Cayle Thompson's alarm goes off long before the sun is up each weekday morning. You can see Cayle's live reports on the biggest overnight stories during KOMO 4 News from 4:30-7:00 a.m. Cayle also co-anchors KOMO 4 News at 11:00 a.m. alongside Molly Shen.
Cayle traded the beaches of sunny Southwest Florida for the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest. He joined KOMO 4 News in October 2014, after four years as an anchor and reporter in Ft. Myers, Florida. During that time, Cayle's reporting on a military couple's lost wedding album gained national attention, helping reunite hundreds of precious photos with the rightful owners in Virginia.
Cayle has also lived and worked in America's heartland, spending nearly five years as an anchor and reporter in Wichita, Kansas. Cayle was on the ground hours after a massive EF-5 tornado leveled the town of Greensburg, provided extensive coverage of some of the state's highest-profile criminal trials, and flew with the U.S. Thunderbirds. In 2007, the family of a murder suspect featured on "America's Most Wanted" contacted Cayle for help arranging his peaceful surrender. Cayle was the only reporter present when the man turned himself in to police at a Wichita church the next day.
As a reporter in Amarillo, Texas, Cayle covered Hurricane Rita as a journalist embedded with the Salvation Army and the Texas National Guard. Cayle reported live from Houston the night Rita roared ashore, and was the only television reporter granted access inside the city's famed Astrodome as troops waited out the storm. In the aftermath, he traveled with them through Galveston and the hard-hit city of Beaumont.
Cayle cut his teeth in news behind-the-scenes as a producer in Saginaw & Flint, Michigan. He was part of a team to produce wall-to-wall coverage of the 2003 Northeast Blackout and the capture of Saddam Hussein.
Consistently over the years, Cayle's work in the field, in the newsroom, and behind the anchor desk has been recognized by his peers, the Associated Press, the Kansas Association of Broadcasters, and nominated for multiple Emmy Awards.
Cayle is a graduate of Ithaca College in upstate New York, where he studied journalism and politics. Born and raised near San Antonio, Texas, he is excited to call Seattle home.