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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

Restaurants could be banned from using styrofoam

This legislation is in the Oregon Senate right now.

A local block party helps build strong families

Jackson Care Connect and the Rogue Valley Family YMCA want families to grow stronger together.

Three people rob archery store in Medford

Police need your helping finding the three suspects.

The rising wave of abortion restrictions in America

Abortion bans continue popping up across the United States, leaving many people wondering where their states stand.

DUII driver crashed into Oregon State Police Patrol Car

The Medford Police Department is investigating a crash involving OSP and a DUII driver.

Firefighters across the world are learning about prescribed burning in Ashland

Smoke will be visible in our region for the next several days.

The Ashland Fire Department could be forced to cut three firefighters

The City of Ashland is looking at budget cuts to help with the deficit.

Inaccurate information on social media about Ashland I.D. ordinance

This ordinance will be discussed at Ashland City Council on May 21st.

UPDATE: Tiller Trail Highway Wildfire

This fire is just north of Jackson County.

'Run, hide, fight' has become a mantra for how to act during a mass shooting

The two students pictured above picked last option, fight the attacker. It cost them their lives.

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