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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

'I think we're on the wrong track,' WL Supt. calls out iLearn

Killion said iLearn is just a repackaged version of iStep with a different vendor and name.

Grant to help Lafayette police enhance department

The department has been awarded it every year for more than a decade, and usually splits it with the Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office.

West Lafayette Schools opt out of 1:1 technology

Superintendent Rocky Killion said one of the main reasons for opting out of one to one is the popularity of technology in today's world.

Nine people hurt after car rear-ends horse and buggy near Camden

The car slammed into the back of a bus style horse and buggy carrying 8 people.

WLCSC feeling the impact of statewide teacher problems

Killion said filling the jobs is becoming harder and harder due to a dwindling number of candidates.

Promenade project in Lafayette has another setback

More structural problems have led to another delay to a project that's already more than a year and a half behind schedule.

Trial for Lafayette man accused of killing wife and recording it begins Friday

"We loved them both. That's the bad thing. We lost a nice neighbor."

Clinton Co. residents petition for change at dangerous intersection

Residents say the intersection of County Roads 950 West and 400 North is one distracted driver away from tragedy.

Lafayette funeral home offers eco-friendly option after death

With the push to go green, some people are taking it a step further by making sure their sustainability lives on even after death.

Concrete project to improve Underwood Street in Lafayette

The city is replacing about nine blocks of crumbling infrastructure along Underwood Street.

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