After reporting for a few months, Sam was given the opportunity to join the weather team. He took over the Morning Weathercaster position at KMIR and decided to focus his career in weather. In 2005 he was promoted to Chief Meteorologist at the station. Sam completed his meteorology studies at Mississippi State University, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Broadcast Meteorology. He was awarded the prestigious Seals of Approval from the American Meteorological Society and National Weather Association. He has won five Emmy Awards and three Mark Twain Associated Press Awards for his work.
In his spare time, Sam enjoys cooking, smoking meats, playing golf, and going to concerts. He considers being a father his greatest accomplishment and lives with his family in Henderson, NV.