Samantha-Brown
Samantha Brown | Biography

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  • Full Name Samantha Elizabeth Brown
  • Nickname Sam
  • Occupation Television host, Entrepreneur
  • Nationality American
  • Birthplace Dallas, Texas, USA
  • Birth Date Mar 31, 1970
  • Age 52 Years, 6 Months
Award-winning TV Host for Travel Channel

Samantha Brown | Biography

Debuted her line of bags & luggage for HSN in 2011

In January 2018, Brown began hosting and producing 'Samantha Brown's Places to Love' on PBS. The show was nominated for three 'Emmys' and won two in the following year. While 'Samantha Brown's Places to Love' earned the award for 'Outstanding Travel and Adventure Program,' Brown won 'Outstanding Lifestyle Host, Children's or Special Class Program.' 


Samantha Elizabeth Brown is a television host best known for hosting several Travel Channel shows.

Who is Samantha Brown?

Samantha Brown is an American TV host who started her professional on-camera career starring in commercials. She then rose to prominence as the Century Cable spokesperson. Brown also became a spokesperson for several other companies, including HP Pavilion, ECCO Shoes, and Cedar Point Amusement Park.

In 1999, Brown landed a job to host the Travel Channel's Great Vacation Homes. Ever since, she has hosted several travel shows such as Girl Meets Hawaii (2000), Great Hotels (2002), Passport to Europe (2005), Passport to Green Getaways (2007), Passport to Latin America (2007), Passport to China (2008), Samantha Brown's Great Weekends (2009-2010), and more. 

As a presenter, Brown introduces viewers to vacation sites and hotels in the United States and throughout the world, as well as restaurants and activities available at those locations. She travels 230 days a year as a travel presenter and films an hour-long show in eight days.

In January 2018, Brown began hosting and producing Samantha Brown's Places to Love on PBS. The show was nominated for three 'Emmys' and won two in the following year. While Samantha Brown's Places to Love earned the award for 'Outstanding Travel and Adventure Program,' Brown won 'Outstanding Lifestyle Host, Children's or Special Class Program.' 

Similarly, in 2020 and 2021, the show was again nominated for an 'Emmy.'

Age, Early Bio, and Education

Samantha Elizabeth Brown was born in Dallas, Texas, USA, on 31 March 1970. As of January 2022, she is 51 years old. 

Her family later relocated to Derry, New Hampshire, where she grew up and attended Pinkerton Academy. Brown studied voice for 12 years, went to Chapman University. She later transferred to Syracuse University to study musical theater.

Brown is a bachelor of fine arts degree graduate from Syracuse University. She then moved to New York City the week after her graduation to pursue her dream of performing on stage.

Luggage Line & Crocodile Luggage

Brown debuted her successful line of bags & luggage for HSN in 2011. The line soon became a customer favorite, and it was one of the year's top brand launches. Later, Brown also released crocodile luggage, Croco Embossed Luggage, a popular four-piece set. 

She enjoyed designing luggage, accessory cases, handbags, and a packing system that brings ease and elegance back into travel after living out of a suitcase for over a decade.

Is Samantha Brown Married?

Brown has been married to her husband Kevin O'Leary since 28 October 2006 after announcing their engagement in January of the same year. O'Leary is a specialist in computer servers.

The couple has a twin daughter and a son named Elizabeth O'Leary and Ellis O'Leary, born on 17 January 2013. 

In July 2021, Brown posted a photo on Instagram with her husband during their 7-day river cruise in France. "Two days ago this couple dropped their kids off at the grandparents to enjoy a 7 day river cruise in France simply to enjoy the wines of Bordeaux and each other," she captioned it.

Samantha Brown with her Husband Kevin O'Leary in 2021
Samantha Brown with her Husband Kevin O'Leary in 2021 (Photo: Instagram)

Brown currently resides in Brooklyn, New York, with her husband and their children.

Net Worth

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Brown has a net worth of $1.5 million as of January 2022. Her major source of revenue is through her decades-long career as the host of several shows.

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