Sharisse L. Thompson

  • Detroit, Michigan
Sharisse L. Thompson

Reporter - MMJ

Work Experience

Work History
Sep 2013 - Present

News Writer/Assignment Desk Editor

Fox Television Stations - WJBK FOX 2 Detroit
  • Write stories for the station's evening newscasts in a very competitive, fast-paced market

  • Write simply and conversationally

  • Write A-block stories
  • Able to meet multiple deadlines and stories assigned to me at the last minute

  • Pays attention to detail, works fast

  • A team player willing to work various shifts

  • Use excellent story judgment skills to find and set up stories for reporters

  • Research stories and assign stories to photographers
Oct 2011 - Dec 2012

Reporter/Multi-media Journalist

WTOC-TV,  CBS affiliate in Savannah, GA
  • General assignment and breaking news reporter

  • Responsible for finding, shooting, writing and editing stories for the evening newscasts

  • Typically produced one to three different stories a day

  • Daily live reporting in the field, newsroom and studio

  • Maintained a social media audience to promote stories and the station

Mar 2010 - Sep 2011

Reporter/Multi-media Journalist/Anchor

WVVA-TV, NBC affiliate in Bluefield, WV
  • Responsible for pitching daily story ideas, shooting b-roll, writing and editing stories for evening newscasts

  • Fill-in anchor for morning and evening newscasts

  • Promoted to weekend anchor after a year at the station, in which I anchored and produced the 11pm weekend newscast; also served as the weekend web producer and weekend assignment editor

  • Live reporting in the field and in studio

  • Fill-in host for Sunday program, In Focus
Sep 2009 - Dec 2009

News Intern

WJBK FOX 2 Detroit
  • Assisted assignment editors with gathering and verifying information from police contacts and officials

  • Shadowed reporters and photographers in the field
May 2009 - Aug 2009

News Intern

WWJ AM - Newsradio 950/CBS Radio Detroit
  • Wrote stories to air on the radio

  • Went out with reporters on stories


2003 - 2007

Bachelor of Arts

Michigan State University


Study Abroad in New Zealand


Traveling. Reading. Photography.


Professional Affiliations

National Association of Black Journalists