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Cameron Thompson is a multimedia journalist for DCW News at 10.

Thompson joined DCW News at 10 when it launched in April 2016. Prior to that, he was a reporter and anchor for WNEW 99.1 FM in Washington, D.C. covering the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area. During that time he also worked as a freelance reporter for WUSA*9-TV in Washington, D.C. He started his career as a reporter and anchor with Radio NL in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada.

Since he has been in Washington, D.C., he’s covered stories such as the 2012 Derecho, the disappearance and search for Relisha Rudd, and the death of Freddie Gray as well as the ensuing protests and trials.

He has received several awards from the Chesapeake Associated Press Broadcasters Association (CAPBA) for his work, including “Best Reporter” in 2015, and was a part of several Edward R. Murrow and CAPBA award-winning entries.

Thompson received his degree in Broadcast and Media Communications, Radio from the British Columbia Institute of Technology.

He also has extensive experience as an announcer and emcee for a variety of sports, award shows, and galas.

Thompson was born in La Jolla, CA, but was raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He now lives in Alexandria with his wife. When not reporting, he can be found playing goal at hockey rinks, in used book stores, or checking out farmer’s markets.

Send him an email (cthompson@dcw50.com) or you can follow him on Twitter (https://twitter.com/CamThompsonDC), FaceBook (https://www.facebook.com/cameronthompsonreports/), and Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/cameronthompsondc/).


Recent Articles
  • PGPD ask for help in 2005 cold case

    SUITLAND, MD. — The Prince George’s County Police Department (PGPD) is asking for the public’s help in solving a cold case murder that happened in Suitland, Md. 2005. The victim was Terrill Davis, 24, of Suitland, Md. The murder happened shortly after midnight on August 19, 2005 as Davis and his girlfriend were returning to his apartment in the 4200 block of Suitland Rd. After parking the car, his girlfriend walked ahead of Davis and as she entered the building’s […]

  • Man sentenced to 10 years for pipe bombing of MD police vehicle

    An arrest has been made after a pipe bomb was detonated on the hood of a marked Thurmont, Md. Police Department vehicle.

  • Daycare operator convicted in baby’s death

    ROCKVILLE, MD. — A Rockville, Md. daycare operator has been convicted on child abuse charges related to the death of a six-month-old baby that was in his care. Kia Divband, 37, was convicted by a jury on two counts of child abuse but acquitted on a second-degree murder charge related to April 19, 2016 case. Prosecutors said the victim, six-month-old Miller “Millie” Lilliston, was in Divband’s care at the daycare he ran out of his Rockville home. He told police […]

  • Anacostia Watershed Society hosts second annual “BioBlitz”

    BLADENSBURG, MD. — The Anacostia Watershed Society (AWS) held its second annual “BioBlitz” over the past weekend, where the community helped document all the species that call the watershed home. The event ran from September 6-9 and people could upload photos of their plant or animal sightings into the app “iNaturalist”. The AWS also held an in-person event at the Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens on Saturday, September 8. Over 100 people attended and 454 species were identified.

  • Md. Gov. Hogan creates school accountability office

    ANNAPOLIS, MD. — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan used an executive order on Tuesday to create the Office of Education Accountability. Hogan said the office will be an independent watchdog responsible for “analyzing, coordinating, and providing recommendations on matters including procurement, child abuse, neglect, safety, grading, graduation requirements, assessments, educational facilities, and budgets.” “After repeated allegations of wrongdoing, mismanagement, and corruption citizens have lost confidence in the leadership of their local school systems,” said Hogan at the signing ceremony. He pointed […]

  • District sees homicide spike, reaches 100th murder of 2018

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The number of homicides in the District of Columbia in 2018 reached 100 on Thursday which marks a 34% increase over the same time in 2017. The latest victim was Travis Barksdale, 25, of Northeast D.C. The Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) report on the murder states police initially responded at 12:02 a.m. to reports of gunfire in the 700 block of Edgewood St. NE and the 600 block of Evarts St. NE. Barksdale was found with multiple […]

  • Ben’s Chili Bowl celebrates 60 years

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — Thousands of people crowded onto the 1200 block of U St. NW on Wednesday to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the “home of the original chili half-smoke”, Ben’s Chili Bowl. “The people turned out today as they’ve done always for the past 60 years and for that I’m grateful,” said Virginia Ali, who co-founded the restaurant with her husband Ben in 1958. During that time the restaurant survived the 1968 riot following the assassination of Dr. Martin […]

  • PGFD conducts several swift water rescues

    PRINCE GEORGE’S CO., MD. — The Prince George’s County Fire Department conducted several water rescues Tuesday afternoon as a result of flashing flooding caused by heavy rains. 11 people were rescued from a business and parking lot between Old Ritchie and Ritchie Roads when flooding trapped them on the property. A driver was also rescued from Ritchie Rd. after his car was stuck in the high flood water. Four people were rescued from a truck that was stuck in high […]

  • Fairfax police seek to ID indecent exposure suspect

    FAIRFAX CO., VA. — The Fairfax County Police Department returned to the neighborhood of an August 4 indecent exposure incident on Wednesday hoping to identify the suspect. Detectives handed out flyers with the details of the case and a composite sketch of the suspect. Police said just before 8 p.m. on Saturday, August 4, a teenaged girl was practicing soccer at a field near Northumberland Rd. and Goldolphin Dr. in the Newington Station neighborhood. A man approached her from behind, […]