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Washington, D.C., District of Columbia 20016

United States

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Investigative Reporters and Editors Inc

Investigative Reporter

ABC2 News

Anchor and Political Reporter


Anchor and General Assignment Reporter


State Capitol Reporter


State Capitol Reporter



Board Member
The Fund for Investigative Journalism

Member of Kappa Tau Alpha Journalism Honor Society
Society of Environmental Journalists

Member of Kappa Tau Alpha Journalism Honor Society
Society of Investigative Reporters and Editors


University of Missouri School of Journalism

Master's degree

University of Missouri Graduate School of Journalism

undergraduate degree

Princeton University

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Tisha Thompson is the Investigative Reporter for WRC-TV (NBC) in Washington, DC. A fifth-generation journalist, Thompson graduated with honors from Princeton University before receiving her Master's degree from the University of Missouri Graduate School of Journalism. While in school, she interned with MTV News and Chief White House Correspondent Sam Donaldson at ABC News. Thompson has covered practically every kind of story from national political conventions to F-5 tornados for WTTG-TV in Washington, DC, WMAR-TV in Baltimore, MD, WPSD-TV in Paducah, KY and KOMU-TV in Columbia, MO.
Thompson has been named "Best Reporter" in every market she's worked in, including the Best Reporter Emmy in Washington, DC and the 2011 Gracie Award for Best Reporter in the nation. Honored with more than 85 national and regional awards, she is the recipient of 11 Emmy awards and multiple National Headliner, AP and Edward R. Murrow awards. She received SPJ's national Sigma Delta Chi Award for Public Service and is a two-time Investigative Reporters & Editors finalist. Thompson has received several civic awards and, in honor of her public service, was a "Kentucky Colonel," the state's highest civilian honor.

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Tisha Thompson, a Potomac, Maryland native, seemed destined to be a news reporter. Her great-grandfather was a publisher. One of her grandfathers was a reporter for the Associated Press and the other was a newspaper publisher where his wife was the society editor. An uncle was the editor of Sucessful Farmer Magazine, while an Aunt was the food editor for Better Homes and Gardens. Ms. Thompson's mother is Lea Thompson, a correspondent for NBC.

Tisha was honored with the 2001 Stephen A. Trenkman Excellence In Broadcasting Television Award. Also, she is a member of Kappa Tau Alpha journalism honor society, the Society of Investigative Reporters and Editors(IRE) and the Society of Environmental Journalists(SEJ).
Tisha Thompson earned her right in the Early Risers Club as she used to anchor the morning news on Saturday Mornings with Pam Spencer on weather as well as being an investigative reporter for the station. She left WPSD in the Summer of 2003 to return to her Maryland roots to work at WMAR Channel2 in Baltimore, Maryland.
Ms. Thompson recently got some national exposure when CNN interviewed her about her boxer or briefs question to Pres. Clinton.

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