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.
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The Lake of the Woods resort is getting ready the holidays inside the lodge.
Medford Police is asking people to look around their property.
Oregon State Police is investigating the crash.
Businesses and restaurants want to say thank you to veterans.
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The owner says she has to close her blinds every morning so she doesn't see crashes.
Measure would form make Grants Pass Fire Rescue District an independent district if passed
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