Kathryn Samson is Channel 4 News' Scotland Correspondent.
As an award-winning Scottish journalist, Kathryn has over 15 years of experience in television news, bringing a distinctive flair to some of the UK’s major stories of the past decade, from Brexit to the pandemic.
Based in Channel 4 News’ Glasgow bureau, she brings the latest in news, politics and social affairs from right across the country.
Before joining ITN, Kathryn served as STV's Westminster Editor. She has worked across multiple national newsrooms and has reported in both the Scottish Parliament and Westminster, including as Political Correspondent for both ITV News and ITV Border, and in broadcast journalism for BBC Scotland
Last year Kathryn was awarded Royal Television Society Nations and Regions Presenter of the Year and STV Journalist of the Year in 2020.
She has interviewed leading figures in UK politics including Boris Johnson, Nicola Sturgeon and Sir Keir Starmer, secured numerous exclusives and broken stories of political resignations on air.
It survived brutal conditions to carry Captain Scott and Ernest Shackleton to Antarctica, but after a battering from the Scottish weather, the RRS Discovery is now at risk of disintegrating.
For months now domestic politics have been unable to escape Gaza, especially when it comes to the issue of a ceasefire.
Scotland’s Health Secretary has resigned following a backlash over the £11,000 roaming data bill racked up on his parliamentary iPad.
Stormont has finally been restored and for the first time in 103 years it’s not a unionist at the helm. Making history Sinn Fein’s Michelle O’Neill, who’s become the first nationalist to lead Northern Ireland – a state she wants to abolish. She’s pledged to be a “first minister for all” and will share power…
Party leaders have met in Stormont Castle to discuss priorities for the first day of Northern Ireland’s new government. Tomorrow, the power-sharing assembly will finally be recalled – two years to the day since devolution collapsed – and with its first republican First Minister, Sinn Fein’s Michelle O’Neill. But the leader of the Democratic Unionists…
Nicola Sturgeon has said that regrets over some of the decisions she took during the pandemic will be with her as long as she lives – as she defended her government’s record to the UK Covid inquiry.
Ahead of Nicola Sturgeon’s appearance in front of the UK Covid inquiry tomorrow, her former deputy confirmed that he had manually deleted all text messages they exchanged during the pandemic. John Swinney said he’d been advised to take that approach – promising he would ”apologise unreservedly” if he had misunderstood government policy. We’ve been watching…
Scotland’s First Minister Humza Yousaf has apologised for the Scottish government’s failures to hand over whatsapp messages to the UK Covid inquiry, saying there was “no excuse”.
Two weeks ago, we spoke to a Scottish sub-postmaster who considered taking his own life after being wrongly convicted in the Post Office scandal. Today after fighting to clear his name for almost two decades, Rab Thomson found out that his conviction has been overturned. He’s been celebrating in his home town of Alva.
Four people have died in the UK and Ireland as Storm Isha’s 100-mile-per-hour winds tore down trees, caused transport chaos and left hundreds of thousands without power.
Up to a hundred people in Scotland could have been wrongly accused.
Our Scotland correspondent Kathryn Sampson has been finding out what life has been like for those wrongly accused in the Post Office scandal north of the border.
Rishi Sunak has denied having significant doubts when he was Chancellor about the government’s policy to send migrants to Rwanda.
More than 20 million employees will pay less National Insurance from today.
Higher earners in Scotland will have to pay more tax – as the Scottish government outlined its budget for next year.