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Simon Thompson is a reporter/producer for KRWG-TV's Newsmakers. You can also hear his reports on KRWG-FM.
Thompson is originally from Australia, where he graduated from Monash University with a B.A in Journalism and Politics.
After graduating, Thompson wrote features and worked as subeditor for a social culture magazine in his hometown of Melbourne.
Thompson came to the United States to travel and embark on a freelance career, sending articles to a string of publications in Australia. After realizing the gravity and extent of crucial issues begging to be covered, Thompson worked to extend his time in the U.S.
Thompson got his start in public media in Indiana at PBS/NPR stations WTIU/WFIU, shooting and producing in depth feature stories for TV and radio.
Thompson chose to come to the southwest during the polar vortex of 2013 – 2014 to report on life in the border region, master Spanish, and get as far away from any future polar vortex as possible.
As an Expat living in the U.S., Thompson has a natural inclination towards immigration issues and has focused his reporting on drug policy, education, and socioeconomic challenges in the region.
Follow Simon on Twitter @SimoThom for story updates and news, or send him story ideas at firstname.lastname@example.org