Cynthia Thompson, News Director and 5:30 p.m. News Anchor at ABC10 – CW5, has a history of more than two decades in Upper Michigan and in the media. Cynthia holds Broadcasting & Film and Speech Communication degrees from the University of Central Missouri.
After several years in radio news, Cynthia came to the Upper Peninsula in 1988 to join her husband at K. I. Sawyer Air Force Base. That same year, Cynthia started her television career as a reporter and news anchor at WLUC-TV 6 in Negaunee, Michigan.
Since 1996, Cynthia has held a variety of radio and television positions including announcer, commercial spokesperson, consultant and managing short and long term promotions. One of her favorite employment opportunities was as a Basic Public Speaking instructor at Lake Region State College in North Dakota.
Cynthia enjoys volunteering, gardening, reading, helping her husband restore old cars, motorcycling and spending time with her family. She and her husband, Frank, have two daughters.
Mike Hoey joined ABC 10/CW5 in September 2006 as a general assignment reporter. In the last two years, Mike has won three Michigan Association of Broadcasters Excellence Awards for his reporting — Best Investigative Story, Best News Series and a Merit Award for Best News Reporter.
A native of Holyoke, Massachusetts, Mike was a freelance reporter for the Springfield, Massachusetts Catholic diocese for two years when he came here. Prior to that, he spent three years at WWLP-TV, the NBC station in Springfield. He produced newscasts for two of those years. WWLP was one of the stations at which Mike interned during his time at Boston University. He got a degree in Journalism from that school in 2000.
Outside of work, Mike enjoys bowling, reading, trivia games, card games and checking out live music. If you have a story idea you would like to pass along, feel free to e-mail him at email@example.com.
Jerry “JT” Taylor is the Sports Director at ABC10 – CW5.
He’s a graduate of Central Michigan University. At CMU, he studied Broadcast and Cinematic Arts and Journalism and anchored “News Central 34”- the only live, nightly student-run newscast in the state of Michigan.
JT is a life-long Michigan resident, but had never been to the Upper Peninsula! He’s amazed by the beauty and variety of outdoor activities!
During his free time, Jerry loves being outside. During the spring and summer he can be found on a golf course working on his golf game. When the fall and winter seasons come round, he can be found sitting in a tree stand somewhere hunting deer. He is a big sports fan of the Red Wings, Tigers, Lions, Michigan Wolverines, and Central Michigan Chippewas.