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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

A look inside the Morton Center renovation

The nearly 90-year-old building is being renovated to become the permanent city hall.

Columbian Park band shell to be rebuilt

The band shell on Memorial Island needs to come down due to structural problems.

White County K9 officer program seeing success

New 18 got the chance to meet one of the new K-9 officers and his handler to see how the reinstatement of the program is paying off.

Lafayette looking to go green and save money at wastewater plant

The process takes waste and turns it into methane. Then, a generator turns that into power which is used at the plant.

Lafayette boy's fascination goes global

A Lafayette 8-year-old has an interesting obsession, and it's gaining attention across the globe.

Secondary toxicity threatening local wildlife

A local wildlife center is warning about the dangers of rat and mouse poison in birds.

City to replace part of worn down Lafayette road

Work will happen on Twykenham Boulevard between South 9th Street and Poland Hill Road.

Donations of bras and feminine hygiene products wanted for women in need

Outlaw is now on a mission to empower women who can't afford some of the simplest necessities.

Person found dead by White County Sheriff identified as 61-year-old Oxford man

Deputies believe it went off the road, then the 61-year-old corrected and crossed the center line. The truck then rolled and landed in a ditch.

Delphi School Board votes to 'proceed with termination' of superintendent's contract

Greg Briles could be out as the Delphi Community School Corporation's Superintendent.

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