JACKSON, Tenn. -- A man appeared Thursday morning in court after being the center of a two-county manhunt after an officer-involved shooting earlier this week. Christopher Parker is charged with felony evading arrest and theft under $1,000. "The loss prevention… continue reading ›
Bethany Thompson joined the WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News Team in May 2015, seven months before her graduation from Middle Tennessee State University. She is a senior and is studying mass communications focusing on multimedia journalism.
Born and raised in Knoxville, Bethany has Southern hospitality and Big Orange in her blood. She became interested in communications in 2012 and has studied film, production and journalism.
She lived in Chattanooga before coming to MTSU and worked on her school newspaper, The Communicator. She also worked at the NBC Affiliate WRCB as a production assistant from 2013-2014 where she learned even more about how the wonderful world of news works.
Bethany was an anchor and senior reporter for MT10News for her first semester at MTSU and is now the news director. She was also a reporter and studio producer from 2014-2015 for WGNS, the CBS affiliate radio station in Murfreesboro.
When Bethany isn’t chasing down a story, you can find her chasing waterfalls, reading a book or thrift shopping in the local area.
Bethany loves to email, so if you have a story to be told you can reach her at BThompson@wbbjtv.com.
OBION COUNTY, Tenn. -- It's a project the state has been working on since the 90s, and now one local county is on track to finish a huge part of… continue reading ›
JACKSON, Tenn. -- Just one day after the Jackson City Council voted to keep nearly $12 million in their budget they have been giving to the Jackson-Madison County School System, the School… continue reading ›
UNION CITY, Tenn. -- Can you successfully engineer a boat with just cardboard and duct tape? Many attempted the challenge at the Discovery Park of America’s Cardboard Boat Regatta. “We basically had to… continue reading ›
HUMBOLDT, Tenn. -- Thousands made their way to downtown Humboldt Thursday morning for a one-of-a-kind tradition. It's that time of year again, when Main Street shuts down, sidewalks are taped off… continue reading ›