Samantha Thieke

Samantha Thieke joined WLFI in October of 2013 as a multi-platform journalist.

Title: 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 was 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

WL Wellness and Aquatics Center takes another step forward

Wednesday morning, the redevelopment commission reviewed the design plan and approved the guaranteed maximum price of the project.

Resolution could require smoke detector inspections in Logansport

A proposed resolution would require anyone applying for and signing a building permit to agree to a smoke detector inspection within 90 days.

Greater Lafayette leaders want your help creating new branding

Right now, you can take a survey to answer what makes the area a great place to live, play, work and visit.

Local store selling legal 'marijuana' product

iSmoke Vapor in Lafayette has added a new product to help weed out the competition, and it's creating a different kind of cloud than what customers are used to.

Haggerty Lane expansion designed to improve traffic flow

City leaders hope an expansion will improve traffic flow along a busy Lafayette road.

City looking to relocate historic downtown Lafayette sewer

The city of Lafayette is doing a study to figure out if a portion of the Pearl River Sewer should be relocated.

Man arrested after multi-county chase

A man is under arrest after leading police on a chase across three counties Wednesday.

A Look Back: Some of 2018's Top Stories

News 18 takes a look back on some of this year's the top stories in Greater Lafayette.

Police release name of cyclist who died after being hit by vehicle

Lafayette police have released the identity of the cyclist killed Wednesday evening in a crash with a vehicle on Creasy Lane.

LPD officer dies after battle with cancer

According to Lafayette police, Officer William Meluch died on Christmas Day after battling cancer for more than a year.

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