Samantha Thieke

Samantha Thieke joined WLFI in October of 2013 as a multi-platform journalist.

Title: News 18 This Morning Anchor/Multi-Platform Journalist

Samantha Thieke joined WLFI in October of 2013 as a multi-platform journalist. In 2015, she became a weekend anchor and producer. You can now wake up and see her as an anchor on News 18 at 5.

Samantha was born and raised in Kokomo, Indiana, and graduated from Indiana University Kokomo in December 2013.

While at IU Kokomo, Samantha was an anchor and reporter for “Cougar News at IUK”, a student-produced news program, and participated in the campus improv group.

Samantha also got the chance to intern in news at RTV6 Indianapolis and WLFI.

In her free time, Samantha enjoys spending time with her husband, Matthew, and her three children, Gabe, Addlie and Olive.

She also loves cooking and volunteering in the community.

Feel free to contact Samantha with story ideas!

Recent Posts by Samantha Thieke

Outdoor dining could be extended in downtown Lafayette

Due to the positive response, the city would like to extend Fresh Air Eats through October.

City of Lafayette to extend Park East Blvd.

The plan is to extend Park East Boulevard from McCarty Lane to S.R. 38.

Student foundation expanding outreach amid pandemic

When the need for services began to expand outside of campus, members began collaborating with other organizations to increase outreach.

IU Health asks parents to rethink COVID-related ER visits

Dr. James Bien said more often than not, it's not an actual emergency.

Historical property to become a home for recovering addicts

Home with Hope, Inc. is renovating and restoring the 1890's Queen Anne-style duplex.

Lafayette nurses create support group for infant loss and miscarriage

Two IU Health Arnett nurses are using personal tragedy to help others.

Local business owner concerned about Teal Road intersection project

The Indiana Department of Transportation is planning to improve the intersection of 4th Street, Poland Hill Road and U.S. 52.

INDOT to install four way signal at busy Romney intersection

INDOT is hoping it will help make it safer, but it's not the first time that kind of signal will be installed.

The community reflects on Bob Rohrman's legacy

The Bob Rohrman Auto Group now consists of 32 dealerships in Indiana, Illinois, and Wisconsin.

Neighbors react to Lafayette double homicide

When police got there at about 11:14 p.m. Tuesday, 19-year-old Alberto Vanmeter and 37-year-old Joshua Ungersma were found shot dead.

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