Kayla Thompson joined the WJTV news team in June of 2020. She was born in Brandon, Ms and is a 2018 graduate of Jacksonville State University with a degree in Broadcast Journalism.
While at Jacksonville State, Kayla was a member of both the soccer and track teams all four years. She also received the JSU’s highest athletic honor, “The Eagle Owl Award”, for her work on and off the field as well as in the community.
Along with Jacksonville State, she credits Jackson State TV for helping her learn the ropes, and find her unique style of storytelling.
Kayla also hosted one of Jacksonville State’s most popular radio shows.
In her spare time, she likes to read, watch old school TV shows, listen to music, and laugh at corny jokes.
If you have a story idea or corny joke that you think she’d love, you can reach her at Kthompson@wjtv.com