Thome has been an anchor at WINK News for more than 20 years. She has earned numerous awards and accolades during that time, including “Best News Anchor” in Southwest Florida, the Quill Pen Award from the Florida Association of School Administrators and being voted one of the top Women of the Year by Gulfshore Life Magazine. Thome is well-known for her community service and advocacy. They include volunteering as a committee member of the Southwest Florida Reading Festival for more than 15 years and helping raise millions of dollars in food for the Harry Chapin Food Bank, particularly through her involvement in the WINK Feeds Families Hunger Walk. Her hometown is St. Anna, Wis., and she was educated at the University of Wisconsin. Thome is married and has one son and one daughter.