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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

McDonald's employee is able to pursue college dream

McDonald's Archway to Opportunity Program is helping pay for a portion of her schooling.

Police: Grenades found in Grants Pass parking lot included live explosives

Police asked people to avoid the lot east of the north McDonalds and temporarily closed down 7th Street.

Part of the Lodge at Lake of the Woods is open, after about 10 years of renovations

The Lake of the Woods resort is getting ready the holidays inside the lodge.

UPDATE: Missing child found

Medford Police is asking people to look around their property.

Deadly car crash on Highway 97

Oregon State Police is investigating the crash.

Discounts and giveaways for veterans on Veterans Day

Businesses and restaurants want to say thank you to veterans.

Veterans Day events in Southern Oregon

This year there are multiple events going on in Southern Oregon to honor veterans on Monday, November 11.

Local business owner says Highway 140 and Kershaw intersection needs to change

The owner says she has to close her blinds every morning so she doesn't see crashes.

Voters decide on the Grants Pass Fire Rescue bond

Measure would form make Grants Pass Fire Rescue District an independent district if passed

What happens if the ECSO bond passes or fails in Jackson County

Tuesday, November 5th is Jackson County's Special Election.

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