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Sam Klemet

I was born in New York City and raised outside of Detroit.  I graduated from Michigan State University in 2007 with an Honor's Degree in Broadcast Journalism and then took a reporting job in southern Illinois.   I worked there for about five months before taking over as the News and Sports Director at two stations in central Minnesota.  After two-and-a-half years in the frigid cold, I accepted the position at WBAA in June of 2010.  I have really enjoyed my time working in the West Lafayette area.    I love being out in the community covering a wide range of events from school board and city council meetings to elections and football and basketball games.

When I am not working,  I am usually watching some kind of sports game, most likely the Pistons, Lions, or Tigers.    I also work as a volunteer for the Big Brothers Big Sisters program in Lafayette which has been an outstanding experience. 

I look forward to many more years to come at WBAA and in the West Lafayette community.

  • Indianapolis-based Republic Airways has a problem: It can't find enough pilots to fly its planes. And so it plans to take more than two dozen of its jets out of service. Six months ago, the FAA boosted the number of hours it takes to qualify as a commercial pilot, and that has made it difficult for small, regional carriers to get the pilots they need.
  • Indiana's governor has approved $100 million in bonds to help repair the private stadium, arguing its economic benefit to the region is worth the cost. But even some race fans aren't sure that should be a top priority.