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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 weekend anchor and producer. You can now wake up and see her as an anchor on News 18 This Morning.

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

New development planned for former Great Lakes Chemical site

The stretch of buildings sit near Sagamore Parkway and Morehouse Road.

City signs lease agreement for Lafayette Theater

The 10 year lease will allow the Long Center expand operations into the Lafayette Theater for $10 a year.

American Red Cross in need of Hoosier blood donations

The organization is reporting a statewide blood donation shortage.

City planning work along multiple Lafayette streets

The projects will be funded with the Community Crossings Grant.

Restrictions coming to Cason Street during water main project

Crews will be running water main between 18th and 30th street. It's to supply water to the Murdock Park booster station.

Triple XXX named one of Indiana's Top 20 in 20 for destination dining

The 20 eateries on the list are considered true destination dining experiences.

City of Lafayette to relocate water main on Teal Road

Crews will be replacing 900 feet of water main on Teal Road just east of 18th Street.

Alabama Street homicide victim identified

As we previously reported, the 57-year-old was found dead in an Alabama street home Dec. 13.

Caretaker's cottage restoration moving forward

The redevelopment commission approved funding to start on the second phase of the project.

City looking for artist to create WL Wellness and Aquatic Center piece

The plan is to add a piece up to 15 feet tall and 43 feet wide at the entrance, but they need help finding someone to make it a reality.

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