Jeffrey Thompson

Jeffrey Thompson

Photography / Multimedia
Minnesota Public Radio
jthompson@mpr.org

Jeffrey Thompson is a multimedia producer at MPR News. He has been with Minnesota Public Radio since July 2009. He is a graduate of the University of St. Thomas, earned a master's degree from the University of Missouri School of Journalism, and has worked as a staff photographer for various newspapers across the Midwest including the Star Tribune in Minneapolis. Jeffrey has also taught photojournalism at the University of St. Thomas as adjunct faculty. Jeffrey's work has been recognized by several organizations including Pictures of the Year International, Best of Photojournalism and the Society of Professional Journalists. When Jeffrey isn't documenting Minnesota, he is spending time exploring the outdoors with his wife and two children.

Jeffrey Thompson Feature Archive

Building the eastbound ramp
Segments of pre-cast concrete are being hoisted onto piers over the St. Croix River. (05/22/2015)
Chuck and Hope Lea
For 23 years, Chuck and Hope Lea, both 87, have tended to bluebird nest boxes in hopes of rebuilding the songbird's population in the St. Croix Valley. (05/18/2015)
Nani, a Hawaiian monk seal
The Minnesota Zoo will be the only public viewing area for the endangered monk seal outside of Hawaii. (05/13/2015)
Wednesday morning, workers lifted the charioteer -- who symbolizes prosperity -- back into position behind the golden horses on top of the Minnesota State Capitol. (04/29/2015)
Leif Pettersen, a 2014 silver medalist at the World Juggling Championships, takes a stab at teaching MPR News host Tom Weber some juggling tricks. And they talk juggling philosophy. Honest. (04/13/2015)
The $273 million renovation project, which will include everything from adding public gallery spaces to more bathrooms, is scheduled to completed in 2017. (03/27/2015)
Starting as steel skeletons, segments of the new bridge over the St. Croix River are being cast at a plant in Cottage Grove. Soon, they'll head downriver to be lifted in place to begin to form the deck of the bridge. (03/18/2015)
Deep down, we know it's not truly spring, but the warm weather has brought on a serious case of spring fever around the state. (03/13/2015)
The Upper Midwest is home to a number of events featuring kiteboarding. (02/18/2015)
Hundreds of teams will be playing on 25 rinks over the course of three days for the U.S. Pond Hockey Championships on Lake Nokomis. (01/16/2015)
While 2014 held momentous events, it also introduced us to fascinating people across the state. (01/09/2015)
St. Paul's Ordway Center for the Performing Arts on Wednesday moved one step closer to opening its newest space. (01/07/2015)
As the year draws to a close, we took a look back at some of our favorite photographs of year -- images that give us a glimpse into the people, places and events that helped shape life in Minnesota in 2014. (12/30/2014)
The 'destination brewery' has a former Solera restaurant chef cooking in the kitchen, gas-fueled fire pits waiting on the patio and a 58-spot bike rack cyclists outside. (12/19/2014)
At River Bend Education Center in Minneapolis, school social worker Rebecca Stewart uses yoga and other strategies to help children control their emotions. (10/14/2014)