Haley Thayer was born and raised in Southern California. Her love of reporting and journalism came from reading the LA Times every morning before school with her dad. They would turn to the sports section first to read what Bill Plaschke had to say about the Lakers that morning. Sports are a huge part of Haley’s life – she has played volleyball, basketball and swam competitively growing up. She was the captain of most of the teams she was on. It was not until Haley went to college at SMU in Dallas, TX that she began to write and shoot video for the Journalism school. She was a breaking news reporter for the Dallas Morning News, interned for WFAA, was the News Director for SMU-TV’s student-run broadcast, Online Editor for The Daily Campus, and the Editor in Chief for The Metropolitan.
Her career began in 2014 at WBIR in Knoxville, TN. She was a News Producer for the morning newscasts. She worked on everything from the 5 a.m., 6 a.m., and 7-9 a.m. That job was the first time she had the chance to work on her own show and make decisions with an entire crew. She loved the work for two years and moved on to a new marketing role under the same company in Seattle at KING 5 News. Through her promotions work at KING 5 she earned recognition through an Emmy and two PromaxBDA awards. She worked with people like NBC’s Lester Holt to create beautiful and lasting promotions for the station. After two years, Haley decided to make a change in her career. She is now the Marketing Manager for a mortgage company called Residential First Capital. They have trusted her to work remotely for them while also expanding the business up to Washington State. Haley is licensed as a Loan Originator and Real Estate Agent in Washington State. She wants to help people find a home they love while making the process smooth and easy. On the side, Haley loves her work with GLOSS MODERNE. She cannot wait to see how the product helps countless of people looking for clean, natural hair care.
Haley is excited to be back on the West Coast closer to family. She has completely immersed herself in the PNW way of life by hiking, climbing, and skiing all over the vast mountain ranges in Washington State. Other hobbies include traveling and trying new restaurants. She has traveled to many places in the world and hopes to continue that for the rest of her life. You can see her adventures on her YouTube channel Haley Thayer.