combo in frozen drink form when Starbucks releases their S'mores Frappuccino.  According to Mashable, the cold blended beverage features a marshmallow-flavored whipped cream base, topped with milk chocolate sauce, ...

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Shark found lurking in Florida man's backyard

Go ahead and file this under the 'things you don't ever want to see in your backyard' category.  A Bonita Springs, Florida resident got a shock when he looked outside and saw an eight to nine foot long bull shark swimming in the backyard of his condo.  Richard Frey tells ...

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Shark found lurking in Florida man's backyard

Go ahead and file this under the 'things you don't ever want to see in your backyard' category.  A Bonita Springs, Florida resident got a shock when he looked outside and saw an eight to nine foot long bull shark swimming in the backyard of his condo.  Richard Frey tells ...

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Babysitter learns he's watching a kidnapped child, calls 911

Police say a quick-thinking babysitter called 911 after realizing the toddler he was watching was the subject of an Amber Alert. According to investigators in Washington, the 2-year-old was kidnapped by the boy's paternal grandmother and the girlfriend of the boy's father. The girlfriend, identified as Alyssa Chang, brought the ...

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Man accidentally blows up car trying to kill bedbugs

A man in Long Island, New York trying to kill bedbugs that had infested his rental car nearly killed himself after his car blew up! The New York Daily News reports that Scott Kemery was sitting in the vehicle on Tuesday outside an Eastport supermarket when he  dumped a bottle ...

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Ben & Jerry's creating a salted caramel brownie beer

As if Ben & Jerry's couldn't get any better, they give us beer. According to an April 13, press release ice cream giant Ben & Jerry's is partnering with New Belgium Brewing to create a brew called "Salted Caramel Brownie Brown Ale."  The dessert in a bottle will contain 6.3% ...

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Florida mansion with secret stripper school closed over noise complaints

A secret stripper school held inside a $2 million mansion in Tampa, Fla. has been shut down after neighbors in the exclusive gated community complained about all the noise. The Tampa Tribune reports the all-night, liquor-fueled celebrations, complete with booming stereos and screaming women, had people fed up.  'This to ...

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Florida mansion with secret stripper school closed over noise complaints

A secret stripper school held inside a  $2 million mansion in Tampa, Florida has been shut down after neighbors in the exclusive gated community complained about all the noise. The Tampa Tribune reports the all-night, liquor-fueled celebrations, complete with booming stereos and screaming women, had people fed up.  'This to ...