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

Southern Oregon Humane Society Adoption Event

Some dogs from the Southern Oregon Humane Society now have their forever home.

Two traffic stops in Dorris turned into drug busts

The driver tried to get away from the deputy twice.

Firefighters battle house fire for more than 5 hours

Crews have to monitor the destroyed home today and tomorrow for hot spots.

Local farms are having a hard time finding workers

The price of fruits and vegetables may increase.

Local dispensary gives input on severe lung disease outbreak

One of the owners of Kanopy 7 says the e-cigarette industry should be regulated.

UPDATE: Containment grows on Lime Fire

The fire prompted evacuation warnings on September 7 as it spread toward homes in the Ash Creek and Gottsville area.

Sanford says he is launching primary challenge against Trump

Today former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford says he will challenge President Trump for the 2020 Republican nomination.

Fatal car crash on Highway 50

The crash happened near the Oregon and California border.

Fire Danger Level decreases to high

The new fire restrictions starts Sunday, September 8th.

Medford Police looking for package thief

The package was stolen from a home on Sunset Drive.

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