Criminal justice, local politics/government corruptionEducation: University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, B.A., Speech Communication; University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, M.S., JournalismCheryl W. Thompson wrote investigative stories for The Washington Post. She left The Post in November 2019.Honors & Awards:
Emmy award (regional) 2011
National Association of Black Journalists Salute to Excellence award, 20xx and 2001
Professional Affiliations: Investigative Reporters and Editors, president; Fund for Investigative Journalism, board member; National Association of Black Journalists, memberLanguages spoken in addition to English: Spanish (intermediate)
Despite record drops in the number of murders and record closures in recent years, homicide in the District remains a tough crime to solve and prosecute; since 2000 fewer than half of the cases have ended in an arrest and only one in three in a conviction.
Oct 14, 2012
About Cheryl W. Thompson
Cheryl W. Thompson wrote investigative stories for The Washington Post. She left The Post in November 2019.