Samantha Allen is an associate editor at CRN.com, reporting on all things channel-related in the Midwest and Southeast. Previously, Samantha served as a beat reporter at the Lowell Sun in Lowell, Mass. and a city reporter for the Nashua Telegraph in Nashua, N.H. She was awarded the MacGregor Fiske Award from the Community Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts in early 2014, which annually recognizes an "outstanding" reporter early-on in her career. Samantha also worked at Foster's Daily Democrat in Dover, N.H., where her coverage with a colleague of a three-week long child abuse trial received second place for best crime story of the year from the New Hampshire Press Association. She was also awarded second best personality profile feature of the year from the New England Press and Newspaper Association in 2013. Samantha holds a degree in journalism from the Roy H. Park School of Communications of Ithaca College and was a fellow in the Blue Cross Blue Shield health care reporting program at Babson College.