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.


Business
4:09 am
Thu February 13, 2014

Pilot Shortage Forces Republic Airways To Cut Service

Originally published on Thu February 13, 2014 6:29 am

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.

Sports
5:03 am
Wed February 12, 2014

For Would-Be NFL Players, 40 Yards Stand In Their Way

Originally published on Wed February 12, 2014 6:57 am

Transcript

STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:

The pro football season is over, so attention now turns to the draft. Though new talent will not be chosen until May, they show off their skills now. Among other things, they attend the annual NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis. Sounds like farm equipment, but it's really an even where more than 300 top prospects attend. They'll be evaluated on their strength and speed, specifically the 40-yard dash.

And as Sam Klemet of member station WFYI reports, a tenth of a second can mean all the difference.

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Around the Nation
4:39 am
Sun May 26, 2013

Indianapolis Speedway Needs Boost, But With Taxpayer Funds?

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has approved $100 million in bonds to repair the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Jamie Squire Getty Images

Originally published on Sun May 26, 2013 12:24 pm

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.

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