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

Abandoned homes torn down to make way for South 8th Street development

News 18 spoke with Jeff Rider about his vision for the neighborhood, and why it will be a benefit to more than the businesses and people calling the new developments home.

City moves forward on Columbian Park carousel

The Lafayette Board of Works gave the green light for design phase of a new carousel Tuesday.

City finds cost savings on Loeb Stadium project

As we previously reported, bids came in about $3 million higher than expected.

Bids for Loeb Stadium project come in higher than expected

Bids for the Loeb Stadium overhaul came in about $3 million higher than expected. Now, the city of Lafayette is budgeting to pay for it.

Man dead after hit by train near Shadeland

The man hit and killed by a train in Tippecanoe County has been identified as 42-year-old Joshua N. Cook of Shadeland.

LPD locate the two missing Lafayette children

A witness who saw their pictures in the media recognized the children and called the police.

Clinton Co. K9 officer gets new protective vest

Non-profit organization Vested Interest in K9s gave it to the the sheriff's office.

Divers searching for kayaker near Monticello

Just after 8 a.m. Monday, dispatchers say they got a call that a kayaker had fallen in the water near the Norway Dam.

LPD investigating homicide, suspect in custody

Police say 18-year-old Talmadge Russell Jasper of Lafayette was arrested for murder, residential entry and invasion of privacy.

Lafayette Street reopens after fallen tree blocks lanes

A fallen tree caused problems for drivers Wednesday morning.

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