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Martin Christian Thompson

Martin Christian Thompson was American news executive.

Background

  • Thompson, Martin Christian was born on October 25, 1938 in Council Bluffs, Iowa, United States. Son of Ross Kenneth and Mary Ellen (Pierce) Thompson.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Communications, University Washington, 1960.

    Career

    • Newsman Station KEDO, Longview, Washington, 1960-1961. News director Station KREW, Sunnyside, 1961-1966. Newsman Associated Press, Seattle, 1966-1968, correspondent Reno, 1968-1970, newsman San Francisco, 1970-1972, news editor, 1972-1975, chief of bureau San Francisco, 1975-1986, Los Angeles, 1986-1988, managing editor New York City, 1989-1992, director state news, 1992—2003.

      Retired, 2003.

    Politics

    The Church is after all a movement which sought to inject passion, direction and purpose into the spiritual lives of the people.

    Religion

    God wants to see people productive, creative, useful, and supremely happy, within an environment of spiritual perfection, health, peace, and love.

    Denomination: Methodist

    Views

    All persons, regardless of age, gender, marital status, or sexual orientation, are entitled to have their human and civil rights ensured and to be protected against violence.

    Connections

    • Married Janet Ann Morrow, August 4, 1962. Children: Chris Michael, Sean Martin.
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    Born October 25, 1938
    • 1960
      University Washington
    • 1960 - 1961
      Newsman Station KEDO
      Longview, Texas, United States
    • 1961 - 1966
      news director, Station KREW
      Sunnyside, Western Cape, South Africa
    • 1966 - 1968
      newsman Associate, d Press
      Seattle, Washington, United States
    • 1968 - 1970
      newsman Associate, d Press
    • 1970 - 1972
      newsman Associate, d Press
    • 1972 - 1975
      newsman Associate, d Press
    • 1975 - 1986
      newsman Associate, d Press
    • 1986 - 1988
      newsman Associate, d Press
      Los Angeles, California, United States
    • 1989 - 1992
      newsman Associate, d Press
    • 2003
      retired
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