April Thompson

First At Four Anchor/Reporter

April Thompson joined News Channel 3 in 1992.

She started her news career at a radio station in Griffin, GA before moving to television stations in Montgomery and Huntsville, AL.

Along with her reporting duties, she anchors News Channel 3 at 4pm and 4:30pm Monday through Friday.

April was presented with the Tennessee School Board Association's award for Excellence in Education for her reporting.

April grew up in Atlanta and earned her degree in broadcast journalism at the University of Georgia.

She recently received her master's degree in business finance at the University of Memphis.

When she's away from work, April enjoys golf, biking, gardening and reading.

She also makes time for community service through Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.

When people ask her what she likes best about Memphis, she doesn't hesitate to say, "The people!"

Recent Articles

  • Need A Job? Fairs Give Those Looking Opportunities

    Posted on: 4:55 pm, April 15, 2014, by , updated on: 05:28pm, April 15, 2014

    Several companies recruiting new workers
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  • Storms Cause Damage Across Mid-South

    Posted on: 12:04 pm, April 14, 2014, by and , updated on: 10:01am, April 15, 2014

    No injuries have been reported and no tornadoes confirmed
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  • New Drivers Center Opens In Dyersburg While Shelby County Centers Remain Packed

    Posted on: 5:32 pm, April 11, 2014, by , updated on: 06:20pm, April 11, 2014

    State says progress is being made on reducing wait times in Shelby County
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  • Civilian Review Board May Be Making A Comeback

    Posted on: 5:32 pm, April 10, 2014, by , updated on: 10:20pm, April 10, 2014

    Former members contacted by the city about serving again
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  • Some Call For Reinstating Memphis Civilian Law Enforcement Review Board

    Posted on: 3:17 pm, April 7, 2014, by , updated on: 06:14pm, April 7, 2014

    City of Memphis says the board is being reviewed and new appointees are planned
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  • Crittenden County Hospital Turns To Voters To Save It

    Posted on: 11:01 am, April 4, 2014, by and , updated on: 11:16am, April 4, 2014

    The hospital is reportedly in debt to the tune of $23 million
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    Crittenden County Hospital
  • New Trial Denied For Memphis Rapist

    Posted on: 11:43 am, April 3, 2014, by and , updated on: 06:23pm, April 3, 2014

    Jerald Jefferson was convicted of raping a 16-year-old girl
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  • As City Council Talks Budget Cuts, Police Say More Officers Needed

    Posted on: 2:56 pm, April 1, 2014, by , updated on: 05:17pm, April 1, 2014

    Police losing an average of 100 officers a year
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    1-Memphis Police Car 400
  • Serial Rapist Withdraws Request For New Trial

    Posted on: 10:32 am, March 31, 2014, by and , updated on: 10:50am, March 31, 2014

    Anthony Alliano was sentenced to a 178 years in prison
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  • Health Care Enrollment Deadline Is Monday, March 31st

    Posted on: 5:37 pm, March 28, 2014, by , updated on: 05:42pm, March 28, 2014

    Several enrollment sign-up events around the Midsouth
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  • Grass Fire Burns Parts Of Mt Carmel Cemetery

    Posted on: 12:35 pm, March 25, 2014, by and , updated on: 06:14pm, March 25, 2014

    It was just another hit for the cemetery already under fire for unmarked graves, crumbling headstones, and overall unkempt conditions.
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  • Workplace Bullying Bill Set To Go To Tennessee Lawmakers

    Posted on: 5:55 pm, March 24, 2014, by , updated on: 06:28pm, March 24, 2014

    Law would have businesses put written policies in place to report and investigate workplace bullying cases
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