Khari Thompson joined WBUR as a radio production fellow at On Point in July 2018. Prior to that, he studied dinosaur paleontology at the University of Chicago and graduated with a M.S. in biological sciences from the University of Notre Dame.
He got his start in media blogging about Chicago sports, even covering Chicago Bears training camp, before picking up jobs as a sports data analyst and sports reporter for the South Bend Tribune. All the while, he discovered his interest in radio by co-hosting and making guest appearances at small Chicago radio stations.
Khari enjoys playing a variety of sports, eating Puerto Rican food, watching dinosaur documentaries, and listening to "The Lord of the Rings" on audio book.