Bo Thompson is the voice of WBT's Morning News, weekday mornings 5-9 on WBT. Collectively, he's worked at the station for nearly twenty years. He is a Charlotte native, a graduate of Myers Park High School and Davidson College. He grew up listening to the radio, inspired by people like Casey Kasem & Henry Boggan. He started his radio career as an intern at WBT in 1990 and he's worked with everyone from Henry Boggan to Keith Larson. After graduating from Davidson in 1997, he served as WBT's Creative Services and Imaging Director until 2005. He was also part of the Production Team that launched Charlotte's Morning News with Al Gardner. He did programming and on-air work for several other stations over the next several years, and was a television producer at WCCB for three years. He returned to WBT in 2012 to succeed Gardner as host of Charlotte's Morning News.
He serves on YMCA Camp Thunderbird's Alumni Board, is a Cub Scout Leader, and is a member of the PTA at his children’s school. He lives in Charlotte with his wife Scottie and two kids. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, watching any sport but hockey, playing Fantasy Football, and of course, audio production. His favorite music includes Bruce Hornsby, Van Halen, and Huey Lewis & The News.
Contributors with WBT's Morning News are:
Jim Szoke with Sports, Erik Spanberg from the Charlotte Business Journal, Stacey Simms with Health Headlines, Sean O'Connell from Cinema Blend, Dr. Susan Roberts of Davidson College, Tim Boyum of Time Warner Cable News, Doug Maxwell with WBT Time Saver Traffic, Ray Stagich from the Weather Channel.