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.

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Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller announced Tuesday the state is appealing the 7th Circuit Court’s ruling that Indiana’s same  sex marriage ban is unconstitutional. People on both sides of the issue are ready for the nation’s highest court to provide clarity on the definition of marriage. 

Four other states are filing federal court appeals to reverse decisions that struck down their traditional marriage laws. Wisconsin also filed its appeal Tuesday. 

Sunday is the 97th running of the Indianapolis 500, which draws hundreds of thousands of fans to the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. While it's an economic boon for the area, the 104-year-old track needs renovations — and just how it's getting the money is rubbing some Hoosiers the wrong way.