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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

The Medford School District Holds First Listening Session

There were many topics up for discussion including: moving 6th graders up to middle school, allowing high school students to be taught online and the need for space.

Three Dogs in Jacksonville Possibly Poisoned

Three dogs in the same neighborhood, are recovering after what the police department believes to be a poisoning.

Listening Sessions for Parents about Medford School District Changes

The Medford School District is constantly growing. That growth means changes are needed. The superintendent is asking parents for help on what changes they want to see.

1 Dead and 14 Hospitalized from Apparent Overdose in Chico

California authorities believe the powerful opioid fentanyl is responsible.

Dirt Biker Crashes with Serious Injuries

The crash happened on on Upper River Road.

Small Building Fire in Kerby

A small building was engulfed in flames when Illinois Valley Fire arrived.

BREAKING: Deadly Car Crash in Josephine County

A car violently crashed into trees this morning on Lower River Road.

Attorney General's Hate Crime Listening Session

Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum is looking to change hate crime legislation.

Ashland City Council Holds Public Listening Session

City council members want to know what Ashland should work on these next two years.

Jordan Cove Public Meeting and Rally

The Department of State Lands is looking at a 10 billion dollar pipeline application.

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