Katie Thompson, WCVB
Katie Thompson is the Traffic Anchor and Transportation Specialist for NewsCenter 5's top-rated EyeOpener weekday newscasts, covering the region's critical transportation and commuter news. Prior to this role, Katie was a general assignment reporter for NewsCenter 5.
Katie is a New England native, born and raised in Kennebunk, Maine. She began her career in Boston as a production assistant, and is proud to work in a city she calls her second home. Before joining WCVB, Katie reported for sister Hearst station, WMTW, in Portland, Maine, where she covered everything from Maine politics to a series on the sustainability of a shrinking Moose population. She's also covered two Red Sox World Series and three Patriots Super Bowl victories, the ultimate job perk for a Boston sports fan. Katie also spent two years in Abilene, Texas with KRBC-TV as a reporter, producer, and weekday anchor. Katie is a graduate of Hofstra University in Long Island where she studied broadcast journalism. Katie loves to spend time with her family in Maine and her extended family in Massachusetts.
Paula A. Price was EVP and Chief Financial Officer of Macy's Inc. from July 2018 to May 2020, and served as Advisor to the renowned retailer until the end of 2020. As CFO, she was also a principal architect of Macy's transformation journey and, during the COVID 19 pandemic, led its financial restructuring to recapitalize and sustain the company.
Price has been a Visiting Executive with Harvard Business School since 2018, and was a full-time Senior Lecturer of Business Administration, having joined the faculty in 2014. Until 2014, Price was Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer of Ahold USA, and previously a Senior Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer for CVS Caremark Corporation. Price began her career as an intern at Arthur Andersen & Co. before joining full-time with clients that spanned financial services, consumer packaged goods, and healthcare.
Price currently serves as an independent director for public, private and not-for profit companies. She serves on the boards of Accenture, Bristol Myers Squibb, Western Digital, and DaVita. She is a qualified audit committee financial expert as defined by the SEC, and a certified public accountant. Price's career includes senior-level finance, general management, and strategy roles based in New York, Boston, London and Chicago in the retail, financial services, healthcare, and consumer packaged goods industries. Price earned her MBA in Finance and Strategy from the University of Chicago and her BSc in Accountancy from DePaul University. Price and her family live in Manhattan and on Martha's Vineyard, where she enjoys painting, entertaining and outdoor activities.