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!
We're wrapping up our two-part series on policing in Greater Lafayette. Part two takes a look at proposed legislation to end racial profiling by police.
News 18 is kicking off a two part series about policing in our community. Part one revolves around a continuing problem faced by both Lafayette and West Lafayette Police Departments.
They have a total of 1,000 doses to administer, including the 100 doses they plan on giving out Monday.
Tippecanoe County leaders aren't planning to reevaluate courthouse security. Brown said the safety budget is done for 2021, and there are no plans to ask for any emergency funding.
Sensors were taken out and replaced with a camera system and collects real-time data for the city.
Part of a historic building in Lafayette is being saved, brick-by-brick.
The armadillo medallion was paid for with the gift given by Gary and his wife, Jo Ann Branson.
The new location is on Maple Point Drive next to the Payless Supermarket.
County corrections will add areas for addiction programs, and a new building next to the jail will house administrative positions.
This person will be dedicated to the county's needle exchange program. That's something the department has never had before.
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