Rhema Thompson

Rhema Thompson began her post at WJCT on a very cold day in January 2014.

She has been in the news industry for more than six years, working in both broadcast and print. She received her master's degree in broadcast from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She received her bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Connecticut and is a Husky for life.

Before joining the WJCT team, she served as education reporter for the Pensacola News Journal. Over the course of her career, she has produced for CBS News and covered crime, courts, arts and entertainment for several publications including The Newport Daily News, The Hartford Courant and The New York Daily News.

The Jacksonville mother once sentenced to 20 years for shooting into a wall will now serve 65 days in county jail and two years under house arrest under a new plea agreement.
 

Marissa Alexander agreed to take a plea deal Monday afternoon. 

She pleaded guilty to three counts of aggravated assault and because she has already served time, she'll only spend 65 more days behind bars.