Samantha Thieke

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

Title: Multi-Platform Journalist

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

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 was 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 family, her dog, Shelby, and cat, Storm Trooper.

She also loves cooking and volunteering in the community.

Samantha is excited to start her career and call this area her home.

Recent Posts by Samantha Thieke

Crash causes delays along I-65 Wednesday morning

The southbound lanes of I-65 near Wolcott are closed due to an overturned semi.

Chimney fire causes damage to Newton Co. home

Investigators said a chimney fire in a wood burning fireplace is to blame for house fire in rural Morocco Friday morning.

LSC ready to handle any potential cases of acute flaccid myelitis

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — News 18 spoke with a local school district to see how it would handle it if one of its students were diagnosed with acute flaccid myelitis.

Drainage project to improve flood-prone area in Lafayette

LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — The board of works approved a drainage project along South 30th Street.

Coroner releases name of man killed in Frankfort fire

The Clinton County Coroner has identified the person killed in a Frankfort structure fire.

Father remembers daughters after their killer's sentencing

Alia Sierra was sentenced to two years in the Department of Corrections, two years on house arrest and two years on probation.

Vouchers awarded to help end homelessness in Lafayette

The Lafayette Housing Authority was awarded 35 additional vouchers to support homeless veterans and the non-elderly disabled.

Vacant building demolition will help downtown flooding

The board of works approved the demolition of a vacant building at the corner of 9th and South streets.

'Reading is Leading' inspiring children at Purdue

A Purdue event is inspiring children to love reading.

Local rabbi wants community to come together for Pittsburgh synagogue victims

A local rabbi wants to bring interfaith leaders together to honor the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting victims.

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