Samantha Thieke

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

Title: 5 and 6 p.m. 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. Then in 2018, she became a co-anchor of News 18 at This Morning. Now you can watch her on News 18 at 5 and 6 p.m.

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, Olive and Frankie.

She also loves cooking and volunteering in the community.

Feel free to contact Samantha with story ideas!

Recent Posts by Samantha Thieke

One person badly burned after fire at Lafayette business

It happened about 10:15 a.m. Monday on Coleman Court behind the Eastside 10 IMAX.

Smoky skies in Greater Lafayette could be impacting your health

News 18 spoke with an expert from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management to find out why.

Penguins to arrive at Columbian Park Zoo

Seven of the nine total penguins will make their arrival on Thursday, July 29.

Greater Lafayette YWCA President & CEO to retire

Allison Beggs has served in the position for about three-and-a-half years.

Scott Greeson & Trouble with Monday preparing for the 40th TASTE of Tippecanoe

The TASTE of Tippecanoe is Saturday, July 31 from 6 p.m. to midnight.

WLFD firefighters honored for their life-saving actions

Six firefighters were recognized for their work.

TCHD hosting back-to-school vaccine clinic

It's focused on making sure children get the required vaccines for Kindergarten, 6th and 12th grade, but there's been a drop in interest this year.

Tippecanoe Co. COVID-19 vaccination clinic seeing a decline in people wanting appointments

Things have slowed to a crawl at Tippecanoe County's COVID-19 vaccination clinic.

LSC 1 of 29 state schools to get interest refund from Indiana Bank Bond

Indiana extended the property tax deadline by 60 days in 2020, and that delayed the LSC from getting some funds.

Purdue adjusting to accommodate record number of incoming students

Purdue Vice Provost for Student Life Beth McCuskey said getting 15,000 students into housing can be a challenge.

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