Samson Horne serves as the Associate Manager of Digital Media at Duquesne Light Company, where he helps shape the organization’s external communication strategy by having discussions with and creating engaging content for customers on social media, and providing informative messaging in email newsletters and on the company website. He also writes press releases and generates stories for the company’s news archives. Prior to his current role, Samson was a newspaper reporter and night producer for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review where he worked as a general assignment reporter covering Pittsburgh and its eastern suburbs.
A proud brother of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Samson serves as a communications liaison for the Pittsburgh graduate (Iota Phi) chapter of the historically-Black international organization. In that role, he is responsible for public affairs for the chapter including writing press releases, sponsorship requests and coordinating media interviews with chapter officers. Samson believes in empowering Black communities through civic engagement and is enthusiastic about the work that Iota Phi has done throughout Pittsburgh neighborhoods, from feeding those in need during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic to hosting a virtual “Omega Carter G. Woodson Academy” focused on Black History, Art and STEAM curriculum for school-aged children on the weekends.
Samson is a greater-Atlanta area native who graduated from the University of Pittsburgh, where he played football and studied communications with a focus on children’s media. He decided to make the Steel City his permanent home after receiving his master’s degree in Journalism from Point Park University. He is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists, Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) and Pittsburgh Black Media Federation.
He lives in Dormont with his girlfriend, Tyra, who is an attorney, and their children Kairos and Yara.