Emilie Syberg

Reporter / Morning Edition Host

On November 27, 2017, we welcomed Emilie Syberg to the WBAA family. Emilie has recently returned to the states, after participating in the Peace Corps from June 2014 to August of 2016, where she worked as an English teacher in Zambia. After attending grad school for Journalism at Northwestern University, Emilie joined WBAA as a Morning Show Host and Reporter. Emilie is passionate about the morning show series because she believes it is a great way to start your day. As a reporter, Emilie enjoys that the process of reporting one feature can blossom into a series of stories. In the future she is looking forward to reporting on the issues that are affecting low income families and individuals. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, visiting museums, and is an avid news junkie. WBAA is excited to have Emilie Syberg as a part of our team and we look forward to seeing what she has in store for the future.

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The Tippecanoe County Health Department Wednesday reminded Purdue University football fans to remain aware of COVID-19 risks this weekend as the Boilermakers start the season at home on Saturday.

Lafayette Police Department

The Lafayette Police Department Saturday terminated an officer who participated in an online neo-Nazi forum in 2016.


Purdue University’s head football coach, Jeff Brohm, confirmed his COVID-19 diagnosis Monday, after the results of both a daily antigen test and a PCR test taken Sunday came back positive. 

Casey Abbett

Purdue University head football coach Jeff Brohm received presumed positive COVID-19 test results Sunday. 

City of Frankfort

This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor: Indiana is staying in Stage 5 of the state’s reopening plan, and the statewide mask order remains in place. But as cases continue to rise, how should local governments respond – and find solutions that work for residents in their specific communities and counties?


This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor: Stage 5 of Indiana’s reopening plan began this past weekend, and although the mask mandate remains in place, most businesses are able to open at capacity. More broadly, what’s going to change in communities, what will stay the same -- and what will never be the same again?

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Purdue University President Mitch Daniels, along with Greater Lafayette and university healthcare leaders, signed an open letter to Tippecanoe County’s health officer Tuesday urging him to allow the health department’s bar and restaurant order -- enforced since August -- to remain in place for another month. The letter comes after local officials have voiced support for removing some restrictions.

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Purdue University Monday suspended 14 students who attended a party in a residence hall Saturday night, 13 of whom were identified as student-athletes.

The school’s Code of Conduct penalizes students who violate the Protect Purdue Pledge -- which calls for mask wearing and social distancing -- at on- or off-campus gatherings.


This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor: after months in Stage 4.5, Indiana will enter the final phase of its reopening plan. How will this impact communities across the state – and what does this mean for the financial future of struggling businesses? How can local governments work to keep people safe and keep the doors open?

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The Tippecanoe County Health Department order restricting county bars, restaurants, and nightclubs could remain in effect as Indiana moves into Stage 5 of the state’s Back On Track reopening plan this weekend.

City of Frankfort

This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor: city business goes on as the COVID-19 pandemic continues. In Frankfort, new security measures will be put in place at Old Stoney, and the city is looking ahead to its 2021 budget. How are city officials planning ahead in the midst of ongoing uncertainty?

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Big Ten football will resume next month after the season was postponed in August over concerns about COVID-19.

According to a statement released by the 14-school conference Wednesday, the Big Ten Council of Presidents and Chancellors voted unanimously to allow games to begin the weekend of October 23. 


This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor: the Tippecanoe County Health Department eased the rules on bartop service at bars and restaurants this week, but left other restrictions in their August health order in place. Could guidelines for earlier closing times be rolled back, or is it too soon to tell how the order is working? What kind of financial hit are area establishments taking?

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The Tippecanoe County Health Department will now permit restaurants and bars to offer bartop service until 9 p.m., modifying an August order that banned bartop service completely.


This week on WBAA’s Ask The Mayor: Purdue University is in session, and the city of West Lafayette is readjusting to life with students back in town and back on campus.  What’s the progress report on how residents and students are sharing the same space again? And how is the city working with Purdue to stay informed about the latest COVID developments within the student body?