Brian Thompson (Reporter) Bio, Age, Wife, Salary, Net Worth, WNBC

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Brian Thompson (Reporter) WNBC

Brian Thompson Biography

WNBC’s Emmy Award-winning News Reporter Brian Thompson. He has been working at WNBC since 1996. Thompson has also reported for several television stations throughout the United States. He is the winner of one Emmy Award and many journalism awards.

Brian Thompson Age

Brian Thompson has not shared his exact age, date, day, month, and year of birth to the media. 

Brian Thompson Wife

Thompson was married to WABC-TV anchor Lori Stokes. The two are the parents of two children.

Brian Thompson Salary

Thompson is receiving an annual salary of between $58,426 – $71,626, according to WNBC’s anchors/reporters’ annual salary.

Brian Thompson Net Worth

Thompson has an approximate net worth of between $4 million. 

Brian Thompson Education

Thompson is a Bachelor of Science Degree in Broadcast Journalism graduate from the University of Florida.

Brian Thompson Career

Thompson has been a reporter for NBC 4 New York since 1998. His reporting from the Jersey Shore was part of NBC 4 New York’s coverage of Hurricane Sandy that resulted in the national Edward R. Murrow award, “News 4 New York Special Coverage: Hurricane Sandy.”

Thompson broke the news of the then-New Jersey Governor James McGreevey who would resign in a sex scandal. After, the governor went on national TV to announce what Thompson had first reported.

That marked the departure of Governor McGreevey and his replacement by acting Governor Richard Codey. This resulted in one of the most significant stories of Thompson’s career, a 45-minute sit-down interview with the First Lady of New Jersey and Governor Codey regarding her life-long struggle with depression.

Thompson was also the first to report on the Emmy award-nominated report where he listened and aired the New Jersey police recordings of the attack on the World Trade Center.

Before joining NBC 4 New York, Thompson was working in Washington, D.C. for five years covering the White House, Capitol Hill, Supreme Court, and federal agencies for two-dozen TV stations around the nation.

Thompson also traveled to Normandy to report on the 50th Anniversary of the invasion, to Hawaii for the 50th Anniversary of the end of World War II. He also traveled to Bosnia-Herzogovina to report on America’s involvement in the Balkan conflict less than a month after the first U.S. troops entered Bosnia-Herzogovina. Thompson started his career at radio stations in Charlotte, North Carolina and Gainesville, Florida.


For his work on NBC 4, New York’s political series “What Matters,” Thompson earned a New York Emmy award in 2005. Thompson has been cited seven times by the Associated Press for Best Coverage by a New Jersey-based Correspondent and was awarded the first Environmental Journalism Award by the NY/NJ Baykeeper for a pair of reports on an illegal development on the edge of New York’s Harbor.

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