Samantha Gross is a politics reporter for The Boston Globe, covering state government and politics. Before joining the Globe in 2022, she was a government reporter at the Miami Herald. She was part of a team at the Herald that won a Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News in 2022 for coverage of the Surfside condo collapse in June of 2021. Her reporting on the Florida Legislature helped change state laws and triggered multiple investigations into misspending at a major domestic violence nonprofit. She was also named a Toner Prize finalist in local political reporting for her investigation into a “sham” Florida Senate candidate propped up by dark money. Samantha was born and raised in Northwest Indiana and graduated from Boston University with a degree in journalism.