Meet the Panelists

Eve Samples

eve_samplesEve Samples is the opinion/audience engagement editor at Treasure Coast Newspapers and TCPalm, where she writes columns and leads the organization’s editorial board. She also leads the USA TODAY Network’s statewide Florida Voices project, which spotlights issues critical to Floridians this election year.

Eve is a native of Miami who previously worked at the Palm Beach Post and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, where she covered beats including business, local government, the arts and crime. A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Eve lives in Stuart with her husband and son.

George Bennett

george_bennettGeorge Bennett has been a reporter at The Palm Beach Post since 1992. He has covered municipal and county governments, the state legislature, congressional and statewide campaigns and presidential races in America’s largest battleground state. He has appeared on CNN, Fox News, MSNBC and other TV and radio outlets around the world. He also hosts the Inside Florida Politics podcast for GateHouse Media.

Erin MacPherson

erin_macphersonErin MacPherson joined the CBS 12 news team in June 2017 as the Treasure Coast Reporter.

Her passion for journalism began in college when she interned at WJZ CBS News in Baltimore, MD and at WDTV in Clarksburg, WV. After graduation, she was hired as a reporter and shortly thereafter became a Weekend Anchor.

Erin spent three years in the Mountain State before going to a Sinclair sister station WPDE ABC 15 News in Myrtle Beach, SC.

After spending two years in the Palmetto State as a reporter/anchor, she made her way to CBS 12. Erin is covering Martin, Indian River, St. Lucie and Okeechobee Counties.