Sami is one of Australia’s most versatile radio and television personalities, with a career spanning 20 years in Australian media.
Most recently Sami co-hosted THE SAMI LUKIS & YUMI STYNES SHOW on MIX FM –Sydney’s first female breakfast radio duo. Sami is a regular guest on SUNRISE and THE MORNING SHOW on the Seven Network. She is also an expert travel blogger for www.lastminute.com.au.
As a Host and red carpet reporter for EVENT TV, Sami regularly interviews the most famous movie stars from across the globe for Event Cinemas. She has also hosted entertainment productions for CINEMALIVE, bringing live performances by OPERA AUSTRALIA and ANDRE RIEU to cinema audiences across the world.
Sami previously co-hosted THE ANT & SAMI LUKIS Drive show on MIX in Sydney and Melbourne. At TRIPLE M Sydney Sami co-hosted THE GRILL TEAM in 2010 and THE UGLY PHIL & SAMI SHOW in 2009. At TRIPLE M Brisbane she co-hosted THE CAGE in 2008. Prior to joining Triple M, Sami worked as newsreader/co-host on THE MERRICK & ROSSO SHOW at NOVA 969 in Sydney for three years.
In 2011, Sami featured in the observational documentary “SAMI’S BABY” on Lifestyle You. In 2010, Sami made regular television appearances on 20-1 and THE FOOTY SHOW for the Nine Network. Throughout 2009, Sami also presented the weather daily on NINE NEWS in Brisbane, and wrote a fortnightly column for Brisbane’s B MAGAZINE titled “Single in the City”.
At Foxtel, Sami has worked as a newsreader at FOX SPORTS and co-host of THE SIMPSONS LIVE with Ian Thorpe.
Sami was the Weather Presenter on the THE TODAY SHOW on the Nine Network for three years – presenting the weather live, from exciting and often challenging locations around Australia and overseas. Whilst at Nine, Sami also co-hosted TORVILL & DEAN’s DANCING ON ICE, hosted the reality series LOVES ME, LOVES ME NOT, and co-hosted the LOGIES RED CARPET ARRIVALS SPECIALS & NEW YEARS EVE TELECASTS in 2003 and 2004.
Sami spent four years at Network Ten, working as a reporter and segment producer on the long running children’s program TOTALLY WILD. Sami also regularly presented the weather live, on the SYDNEY 5 O’CLOCK NEWS and was a regular guest on GOOD MORNING AUSTRALIA. In 2001, Sami was the roving reporter on the hugely successful debut season of BIG BROTHER. She also co-hosted the travel adventure program THE BLUE PLANET, hosted the reality series SHIPWRECKED, co-hosted the Network’s 18 foot skiff racing series GRAND PRIX 2000 and hosted Network documentaries AUSTRALIA’S WILD & WEIRD ANIMALS and THE ROYAL EASTER SHOW.
In 2000, Sami was a roving reporter at REDFEST, the official Olympics Opening Ceremony kick-off party.
In 1999, Sami hosted the Network Ten New Years Eve Special VIDEO HITS: FUNK! THE MILLENIUM, co-hosted the Network Special WAKAKIRRI and was a regular guest on CHEEZ TV. She was also the NETWORK TEN FACE OF MOTORSPORT and a roving reporter for LGTV, the live big-screen production at Stadium Australia for the Socceroos vs Brazil game.
In 1998, Sami co-hosted the national prime-time series TOTALLY WILD RESCUE, presented a series of Summer Safety national community service announcements and was a regular presenter on BRIGHT IDEAS and GROUND ZERO.
Between 1995 and 1997, Sami was a regular face on Good Morning Australia, Inside Sport, Monday to Friday, Bright Ideas, Ernie & Denise, At Home with John Mangos and Infobreak, presenting advertorials. She also hosted the infomercial series, Celebrity Home Shopping. In 1993 Sami was a reporter on the Network Ten Adventure Program, WILD WEEKEND.
Sami graduated from the Queensland University of Technology in 1992 with a Bachelor of Business Communication, majoring in Film and Television, and with a minor in Journalism. In her final year, Sami was awarded the Federation of Radio Broadcasters Prize for the most outstanding student in broadcast journalism.
Sami is actively involved in a number of charities. She is the proud Patron for Kids Rehab at The Children’s Hospital at Westmead and an Ambassador for the National Breast Cancer Foundation. In 2010, Sami was the face of the Pink Ribbon Breakfast campaign for the NBCF. She also travelled to Morocco in 2010 as the Australian Ambassador for WSPA at the International Whaling Convention in Agadir.
Sami has also been involved in various charity events for Earth Hour, Aveda’s Walk for Water, Variety and Red Nose Day.
Sami’s passion for travel saw her create her own successful travel business in 2011, hosting unique getaways for women in New York.