Matthew Christian Brice Thompson is a senior at The University of Mississippi, and majors in political science with minors in journalism + music.
Matt was born in Jackson, Mississippi but his hometown is on the gulf coast region of Mississippi: Wiggins,Ms.
Since his arrival to Oxford in 2012, Matthew has worked as a live, on air commentator for the Student Media Center and NewsWatch OleMiss the only live, daily student-produced newscast in the state of Mississippi. Established in 1980, NewsWatch is the area’s only local television news broadcast. It is distributed through the local cable company on channel 99 to approximately 3,400 living on campus, as well as all residents of Oxford and Lafayette County, Mississippi, who have basic cable service. The 30-minute program airs live at 5 p.m
Additionally, Matthew also accepted scholarship to join the Pride of The South marching band at the university in 2012.