Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Noooooooo...... Marsha retires

WLBT Superstar Marsha Thompson announced her retirement on Facebook today:


It's Official ~ I'm retiring March 30th.

I have had the privilege of documenting events in my state and abroad for years. Thousands of reports logged, from Space shuttle launches, to interviews with President Reagan when Russia was still under Communist rule, to Versailles in France, and the sands of Egypt. Tornadoes, hurricanes, politics, and uncovering graft and corruption in my investigative reporting.

This has been nothing short of a marvelous career. Never a job, simply my passion! 

I will dearly miss my colleagues that I deeply respect and admire, my mentors, and my intense competitors. I am indebted to the viewers who have kept every single newscast I anchored #1 in this market for 40 years.  Thank you for trusting me to be your source of information. I owe it all to you.


To quote Eleanor Roosevelt, "Life is what you make it. Always has been, always will be."

Warmest Regards, Marsha




She appears at 2:40.




35 comments:

Anonymous said...

She is the best.

Anonymous said...

My experience with her: arrogant, lazy, and arrogant. But, bubbly on air which is the key to endearing the ignorant public.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the memories, Marsha Halford Pollock Thompson Halford Thompson.

Anonymous said...

She's still hot!

Anonymous said...

Just another typical "fake news" reporter. I will never forgive her for the sorry fake "racial" expose' hatchet job she did on the girls at Mississippi College when my daughter was a student there. Their social club included black as well as white members. One of their theme parties was the Jackson Five. The girls that dressed up as the Jackson Five had black facials as part of the act. The black members actually helped with the make-up and everyone had a good time being silly girls.

Well..........Thompson a "reporter" with an axe to grind out looking for something...anything to label "racist" gets wind of it. Thompson then goes freakin' crazy and goes on the air to expose this as a "racist" black-face party that needs to be condemned and the perpetrators punished.

"Newspeople" like her are why no one respects or believes the media now
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Anonymous said...

Yep, still Hot!

Anonymous said...

Should have gone 5 years ago. The only reason I watch WLBT is Howard & Dave!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

She cut in line for the bathroom at CS’s on St Patricks Day years ago. Went right on in to the mens room in front of me, didnt put the seat back up either. I have held a grudge against her since then.

Anonymous said...

I hope that she stays retired this time!

H. Chickering said...

Yawn. She's still on TV? Who watches local news anyway?

Anonymous said...

I never was impressed with her.

Anonymous said...

The only reason I watch WLBT is because of Howard & Dave; Marsha should have gone long time ago!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

If they can wrestle that chair away from Maggie, maybe she'll find the front door too.

Anonymous said...

congratulations on a 40 year career in broadcasting. as to all the haters , they are just jealous cause most all of them still live with their moma.

Anonymous said...

back in 1989 i was defending a capitol murder case in hinds county circuit court, and during jury selection a juror stated that they worked at WLBT channel 3. then district attorney ed peters about jumped out of his skin demanding that the juror be stricken because of "a personal vendetta by channel 3 news against the office of the DA". apparently she knew how corrupt peters and delaughter were even then , and she was eventually proven right. so to all you haters, put that one in your pipe and smoke it.

Anonymous said...

Going to miss you Marsha. You always carried yours well!

Anonymous said...

She was a hell of a good foosball player at the Recovery Room back in the 1970's!
I had to make a service call at her house not long after Dr. Thompson passed away. She was as cordial then as anyone I've known.

Anonymous said...

NO! I feel like I was raised with Miss Marsha. She's been my very own Walter Cronkite for many years. Well, " That's the Way It Is!" Goodbye Sweet Friend.

Louis LeFleur said...

Wish her well, but will always wonder why she really came back to Jackson after leaving for Atlanta, ditto for Howard and Dallas. Sure, we know the official stories, but why did they really come back?

Anonymous said...

Marsha was a pleasure to work with. When doing a story she would stay an "extra few minutes" to be sure she was accurate. Some people frequenting this blog are just nasty, evil, cruel people. Trashing a person anonymously. How very brave if you.

Anonymous said...

2:34 You courageously defend her... anonymously. Brave?

Anonymous said...

I'm surprised by the vitriolic posts here - Marsha has been part of my life since Judy Moon (Denson) left Jackson in the 70's. She's been a trusted source of news, a great local TV personality for these many years (and has aged much better than me!). Thanks Marsha for your dedication both to our community and our community's health! Best wishes to you!

Anonymous said...

11;56 am is dead bang , .spot on ..... tell me, all you haters out there, have you had a successful 40 year career in the private sector ???? after reading your pathetic comments one can make no mistake about it, punk-asses like you are still living off your momma and your heroes are the likes of that political toad frog hacker haley barbour.

Anonymous said...

To 7:13, I'm no fan of Haley Barbour, but why is it "hate" to attack Marsha but not hate to attack Barbour?

Is there any word in the English language more prostituted than the word hate?

Anonymous said...

7:13 you are exactly right and why I hate this blog and its sleazy owner. And no you comeback kids, don't start that crap about why I am here yada yada... I was told of the trashing of this wonderful lady and had to come here to put my 2 bits in. I know Marsha....she doesn't really know me, but she has interviewed me many times. Total pro and cute as a bug. She must be good...left Jackson's number one rated news team several times, but each time she came back, she had her old job back. I do wonder who these mean people are. I don't see them every day.

Anonymous said...

Going to miss you Marsha. You always carried yours well!

Boy Howdy.

Anonymous said...

I'm so happy.

Anonymous said...

Oh NO! Does this mean her name will be dropped from all of Kingfish's 'Hottest Whatever' polls?

Will she write a book and go into the cosmetics pyramid bidness like the weather-gurl did?

Anonymous said...

to 8:36am..........no ,she's not going to write a book or hawk cosmetics. she s gonna take the money she saved and invested over a 40 year career in the private sector and live a real good retirement. which is something a numb nuts like you will never be able to do.

Anonymous said...

this is a woman who made her career and money in the PRIVATE sector. she was not some worthless , feed at the public trough, career republican politician, which is the type that people on this blog seem to worship.

Anonymous said...

come on all you tough guys! where is your rebuttal to the past 2 posts on this thread?? you run outta nerve?? this blog offers a perfect example of what is wrong with the republic(can) of mississippi....... you hate anyone who is successful in the private sector.
go home to your momma.

Anonymous said...

Going to miss Marsha! She, Maggie and Melanie Christopher at JTV are first class! All 3 have very clear speaking voices and dress professionally. Can't stand Megan West's clipped rate of speech. Megan talks so fast she sounds like an auctioneer - so annoying, I can't switch the channel fast enough WLBT's evening news with Marsha. Best wishes to Marsha for happy retirement!

Anonymous said...

I hope WLBT doesn't put Joy Redmond on the 6:00 news in Marsha's place!!! She is way over-the-top full of herself and talks so fast we can't watch her on the noon report. I wish Wilson Stribling could take Marsha's place. He's great, but it looks like all news stations have a male and female anchor team so they won't look biased toward one or the other.

Anonymous said...

908...yet here you are....she is terrible like most of the others, willing to pervert a story just to sell it

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