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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

City of Lafayette goes high tech to assess street repairs

It's a job that took two people six weeks to do manually, but StreetScan can do the same thing in one to two days.

Work to begin on Columbian Park Zoo penguin exhibit

The Lafayette Board of Works approved a $2,699,000 contract Tuesday.

Bids open for Loeb Stadium renovation

The board of works opened bids at its Tuesday morning meeting, and almost 40 bids were made.

Howard County Sheriff's daughter killed in crash

The daughter of Howard County Sheriff Jerry Asher was killed in a two-vehicle crash Monday night. That's according to Indiana State Police Sgt. Tony Slocum.

WL 8th grader helps students gain access to technology at home

West Lafayette eighth grader Ava Hallberg saw a disadvantage for her fellow students, and she decided to do something about it.

School crossing guard spreading joy in Monticello

A Twin Lakes School Corporation crossing guard is making it his job to bring smiles to the faces of everyone he sees.

City hires engineers to find solution to Lafayette street flooding

Engineers will study the intersection of 9th and Kossuth Streets and an alley near 18th and Central Streets.

Commissioners table rezoning of White County landfill

Commissioners have 90 days to make a decision.

Structural problems lead to delay and added costs on Lafayette promenade

The promenade stretches along the Wabash River from Columbia Street to Rhiele Plaza behind the MARQ building, but what was supposed to take a year has taken much longer.

Habitat home adding value to Lafayette neighborhood

Habitat for Humanity of Lafayette has completed more than 25 renovations and repaired more than 90 homes in the Wabash Avenue neighborhood. Now it's fixing up another home on the street.

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