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Mike Thompson

Published On: Apr 25 2011 10:05:29 AM CDT   Updated On: Apr 02 2013 12:41:12 AM CDT
Mike Thompson

Mike has lived in Wisconsin all of his life. He grew up in Pewaukee, just outside of Milwaukee, and attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Mike joined the News 8 team in 2004 after a 5 year stint at WXOW. While working at the competition, he met his future wife out on a story, News 8 Morning Anchor Jennifer Livingston.   

Mike is an award-winning journalist whose reporting has taken him from New Orleans to report in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina to Washington D.C. to follow a group of local World War Two veterans seeing their memorial for the first time. Mike has been honored numerous times by the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association, Associated Press and Northwest Broadcast News Association for his reporting.  Mike also likes to stay active in the community serving on the Red Cross Board of Directors and as emcee for several other events throughout the year.

Favorite movie?
No way I can pick one, but Shawshank Redemption ranks near the top.

What sports team are you a big fan of?
Badgers and of course, Packers

What are you bad at and wish you could do better? 
Remembering. Ask my wife. I have a horrible short-term memory. My singing voice isn't too hot either.

Do you have a hobby or collect anything special to you? 
All I have time for these days is changing poopy diapers! I did love to play soccer back in the day, just don't have the time anymore. I also enjoy hacking up the golf course when I get a chance.

Favorite food?
Toss up between crab and lobster

What do you like about your job? 
Everyday is something new. I've never gone home from work bored. You also get to do cool stuff (i.e. flying with the U.S. Navy Blue Angels or skydiving with the Army Golden Knights). I also love the people I work with!

Pizza. Sausage, pepperoni or everything on it? 
Extra pepperoni, light on the sausage and definitely no mushrooms! (although I love em on steak)

Family?
Married to News 8 Morning Anchor Jennifer Livingston. 3 girls: Katelin, Finley and Quinn