Leah Thompson

Reporter Leah Thompson joined NewsWatch 12 in July of 2018.

Title: Reporter/Anchor

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

One Ashland family gets creative during gas outage

Avista says about 48 hundred customers are impacted in Ashland.

Many Ashland businesses impacted by gas outage

2-3 days is a long time for businesses to be without gas.

North Valley High School is trying to reduce the number of teens that vape

The use of e-cigarettes and vaping by teenagers is being called an epidemic.

Dogs warn family about fire in the middle of the night

The dogs woke everyone up because of their whimpering and noises.

A dozen rescuers saved an injured hiker from Rainie Falls

Rural Metro Fire says it took three hours to carry the hiker out of the trail.

Oregon Shakespeare Festival receives historic honor

It is considered one of Oregon's most prestigious honors.

Construction this week on Highway 101 in Curry County

There are quite a few construction impacts along Highway 101 in Curry County this coming week.

Medford Police looking for shooting suspect

The Medford Police Department needs your help finding this man.

Staying local this Spring Break

Tasting different wines at local wineries.

What Uber is paying to come to Ashland

The Ashland ordinance requires ride share companies to pay $5,000 a year.

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