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

OLCC doubles liquor license fee this fall

Stores and restaurants that sell beer or wine will have to pay $800 now.

Increasing security at hemp farms

One hemp farm in Medford is going to use an infrared drone to catch thieves.

First Moon Landing Fast Facts

This week is the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing.

Harry and David's Village Store has a new look

The ribbon cutting was Saturday morning at 8:45 am.

Water Rescue in Gold Hill

Fire District 3 wants to remind everyone to wear a life vest.

Barry strengthens into Category 1 hurricane as it nears landfall in Louisiana

The hurricane is expected to hit landall this morning.

Diesel technicians have options in an evolving industry

Freightliner Northwest in Medford offers a wide variety of on the job training in its service department.

Police believe they found body of missing actor from Grants Pass

Charles Levin was in the process of moving to a new home in the area when he disappeared.

High Schoolers across the Rogue Valley are working on Ashland Watershed

This summer teenagers are working on the Lomakatsi Restoration Project.

Multiple water rescues in our region

Five agencies responded to a family of 4 stuck on the Rogue River. Rural Metro Fire responded to a handful of other water rescues as well.

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