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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
  • 11 MS-13 members indicted for murder of two Fairfax County teens

    ALEXANDRIA, VA. — A federal indictment unsealed on Friday in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia revealed that 11 members and associates of the gang MS-13 have been charged with the 2016 murders of two teenagers in Fairfax County. The bodies of the two, Edvin Escobar Mendez, 17, of Falls Church, Va. and Sergio Arita Triminio, 14, Alexandria, Va., were found buried in Holmes Run Park in March 2017. The indictment alleged that in August 2016, Elmer […]

  • UPDATE: Judge gives Malvo a new sentencing trial

    A Montgomery County judge upheld the six life without parole sentences give to Lee Boyd Malvo, one of two people convicted in the Beltway sniper attacks, rejecting his defense team's argument that the sentences are unconstitutional.

  • Arlington County police looking for thieves targeting elementary schools

    ARLINGTON CO., VA — The Arlington County Police are investigating a string of thefts targeting elementary schools in the county since May 2017. Police said there have been ten cases at nine schools. “We do believe that these are targeted. Individuals that are conducting these, that these are, you know, essentially, professional groups that are conducting these,” said Arlington County Police Department spokesperson Ashley Savage. She added that the thieves seem to be targeting certain schools. “Really towards the outskirts […]

  • D.C. Council passes emergency school legislation related to chronic absenteeism

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The D.C. Council passed emergency legislation on Tuesday that would prevent D.C. Public School (DCPS) students from being prevented from graduating, moving up to the next grade level, or having a grade lowered if the only reason for doing so is because of chronic absenteeism. The School Promotion and Graduation Fairness Temporary Act of 2018 was co-sponsored by At-large Councilmembers David Grosso and Robert White. “DCPS made a mistake. It should have enforced a system-wide attendance policy. […]

  • Charging documents reveal new details about tunnels under Bethesda home

    BETHESDA, MD. — Charging documents released Wednesday revealed new details about what was happening in the Bethesda home that had tunnels dug underneath and where a fire last September that left one man dead. On Friday, the homeowner, Daniel Lewis Beckwitt, 27, was arrested and charged with second-degree murder and involuntary manslaughter for the death of Askia Khafra, 21. The fire happened around 4:23 p.m. on September 10, 2017 at a home in the 5200 block of Danbury Rd., Bethesda, […]

  • Ballou HS student, 15, killed in SE DC shooting

    UPDATE: The Metropolitan Police Department has identified the victim as Jaylyn Wheeler, 15, of Southeast, D.C. ========== WASHINGTON, D.C. — A 15-year-old boy was shot and killed Wednesday afternoon in Southeast, D.C. The victim was a student at Ballou High School. Metropolitan Police Department Commander Chanel Dickerson said that a school resource officer was patrolling the 600 block of Alabama Ave., SE shortly before 4:00 p.m. when they heard gunshots. She said the officer then saw a group of about […]

  • Washington Capitals fans take in conference final game 1 at watch party

    ROSSLYN, VA. — Hundreds of Washington Capitals fans gathered together at Gateway Park in Rosslyn, Va. to watch the first game of the Eastern Conference final between the Capitals and the Tampa Bay Lightning. The series marks the first appearance in the conference final for the Capitals since 1998. For fans at the watch party, which was hosted by the Capitals, it was a marked difference from the past few years when the team had been booted from the playoffs […]

  • D.C. police investigate fatal shooting of man by off-duty officer

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — The D.C. Police Department is investigating the fatal shooting of a 24-year-old man by an off-duty D.C. police officer. The shooting happened in the 2300 block of 15th St., NE, at around 6:51 p.m. on Wednesday. The victim has been identified as D’Quan Young, 24, of Northeast, D.C. Family members that DCW50 News at 10 spoke to said Young had a four-year-old daughter. D.C. Police Chief Peter Newsham said they do not know what led up to […]

  • Teen killed in Southeast D.C.

    WASHINGTON, D.C. — D.C. Police are investing a fatal shooting of a 17-year-old boy on Wednesday afternoon. Detectives said that around 3:06 p.m., officers responded to the 300 block of Anacostia Rd., SE after hearing gunshots. There they found Domoni Gaither, 17, of Southeast D.C. suffering from gunshot wounds. D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services responded and found Gaither had no signs consistent with life and he was pronounced dead. Police also found two men suffering from gunshot wounds in […]