Khari Thompson joined WBUR as a radio production fellow at On Point in July 2018 and took over as Morning Edition's field producer in January 2019.
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.