Tisha Thompson is an investigative reporter for the News4 I-Team.
Thompson’s in-depth investigations focus on rooting out public corruption and making you safer, smarter and healthier. Her stories have led to the creation of new laws in several states, multiple government investigations, dozens of firings and major corporate changes within well-known companies.
She most recently won the Gerald Loeb Award, widely considered the most prestigious business journalism award in the nation, for her undercover investigation into the nationwide transmission chain AAMCO. AAMCO retrained more than 700 employees and pulled its multi-million dollar advertising campaign as a direct result of her series, which continues to win national and regional awards.
The former President of the University of the District of Columbia resigned after Thompson and her team showed how he used taxpayer dollars on expensive world travel for himself and his family. She was also the first reporter to test for lead in children’s toys, leading to what became the largest recall of a children’s product in the nation’s history.
Thompson has been named “Best Reporter” in every market she’s worked in, including the Best Reporter Emmy award here in Washington and the 2011 Gracie Award for Best Reporter in the nation. Honored with more than 100 national and regional awards, she is the recipient of 17 Emmy Awards, 10 Associated Press awards and eight Edward R. Murrow awards. She’s received multiple National Headliner and SPJ awards, including the national Sigma Delta Chi Award for Public Service. She received this year’s trophy for the national Fourth Estate Award from the American Legion and is a four-time Investigative Reporters & Editors award finalist.
Before joining NBC4, Thompson was the investigative reporter at WTTG-TV here in Washington, DC. She started her career interning at MTV and with Chief White House Correspondent Sam Donaldson at ABC News. She covered nearly every type of beat, from national political conventions at KOMU-TV in Columbia, Missouri, to F-5 tornadoes at WPSD-TV in Paducah, Kentucky, before focusing full-time on investigative reporting at WMAR-TV in Baltimore.
A third-generation Washingtonian, Thompson was born at Sibley Hospital and attended Winston Churchill High School. She graduated cum laude from Princeton University and received her master’s degree from the University of Missouri Graduate School of Journalism. She currently sits on the board for the Fund for Investigative Journalism.
You can contact the News4 ITeam at 202-885-4444 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.