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Dillon Thomas joined the 5NEWS team in May of 2014 as a reporter in Fayetteville.

Dillon grew up in Aurora, CO, where he began his journalism career at Smoky Hill High School. He later enrolled at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, CO. He graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism and Technical Communications, with a minor in Political Sciences in 2014.

While in college, Dillon bounced between sports and news anchoring. In 2013, Dillon worked in The White House as a politics reporter. He later returned to Colorado to work as a sideline reporter for the NBA's Denver Nuggets.

Dillon is a Heartland Emmy nominated journalist, and the recipient of the Denver Press Club's Damon Runyon Storytelling Award.

On his free time, Dillon can be found playing basketball, watching the NBA, rooting for the Denver Broncos, or scanning through social media. He looks forward to adding the Razorbacks to his sports watch-list.

Dillon believes everyone has a story, let him tell yours!

Follow Dillon on Twitter: @5NEWSDillon

Recent Articles
  • Hutchinson And Ross Meet In Bentonville For Debate

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) – Gubernatorial candidates Asa Hutchinson and Mike Ross met in a debate in Bentonville Tuesday (Sept. 30.) The debate was held at Bentonville High School. “Hopefully there will be students here, that it will encourage them to participate in the politics of America,” said Hutchinson, the Republican candidate. The debate platform allowed citizens to text in questions for the two candidates to debate on. “I think it is great. People who are unable to attend, they can text […]

  • Suspect In Realtor’s Disappearance Has Extensive NWA Criminal History

    NORTHWEST ARKANSAS (KFSM) – The man arrested by Little Rock police Monday in connection with a real estate agent’s recent disappearance has a criminal history involving arrests in Northwest Arkansas and a local conviction that resulted in prison time. “Arron Lewis has an extensive criminal history, very extensive,” said Keisha Guyll, Benton County Sheriff’s PIO. “Nothing really violent, that we can tell. Just a lot of crimes against property.” Lewis is also listed as living on Clay Avenue in Springdale on […]

  • F.A.I.T.H Riders Uses Bikes, Blues & BBQ To Help Others

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – A local church is using Bikes, Blues & BBQ to help women in need. Cross Church is one of the largest congregations in the region. This week, some members who enjoy riding motorcycles are using their hobby as a way to minister, while supporting a non-profit. They are called the F.A.I.T.H Riders. “We take a hobby that we have, which is motorcycle riding, and we use it as a way to minister,” said Jeff Hairston, Director of […]

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    Bikes, Blues & BBQ Annual Cook-Off Begins

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Bikes, Blues & BBQ draws thousands of people to Arkansas every year. Keeping all of those motorcyclists stuffed with food is a big task. That’s where the annual barbecue competition comes to play. Barbecue groups from around the country are spending their weekend at the Washington County Fair Grounds. “’We are representing about 6 states in this year’s event,” said Ron Autry, Event Chairman for the barbecue cook-off. Professional judges will be on hand this weekend to […]

  • Blues Train Up And Running For Bikes, Blues & Barbecue

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – When it comes to getting around The Bikes, Blues & Barbecue Rally, many may think most ride their motorcycles to the event. But, the Blues Train offers an alternative mode of transportation. “It’s a unique experience. You don’t see this type of train everywhere,” said Kim Fiedler, an event attendee. “I want to bring my grandson,” said Randy Fiedler, an event attendee. The train takes passengers from Dickson Street, to Baum Stadium, and back. The tickets to […]

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    Former Fayetteville Schools AD Pleads Guilty In Sex Sting

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – A former Fayetteville School District athletic director, who was arrested in a child sex sting in October of 2013, pleaded guilty in a Benton County courtroom on Thursday (Sept. 25), officials say. Barry Gebhart pleaded guilty to felony sexual indecency with a child before Circuit Judge Robin Green, according to officials. He was sentenced to five years probation and ordered to pay a $1,000 fine, according to deputy prosecuting attorney Stuart Cearley. Gebhart was also ordered to […]

  • Medical Helicopter Responds To Rogers Motorcycle Wreck On I-49

    ROGERS (KFSM) – A motorcycle crash Wednesday afternoon on Interstate 49 prompted emergency crews to call a medical helicopter to the scene. The motorcycle laid near the interstate in chunks, while a man lying on the ground near the wire median was being treated by medical crews. Rogers fire trucks, an ambulance and a medical helicopter were called to help with the wreck in the southbound lanes near Exit 81 around 2:45 p.m. Medical crews loaded the man onto a […]

  • Vendors Use Bikes, Blues & BBQ For Business

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Bikes Blues and Barbecue is a major event for those who enjoy motorcycles. However, the event serves as an even bigger platform for vendors. Vendors have made their way to Northwest Arkansas, selling a wide variety of objects. “From clothing, to motorcycle parts, to jewelry, to art. There’s a pretty big spread of stuff,” said Chase Micheal, a marketing director with the event. Micheal was working at the Pig Trail Harley Davidson location, helping vendors. “We have […]

  • New Tent Built At Pig Trail Harley Davidson

    ROGERS (KFSM) – The Pig Trail Harley Davidson store in Rogers is back up and running, after a large gust of wind lifted their tent from the ground. The dealership has nearly 400 motorcycles for sale in their parking lot alone. Last week, an industrial tent, which was covering those motorcycles, flipped over, tangling in the power lines. “All of a sudden the flags turned a different direction and stood up and started waiving,” said Matt Robinson, an employee at […]

  • Historic War Eagle Bridge Needs Significant Repairs

    WAR EAGLE (KFSM) – The famous single-lane War Eagle Bridge is in need of major repairs, and now Benton County is looking for a way to fund the project. “I think we need to fix it sooner than later,” said Bob Clinard, Benton County Judge. After a recent inspection, the historic bridge received a “B” grade by state inspectors. The scale is from “A” to “D”, with “A” being the worst grade a bridge can get. “’B’ means we need […]

  • RV Holding Motorcycles For Bikes, Blues Explodes On I-49 In Rogers

    ROGERS (KFSM) – A recreation vehicle exploded and went up in flames Monday night, blocking off a Rogers exit on Interstate 49, according to responding fire crews. The Rogers Fire Department responded to southbound Exit 85 near Walnut Avenue around 7:30 p.m. in reference to the vehicle fire. Firefighters quickly extinguished the flames. No one was injured in the fire. The RV was being driven by a couple from Joplin in the area for the annual Bikes, Blues & BBQ […]

  • Facebook Page Created For Man Killed By Jo Jackson

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – A woman in Springdale has created a Facebook page to honor the memory of Jack Luper, a man who was killed by Jo Jackson. Jo Jackson was arrested, after police say she hit Luper while driving under the influence of a pain killer. The creator of the Facebook page for Luper says she wants a more strict punishment for Jo Jackson, who has been arrested three times this summer for driving under the influence. “What is it […]


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