Laura Thompson

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Laura Thompson
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Born August 10, 1979
Kitchener, Ontario
Nationality Canadian
Occupation Journalist, musician

Laura Thompson is a Canadian musician and an arts & entertainment reporter and producer for CBC News. She appears on CBC News Network,[1][2][3][4] CBC Radio and CBC-TV's The National.[5][6] She was the music columnist for CBC Newsworld's former daily arts wrap, The Scene.

Thompson has interviewed celebrities such as Channing Tatum,[7] Rachel McAdams, Amy Adams, Shakira, will.i.am, Taylor Swift and John Cusack.

Thompson is a graduate of the University of Guelph with a degree in studio art. She completed her post-graduate studies in journalism at Sheridan College. In 2011, Thompson returned to Sheridan as the keynote speaker for its graduating class and was inducted into its "Wall of Fame."

Thompson has been a juror for the Polaris Music Prize since 2007,[8] twice presenting at the awards gala.[9]

She is also a member of Toronto-based pop band The Good Soldiers.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Inuit Art at the Smithsonian". cbc.ca. Retrieved 8 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "Midnight's Children". cbc.ca. Retrieved 8 November 2012. 
  3. ^ "Albert Watson". cbc.ca. Retrieved 8 November 2012. 
  4. ^ "Still Life". cbc.ca. Retrieved 8 November 2012. 
  5. ^ "End-of-the-World Tales". cbc.ca. Retrieved 8 November 2012. 
  6. ^ "Andy Griffith dies". cbc.ca. Retrieved 8 November 2012. 
  7. ^ "Magic Mike". cbc.ca. Retrieved 8 November 2012. 
  8. ^ "Get to know a jury member". polarismusicprize.ca. Retrieved 8 November 2012. 
  9. ^ "2008 Polaris Prize Gala". myspace.com. Retrieved 8 November 2012. 
  10. ^ "The Good Soldiers". myspace.com. Retrieved 2 July 2011. 

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