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.
Some dogs from the Southern Oregon Humane Society now have their forever home.
The driver tried to get away from the deputy twice.
Crews have to monitor the destroyed home today and tomorrow for hot spots.
The price of fruits and vegetables may increase.
One of the owners of Kanopy 7 says the e-cigarette industry should be regulated.
The fire prompted evacuation warnings on September 7 as it spread toward homes in the Ash Creek and Gottsville area.
Today former South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford says he will challenge President Trump for the 2020 Republican nomination.
The crash happened near the Oregon and California border.
The new fire restrictions starts Sunday, September 8th.
The package was stolen from a home on Sunset Drive.