Arizona-native Megan Thompson is excited to be back in the valley to tell stories in the communities she grew up around. Megan comes to ABC 15 after a year in southern Arizona - reporting for KGUN9 in Tucson.
Megan is an Arizona State University graduate, 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, also as a Sun Devil.
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 and has been recognized nationally for her work.
She is also a First Place national title-holder in what's called, the 'Pulitzer Prize of Collegiate Journalism' - the Hearst Journalism Awards.
When she's not at work, Megan loves spending time with her family - including a golden retriever named 'Penelope.'