Jadiann Thompson is the 6 p.m. anchor at 41 Action News and also reports on a daily basis.
She is an Emmy award-winning journalist. Jadiann most recently was nominated for four Emmy awards by the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Mid-America Chapter. She won two awards in 2014, one for Best Performance of Anchoring and another for a story covering the effects of the FAA possibly loosening restrictions on in-flight cellphone use.
Before coming to Kansas City, she was a multimedia journalist and fill-in anchor at KPHO, the CBS affiliate in Phoenix, Ariz., where she was honored with a Rocky Mountain Chapter Emmy Award for an investigative report on Wi-Fi hacking in the Phoenix area.
Jadiann has been on the front lines of many major news events, including the Wallow Fire, the events following the tragic shooting of Rep. Gabby Giffords and the battle over immigration reform. She also traveled with the Kansas City Chiefs and followed a local contestant to Los Angeles for The Voice.
Jadiann started at KTWO-TV in Casper, Wyo., and quickly worked her way up from a courts and crime beat reporter to executive producer and anchor for the weekday 5, 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts. Jadiann also spent time as the assistant news director for the station.
A graduate of the University of Arkansas, Jadiann grew up working at her father’s landscaping business in Northwest Arkansas. Her first job out of college took her to Madrid, where she taught English as a second language.