Samantha Thieke joined WLFI in October of 2013 as a 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!
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Data is updated nightly.
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