|First||Published April 27, 2014|
|Third|| JMC 4853
Race, Gender and the Media
I’m Hayley Thornton. I was born near Indianapolis, Indiana on August 21st, 1992 to Ted and Teresa Thornton.
Ted (Theodore) and Teresa Thornton are my parents. My father is an only child and grew up in Frankford, Indiana. My mother is the second youngest of 5 children. They both attended Ball State University in Indiana, where they met in my father’s senior year and my mothers’ junior year. They were immediately smitten with each other and were engaged after 6 months of dating.