Dillon Thomas serves as a weekend night anchor, and weeknight reporter, for 5NEWS.

Dillon has a passion for finding the hidden stories, exposing corruption, and breaking local news.

Dillon is a Heartland Emmy nominated journalist, and the recipient of the Denver Press Club’s Damon Runyon Storytelling Award. He was recognized at the Denver Press Club’s 2014 gala, alongside national Runyon Award winner Katie Couric.

Growing up in Aurora, CO, Dillon 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. While in college, Dillon bounced between sports and news journalism.

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.

During his free time, Dillon can be found playing basketball, watching the NBA, rooting for the Denver Broncos, or scanning through social media.

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

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    Local Police Officers To Carry Food In Squad Cars For Those In Need

    ROGERS (KFSM) – In accordance with the Northwest Arkansas Food Bank, the Rogers Police Department will be handing out meals to families in need. Police Chief Hayes Minor said the partnership will allow the city to help out their residents at a quicker rate. “It gives police officers an opportunity to have a positive interaction with those we serve,” Minor said. Officers were provided boxed meals, which they can carry in their squad cars. Officers are then allowed to hand […]

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    UPDATE: Elderly Woman Found Covered In Feces And Maggots Dies

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – According to the Fayetteville Police Department, an 85-year-old woman who was found covered in feces and live maggots has died. Sgt. Craig Stout said the woman died at Washington Regional Hospital. She was brought to the hospital in June after first responders were called to a home in Fayetteville to a report of an unresponsive woman, according to court documents. The woman’s sister and daughter were subsequently arrested. Rose Mary Austin, 75, and Evelyn Schafer, 54, were […]

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    Insurance Premiums Set To Increase For Low Income Arkansans

    NORTHWEST ARKANSAS (KFSM) — Insurance premiums for low income individuals across the nation are set to rise next year, and that doesn’t exclude Arkansans. Republican State Representative Charlie Collins said that  insurance premiums for those on the Exchange program will rise almost 10 percent in 2017. That increase will also carry over to those under Arkansas’ Private Option. “Every year we have to reassess what those insurance rates are going to be.” Collins said. Collins claimed the rate increase is significantly […]


    “Greater” Movie Cements Brandon Burlsworth’s Legacy On Screen

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — Brandon Burlsworth is remembered as one of the greatest walk-ons in college football history and now his legacy is the subject of the movie “Greater,” which premiered Tuesday (Aug. 23) at Malco Razorback Theater in Fayetteville. “Greater” tells the story of Burlsworth’s journey from unlikely University of Arkansas walk-on to 1998 All-American. Producer Brian Reindl was a Fayetteville-based real estate investor before taking on the movie 11 years ago. “The good test of a good story is when you tell […]

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    Fayetteville City Officials Join Community For Black Lives Matter Event

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)– Monday (Aug. 22) night, dozens from the Fayetteville area came together to grasp a deeper understanding as to what the Black Lives Matter movement is. “We wanted to use this as a means of awareness, and to be proactive,” said D’Andre Jones, event organizer. “When we say ‘Black Lives Matter’, that is not saying no other race matters. What we are calling for is equality.” Jones said the city of Fayetteville has always looked to be inclusive, and still […]

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    Second Candidate Enters Race For Fayetteville Mayor

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — When Fayetteville residents go to the polls on election day in November they will now be choosing between two candidates for mayor. Fayetteville businessman Tom Terminella kicked off his campaign for mayor Thursday (Aug. 18) after filing for officer the day before. He said he does not have experience as a politician, but that is what makes him a better candidate than incumbent Mayor Lioneld Jordan. “Folks are tired of most politicians. They want a leader,” Terminella said. “Somebody […]

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    State Representative Wants To Eliminate Student Loan Debt For Some Arkansans

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — During a political season where some politicians are advocating for free college education, an Arkansas state representative has a proposal that would make higher education more affordable for low-income Arkansans. State Rep. Greg Leding, D-Fayetteville, said his proposal to eliminate student loans for low-income families in Arkansas is one of the best ways to encourage students to further their education. “We have got fewer than one in five adults in this state with a college degree,” Leding said. “So we want […]

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    Local Church Looks To Help Louisiana Flooding Victims

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — With heavy flooding making its way across Baton Rouge, many in Fayetteville were wondering what they could do to help out. For those at Christian Life Cathedral, the first answer was to conduct a donation drive. “I feel like this area is always looking out and seeing how we could help others,” said Chad Harcourt, Media Pastor for the church. While the American Red Cross said the easiest way to help out victims is to directly donate […]

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    Initiative For Farmington Alcohol Sales Looks To November Election

    FARMINGTON (KFSM) — The City of Farmington is one step closer to bringing liquor sales to the city. For months, many residents and business owners in Farmington have been gathering petition signatures, hope of making liquor sales in city limits legal. After collecting enough signatures on the ballot, now the measure will go to the general election in November. “I am hoping that we are bringing more business here and more revenues to this city,” said Katherine Xiong, owner of […]

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    Springdale Park Renovations Taking A While, But Are On Schedule

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) — Construction at Murphy Park in Springdale began nearly a year ago and on Monday (Aug. 15) the park was still a construction zone. The park’s pond was drained and the area surrounding it is marked by construction equipment and makeshift fences. “It will be really great when it is done. We are actively working on it, our contractor is actively working on it,” said Melissa Reeves, spokeswoman for the City of Springdale. “We are hoping it will be […]

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    Local High School Football Team Almost Misses Season

    DECATUR (KFSM) — High school football is one of the most popular sporting events in our area, and Football Friday Nights are just around the corner. For those who love watching football in Decatur, they almost lost their team this year. Due to initial low turnout, the team almost did not have enough players to play football. “We might not have the best players. But, we have players who will get out there and work hard,” said Chris Yancey, a […]

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    Loyal Hog Fans Collect Autographs At Fan Day

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Sunday (Aug. 14) afternoon, hundreds of Razorback loyal fans made their way out to the University of Arkansas for the annual RazorFest event. The event was a one-stop-shop for everything Razorbacks for the remainder of the year. “You get to meet some players, and talk to them,” said Damarion Newton, a 10-year-old Hogs fan who attended the event. “It is fun, and good weather to enjoy.” Fans could bring in any item to be signed by players […]


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