Who is Megan Thompson?
Megan was born in Phoenix, Arizona USA, on 24 June 1993, so under the zodiac sign of Cancer and holding American nationality – she is popular for being a reporter and an anchor for the ABC 15 station.
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Early life and education
Megan spent her childhood in Phoenix, Arizona with her parents – she never talks about them as she prefers to keep her personal matters to herself. She doesn’t talk about her siblings either, which made people believe that she is an only child.
Megan was quite active during the years she spent at Highland High School – she was the executive member of the Student’s Council, President of the National Junior Honor Society, and part of the Freshman Lady Hawks Basketball Team. After she matriculated, she enrolled at Arizona State University, and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and Mass Communication in 2015, with a secondary major in Criminology and Criminal Justice.
Career in the broadcasting industry
Megan launched her career during her first year of studies at the Arizona State University – she was working as an Assignment Editor for the Cronkite NewsWatch, while her responsibilities included working at the front desk, informing the news director of the best stories and press conference of the day, and checking with other stations to find out about stories and breaking news for reporters. She stayed with Cronkite from September 2011 to May 2012 before leaving to start working for Know 99 Television, working as a reporter and an intern, but also doing numerous other things such as video editing, cross discipline producing, and writing. She left the station in August 2012 and started working for The Arizona Republic as their Breaking News Reporter – she was working for the “RightThisMinute” TV program simultaneously, serving as their e-journalist and intern.
She quit both of those jobs by May 2013 when she became part of the CNN HLN and InSession team as their Production Assistant – she only stayed with them for a month before she switched to working as a producer for Cronkite News, but stayed only five months with there.
Her first somewhat serious job was for the KAET TV station, as a reporter and an anchor – she was in charge of finding and investigating stories in the community and the state for the live show on “PBS NewsHour Weekend”. During the one year and four months which she spent there, she won the Society of Professional Journalist Television Breaking News Reporting Award, and was the third place winner for Television News Anchor in the Student News Broadcast Education Association Awards.
In May 2015, she began working for The E.W. Scripps Company as their reporter and a multimedia journalist at KGUN9 TV station. She stayed with them until July 2016 when she became part of the ABC 15 Arizona team ,and has been working as their morning reporter and a fill-in anchor ever since.
Although Megan is not an actress, she appeared as a reporter and anchor in the “Different Similarities” short comedy film in 2013, “Tom Holland’s Twisted Tales” horror movie in 2014, and in the “No Men Beyond This Point” comedy science fiction movie in 2015.
The PBS NewsHour is a daily evening TV news program which airs on the PBS every night of the week – it was the first one hour long nightly news broadcast to appear in the US and is popular because it provides well researched reports on issues and events in the country.
The current anchor of the program is Judy Woodruff and its broadcasts are produced by the WETA TV station which is as well part of the PBS – during the weekend, they show the half hour long version of the program called “PBS NewsHour Weekend” show, for which Megan was reporting.
The program’s studios are at four locations – in Arlington County in Virginia, the Tisch/WNET Studios in Manhattan, and in San Francisco and Denver. The program first aired on 20 October 1975, making it 43 years old.
Personal life and relationships
Megan is one of those people who keep their personal matters to themselves and don’t enjoy sharing the details of their love life with the public. There is nothing known about her past and present affairs, and she never mentions anything on her social media platforms either as she stays in strictly business relations with her fans and viewers. Megan appears to be single at the moment, hasn’t married and doesn’t have any kids.
A view of what my weekend looked like 🐶
Posted by Megan Thompson ABC 15 on Monday, April 8, 2019
Likes and other interests
Megan loves spending her free time with her family, and being outdoors and in nature, including taking her golden retriever Penelope for long walks.
Appearance and net worth
Megan is currently 28 years old. She has long blonde hair and blue eyes, is 5ft 8in (1.73m) tall and weighs around 141lb (64kg).
According to authoritative sources, Megan’s current net worth is estimated to be close to $1 million, while an average salary of a person working for the ABC 15 station is said to be around $43,000 per year, but clearly she earns more than that!
You know you’ve made it when your face is near an Oscar-award winner. 😂🌟 So cool to be included in the #VYT #Alumni banner at their #Phoenix stage. I spent many months of my high school years running around this space and the people here taught me so much. Support the arts! pic.twitter.com/Hp6ZrRE3N4
— Megan Thompson (@MeganABC15) April 20, 2019
Social media presence
Megan is quite active on several social media platforms – she launched her Twitter account in August 2011 and has so far gathered over 3,300 followers and tweeted around 9,500 times. Her Instagram account is followed by more than 1,000 people, while she’s uploaded nearly 180 pictures – she has a Facebook page as well, which is followed by around 3,200 people.