Megan Thompson is happy to be reporting in the communities she grew up around!

The Valley-native graduated as a Sun Devil from Arizona State University, where she received her bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Megan also holds a bachelor's degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice.

During her time on campus, she anchored and reported for the award-winning 'Cronkite News' airing on PBS Arizona. She spent more than two years with the program. She was recognized nationally for her work, including a First-Place win in what is called 'The Pulitzer Prize of Collegiate Journalism' - the Hearst Journalism Awards.

Following graduation, Megan spent a year in southern Arizona at ABC15's sister station KGUN9.

When she's not at work, Megan loves spending time with her family - including 'Henry,' a dog she rescued from Maricopa County Animal Care and Control.

You can reach Megan by email here. Follow her on Twitter or Facebook.

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