Investigating wrongdoing across D.C. area

Tisha Thompson

News4 Investigative Reporter

Friday, Aug 3, 2012  |  Updated 12:01 PM EDT
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Tisha Thompson

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Tisha Thompson

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Tisha Thompson is an investigative reporter for the News4 I-Team.

Before joining NBC4, Tisha was the investigative reporter at WTTG. She started her career with MTV News and later with Chief White House Correspondent Sam Donaldson at ABC News. Since then, she has covered nearly everything, from national political conventions for KOMU-TV in Columbia, MO to F-5 tornadoes at WPSD-TV in Paducah, Ky.

As the Investigative Reporter at WMAR-TV in Baltimore, Tisha became the first reporter in the nation to test for lead in children’s toys. Her stories prompted local, state and federal legislation and the largest recall of a children’s product in U.S. history.

Tisha 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 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. Tisha has also received several civic awards and was named a "Kentucky Colonel," the state's highest civilian honor.

A third-generation Washingtonian, Tisha 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.

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You can contact the News4 ITeam at 202-885-4444 or via e-mail at tips@news4iteam.com.

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