Jadiann Thompson is an Emmy award-winning journalist. She anchors the 7News 4 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m., and 9 p.m. weekday newscasts.
Jadiann joined 7News in June of 2015. Prior to that, Jadiann was the 6pm weekday anchor for the NBC affiliate in Kansas City – KSHB TV.
In addition to anchoring every weekday, she reported for the evening newscasts. Many of those days, Jadiann was a multimedia journalist which meant she ran her own camera while reporting. Her favorite days were when the 6pm newscast she was anchoring started with a story she pitched, shot, wrote and edited.
While in Kansas City, Jadiann was honored with two Emmy awards. One Emmy was for best anchor in the region and one was for her piece on the FCC considering loosening restrictions on in-flight cell phone use.
Before KSHB Jadiann was a multimedia journalist and fill-in anchor at KPHO-TV in Phoenix, AZ. She won her first Emmy award for a report on WiFi hacking. During her time in Phoenix, Jadiann covered the country’s self-proclaimed toughest sheriff, Joe Arpaio, and the Jodi Arias trial. She reported heavily on immigration reform and spent nearly two weeks on the front lines covering the Wallow Fire, Arizona’s largest wildfire in state history.
Jadiann got her start in television news at KTWO-TV in Casper, WY. She joined KTWO first as a multimedia journalist and was promoted to executive producer and main anchor of the stations 5 pm, 6 pm & 10 pm newscasts within a year. She also spent time as the assistant news director at the station.
Right out of college, Jadiann taught English as a second language in Madrid, Spain.
She is a 2007 graduate of the University of Arkansas where she studied broadcast journalism. During her time in college, Jadiann interned on Capitol Hill for Congressman John Boozman who is now a US Senator.
Jadiann loves riding horses and being involved in the community. She spends much of her free time as an emcee for charity events and has worked closely with the ALS Association.
If you have a story idea, she wants to know!