Jadiann Thompson Joining 7News as Weekend Evening Anchor
Jadiann Thompson will be joining WHDH-TV 7News as an anchor and reporter. She will co-anchor the weekend evening newscasts with Nick Emmons, who recently swapped positions with Ryan Schulties. Schulties now co-anchors the weekday 4pm, 4:30pm, and 5:30pm newscasts with Elizabeth Noreika.
Jadiann announced the news on her Facebook page. “This is my last week with 41 Action News – KSHB-TV,” she said. “Soon a new chapter will start in my life. I’m moving to Boston to be the weekend evening anchor at WHDH Channel 7 News.” Jadiann also thanked the viewers in her post. “I will miss each and every one of you and thank you for your support, your stories and your constructive criticism. As my career grows, I will still be on Facebook and Twitter and hope we can stay in touch,” she said. “Thank you Kansas City for the last two years.”
Jadiann comes to Boston from KSHB-TV 41 Action News in Kansas City, Missouri, where she anchored the weekday 6pm newscast and reported for other newscasts. While in Missouri, Jadiann has reported on tornadoes, the Kansas City Royals in the World Series, and even a local contestant who was chosen to be on The Voice on NBC. Jadiann has won numerous awards, including three Emmy Awards. Two of those Emmy Awards were earned in Kansas City. In 2014, she was awarded Best Anchor and received an award on her reporting about loosening the restriction on cell phone usage in airplanes.
Prior to working in Kansas City, Jadiann worked as a Multimedia Journalist and Fill-in anchor at KPHO-TV, the CBS-affiliated station in Phoenix, Arizona. Jadiann covered many stories in Phoenix, including the Jodi Arias trial and the Wallow Fire, the largest wild fire in Arizona’s history.
Jadiann’s on-air career began at KTWO-TV, the ABC-affiliated station in Casper, Wyoming. She started off as a crime reporter, and was promoted to Main Anchor and Executive Producer of the weekday evening newscasts at 5pm, 6pm, and 10pm. She also served as assistant news director.
Jadiann, a Northwest Arkansas native, graduated from the University of Arkansas in 2007 with a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Journalism. She begins at WHDH in June.