Jared Thompson is originally from St. Louis, Missouri, and went to school at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, where he majored in communication studies.
Jared’s passion for journalism began during his time as a student at UMKC. While attending college, Jared was a news intern at KMBC 9 News as well as a writer for the university's newspaper team, UNEWS. He had the opportunity to cover various topics for the UMKC family to read. Following his graduation, Jared spent two years working in Topeka, Kansas, at KSNT News as a multimedia journalist and a weekend/fill-in anchor. In May 2018, Jared joined Spectrum News as a Fayetteville bureau reporter.
In his spare time, you can catch him trying new places to eat, shopping, or exploring fun things to do in North Carolina!