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

  • Memphis Mayor Looking To Nashville For Help In Fighting Blight

    Posted on: 5:25 pm, February 6, 2014, by , updated on: 06:59pm, February 6, 2014

    Pushing for a law to waive back taxes on abandoned properties
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  • Memphis City Council Prepares For 2015 Budget

    Posted on: 5:12 pm, February 4, 2014, by , updated on: 05:58pm, February 4, 2014

    Fire and Police Departments brace for possible cuts
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  • Blight Fight Revamped In Memphis

    Posted on: 5:27 pm, February 3, 2014, by , updated on: 06:31pm, February 3, 2014

    City wants more accountability over what is cleaned up and who is paid
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  • New Crime Unit Finding Success In Cracking Down On Gangs In Neighborhood

    Posted on: 1:42 pm, February 3, 2014, by , updated on: 10:34pm, February 3, 2014

    Multi Agency Gang Unit enforcing 'No Gang Zone'
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  • Parents Face Uncertainty About Their Children’s Schools

    Posted on: 5:41 pm, January 31, 2014, by , updated on: 06:20pm, January 31, 2014

    School districts still figuring out school make-up
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  • Safety Of E-Cigs Still Up For Debate

    Posted on: 6:07 pm, January 30, 2014, by , updated on: 06:20pm, January 30, 2014

    This alternative to smoking is growing
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  • Judge Lashes Out At Delays In Rape Kit Testing

    Posted on: 5:42 pm, January 30, 2014, by , updated on: 07:37pm, January 30, 2014

    Sentences man to 25 years after his DNA is connected to a rape from 2002
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  • Supporters Fight To Keep Neighborhood Schools Open

    Posted on: 5:37 pm, January 27, 2014, by , updated on: 09:18pm, January 27, 2014

    Grassroots campaigns gaining momentum, but school system has final decision
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  • Judge To Decide If Man Accused Of Postal Murders Is Mentally Competent

    Posted on: 1:19 pm, January 24, 2014, by and , updated on: 06:03pm, January 24, 2014

    Chastain Montgomery is scheduled to go on trial April 7th
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  • Upset Mother Says Marshall County School Buses Have No Heat

    Posted on: 5:07 pm, January 23, 2014, by , updated on: 06:57pm, January 23, 2014

    School Superintendent says all buses in district were purchased with heat and more warming efforts underway
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  • Two Charges Dropped, Bond Reduced For Mom In Missing Infant Case

    Posted on: 11:39 am, January 21, 2014, by and , updated on: 11:45am, January 21, 2014

    For three days, police searched for 7-week-old Aniston Walker with no luck
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  • Millington Grocery Store Robbery Has Residents On Edge

    Posted on: 5:20 pm, January 16, 2014, by , updated on: 06:04pm, January 16, 2014

    Police say the rumor that robbers are attacking people at their home is false
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