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Leah Thompson

Reporter Leah Thompson joined NewsWatch 12 in July of 2018.

Title: Reporter/Anchor
leahthompson@kdrv.com

Leah Thompson joined Newswatch 12 in July of 2018. She is originally from Geneva, Illinois — one of the suburbs outside of Chicago.

Leah graduated from Drake University in May 2018 with a bachelor’s degree in Broadcast News.

Before joining KDRV, Leah worked was a Part-Time Reporter at KCCI 8 News in Des Moines, Iowa. She spent her last semester of college being a full time student and starting her career as a journalist.

While at Drake she participated in the Drake Relays Broadcast every year. This is the largest student-run broadcast in the country.

When Leah isn’t out in the field reporting or at the anchor desk she enjoys exploring the beautiful Pacific Northwest. She also enjoys trying new foods and activities with her coworkers.

Leah would love to hear from you! You can send her any news tip or story idea through Facebook or Twitter.

Recent Posts by Leah Thompson

Jackson County Fire District 5 raises money through 'Fund the First' after Almeda Fire losses

The fire department lost a station and has suffered substantial damage because of the Almeda Fire.

Virtual Luminaria Ceremony by Relay For Life

This Saturday you can take part in the Luminaria Ceremony on Facebook.

Jackson County Public Health reports 12 new cases

This brings the total number of coronavirus cases in the county to 461.

6 people transition out of Medford's temporary homeless campground to the Kelly Shelter

The campground has remained full since it opened on Monday, July 27th.

Hiroshima Peace Tree placed at SOU Farm

The tree was placed at the SOU farm exactly 75 years after the Hiroshima bombings.

Type one helicopter based in Medford is beneficial for our region

A senior firefighting pilot believes these types of helicopters are much more effective when it comes to firefighting.

Oregon Health Authority reports 285 new cases and 1 new death

The number of cases in the state is now more than 19,000.

Oregon Health Authority reports 330 new COVID-19 cases, 3 deaths

This brings the state's total number of coronavirus cases to 18,817.

Jackson County reports 18 new COVID-19 cases, most cases reported in one day

This brings the total number of coronavirus cases in Jackson County to 370.

Red Salmon Complex grows to 3,420 acres

The wildfire started on Monday, July 27th because of lightning.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 32820

Reported Deaths: 543
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Multnomah7184138
Marion468394
Washington451960
Umatilla297641
Clackamas240861
Malheur162723
Lane121017
Jackson11485
Deschutes84012
Yamhill75713
Jefferson5348
Polk53015
Linn52213
Morrow4996
Lincoln48213
Union4462
Benton3106
Wasco2923
Klamath2802
Hood River2510
Douglas2324
Clatsop2120
Josephine1982
Columbia1711
Coos1570
Baker942
Crook621
Tillamook530
Lake330
Curry310
Wallowa311
Sherman180
Harney120
Grant100
Gilliam80
Unassigned00
Wheeler00

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 809890

Reported Deaths: 15606
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles2678016514
Riverside581781189
San Bernardino54478925
Orange533151216
San Diego46610776
Kern31947369
Fresno28336382
Sacramento22269406
Alameda21189406
Santa Clara21153312
San Joaquin20194441
Contra Costa16572205
Stanislaus16452354
Tulare15970263
Ventura12729150
Imperial11835317
San Francisco11143101
Monterey988471
San Mateo9843150
Santa Barbara9061113
Merced8872142
Kings756980
Sonoma7412122
Marin6716118
Solano630963
Madera448165
Placer357745
San Luis Obispo354629
Butte282744
Yolo280355
Santa Cruz23589
Sutter170511
Napa168113
San Benito134511
Yuba11537
El Dorado11274
Mendocino93118
Shasta85617
Lassen7400
Glenn5783
Tehama5605
Lake54911
Nevada5347
Colusa5296
Humboldt5017
Calaveras31714
Amador29616
Tuolumne2274
Inyo18715
Mono1652
Siskiyou1650
Del Norte1391
Mariposa752
Plumas500
Modoc270
Trinity160
Sierra60
Alpine20
Unassigned00
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