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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

Work moves forward on Lafayette's new central maintenance site

The first phase is building a new salt dome on the 15 acre site.

City to start work on wastewater plant improvements

$1.9 million will be spent to add new pumps, electrical and other equipment.

Senator Todd Young shares his end-of-the-year wish list

It includes passing the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement and raising the legal smoking and vaping age.

Downtown Lafayette gearing up for annual Christmas parade

The parade was cancelled last year because of rain, but the radar looks clear for this year's festivities.

Lafayette Noon Optimists begin 60th year of tree sales

Sales benefit children's programs throughout Greater Lafayette.

Frankfort organization giving beds to children in need

According to the organization Sleep in Heavenly Peace, 2 to 3 percent of American children don't have a bed, but a Frankfort man is working to lower that statistic using his woodworking skills.

State fire marshal investigating Benton Co. fire

Crews were called to the area of County Road 8500 East and 300 South at about 6:45 Thursday morning.

Presentation designed to lower rental property crime in Tippecanoe Co.

National statistics show 75 percent of crimes happen in rental properties. That's why Tippecanoe County Project Safe Neighborhoods is offering advice to property owners and managers.

TCSO hosting 'Explorers' open house

During the open house, potential explorers will meet with adult leadership and current explorers.

Wabash Center building new ADA compliant home

It will be built on County Road 250 South near Old U.S. 231 and will be an affordable option for those in need of an ADA compliant home.

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