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.
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The wildlife park is closed until further notice while staff work to repair the damage caused by downed trees and heavy snow.
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At the end of the party people can walk to their hotel room instead of their car.
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