Vincent Thompson is the Principal of Thompson Mediaman Communications, his own media relations company based in Philadelphia. He is currently News Editor at WURD AM/FM Radio in Philadelphia and host of the station's award winning Philadelphia City Council Live show. WURD is an African-American talk radio station and one of the few in the United States Thompson is Vice President-Broadcast of the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists (PABJ), a position he has held since January 2019. In his more than 30 year career in media and government, he has served as a Chief of Staff for former Philadelphia City Councilman Juan Ramos, spokesperson for two past School District of Philadelphia Superintendents, past President of the Philadelphia Black Public Relations Society (2014-16) and has covered Republican and Democratic National Conventions starting with the 1988 Republican National Convention. Mr. Thompson has won numerous awards in his career for his work in journalism, public relations and community service. In 2018, he received PABJ’s Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2017, he was named Politics and Government Reporter of the Year by the Pen & Pencil Club of Philadelphia, the nation’s oldest press club in daily operation.. He has been named one of Philadelphia’s Most Influential African-Americans by the Philadelphia Tribune newspaper and has been a winner of the National Education Association’s Excellence in Broadcasting Award.
Netroots Nation participation
- Netroots Nation 2019