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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

Small businesses try to adjust and stay afloat during pandemic

Businesses are finding creative ways to stay open.

Local group makes homemade face masks and gowns

The donations are going to care facility workers.

Truck drivers are not slowing down during pandemic

Some people refer to the trucking industry as the backbone of the US, and one local company says that its still going strong during COVID-19.

Fire District 3 makes new changes to preserve PPE and limit exposure

Chief Horton wants to make sure there's enough PPE for his team.

10-year-old Grants Pass girl makes heartwarming thank you signs

Each sign posted outside of a Grants Pass family's home thanks a different essential worker.

Hotel and vacation rentals in Brookings under strict guidelines

The city says only essential people are allowed to book a room.

5th person dies from coronavirus in Oregon

The Oregon Health Authority says there are also 24 new cases in the state.

Wildlife Images Rehabilitation and Education Center is closed to the public

The center says the state's new measures caused it to close.

Jackson County Emergency Operations Center collecting donations of medical supplies

This is for medical or other private sector professionals only.

Shots fired at multiple Grants Pass businesses

One of the businesses damaged is Asante Urgent Care.

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