UNION CITY, Tenn. -- The past is getting a fresh start in Obion County. The Obion County Commission approved a merger between the Obion County Museum and the Discovery Park… 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.
PARIS, Tenn. -- West Tennessee's oldest city is bringing part of their history alive in a unique way. It's like looking into the past through four time portals with intricate stories… continue reading ›
WEAKLEY COUNTY, Tenn. -- The 21-year-old man accused of shooting into a crowd of people, sparking a lockdown Tuesday at the University of Tennessee at Martin, appeared Wednesday morning… continue reading ›
JACKSON, Tenn. -- Another man is sentenced in the high-profile 2014 double murder of a standout football player and his stepfather in north Jackson. On Tuesday, the man found guilty… continue reading ›
GIBSON COUNTY, Tenn. -- More than 50 people have been indicted after a grand jury issued more than 70 drug-related charges after a six-month undercover operation in Gibson County. It was… continue reading ›
JACKSON, Tenn. -- It's day two of a local university's challenge to read through the entire Bible, out loud, in five days. The constant rainfall on Union University's campus Tuesday morning… continue reading ›