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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
  • University Of Arkansas Celebrates Homecoming 2014 With Parade

      FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Razorbacks fans filled Dickson Street in Fayetteville Friday (Oct. 24) celebrating the annual homecoming weekend festivities with the homecoming parade. “Hog fans are the best, they would never miss this,” said Brandy DeFoor, the mother of a university student. Many of the Razorback’s faithful were lining the road. “We love the Razorbacks,” said Debbie Verucchi, a fan. Hundreds of people lined the sides of Dickson Street for the parade. “Because it is awesome, it is so […]

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    KKK Fliers Distributed In Bentonville Neighborhood

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) – A Bentonville woman called authorities and said she and several of her neighbors received Ku Klux Klan (KKK) propaganda on their doorsteps on Friday morning (Oct. 24), authorities say. The letter identifies the KKK as a Christian organization and is addressed to “ladies.” It asks the “ladies of America” if they’re tired of: The liberal public school systems teaching children that being a homosexual is a normal way of life Other non-Christian teachings and the absence of voluntary […]

  • Johnson Mayoral Candidates Discuss Campaigns

    JOHNSON (KFSM) – Buddy Curry has been Mayor of Johnson for one term, and is now seeking re-election in Johnson In his way is his opponent, police lieutenant Chris Keeney. Curry tells 5NEWS that his time in office shows his dedication. “I meet a lot of people,” Curry said. “In 3 years, it takes a lot of time to meet these people, to know who to go to to ask for a grant, where everything is at. It takes a […]

  • “Virginity Rocks” Shirt Brings Fayetteville Mother To School Board

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – A Fayetteville mother is asking for answers from the Fayetteville School District after she says the school`s superintendent insulted her family on national television. Bambi Crozier spoke to the Fayetteville Schools board Thursday (Oct. 23), demanding answers after her daughter was forced to change her shirt at school earlier this year. The religious t-shirt reads “Virginity Rocks”. Crozier’s daughter is a Ramay Junior High student. The school asked Crozier’s daughter to change her shirt, stating it was […]

  • Springdale Dog’s Owner Pleads For Its Life

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – A man in Springdale is going to court in hope of saving his dogs life. This after his dog broke loose and bit a city employee. “I’m missing my best friend,” said Jesus Marquez, the dog’s owner. Marquez says his dog, Poseidon, broke loose while he was on vacation. Poseidon, a Siberian Husky, and his female partner Storm, broke out of the family’s fenced yard in July. An animal control worker attempted to catch the two stray […]


    Train Wreck Victim Describes Crash

    WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM) – A passenger who was on the Arkansas-Missouri excursion that wrecked last week near West Fork is now sharing his experience. (Click here to read more about the crash) Jeff Randall, 53, was on the train last Thursday (Oct. 16) with his 79-year-old father while away from St. Louis on vacation in Arkansas. “We had been waiting there about 30 to 40 minutes, waiting for the [rescue] engine to come,” Randall said. The train was in need […]

  • Centerton School Hosts Mayor’s Debate

    CENTERTON (KFSM) – With early voting underway, Centerton voters have the opportunity to vote in a hotly contested mayor`s race. In advance of the general election, both candidates for the seat met in a mayoral debate at Gamble Elementary. Mayor Bill Edwards has served his first term, and is now facing candidate TJ Teed in the November general election. “I wanted to run for a positive change here in Centerton,” Teed said. “We want to focus our efforts on economic […]

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    Police Investigate Possible Bomb Threat at Fayetteville Walmart

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – A Fayetteville Walmart was shut down early Tuesday morning due to a possible bomb threat, according to the Fayetteville Police Department. An employee found a suspicious object in a high-traffic area of the Walmart on Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard around midnight, according to authorities. Several police cars and two fire trucks responded to the scene. Once police arrived on scene, they decided the object could not be dismissed as harmless. The Bentonville Bomb Squad was called […]

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    NWACC Touts New Springdale Center Location

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – NorthWest Arkansas Community College officials hope to soon start raising money for the college’s planned Springdale center, which now has a sign planted at the future site’s location. NWACC held a celebration last week of the 20 acres purchased by the community college west of Arvest Ballpark. The $2.4 million piece of land is one Watkins Avenue. The college plans to build a three-story building, acting as the Bentonville-based school’s Washington County Instructional Center. The third story […]

  • Authorities Release 911 Tape From Train Collision

    WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM) – Officials released the 911 tapes from that Washington County train crash. Around 10:25 on Thursday (Oct. 16) morning, emergency dispatchers received a call of a head-on train collision. One caller was so shook up by the event, that she had to hand the phone to an FBI agent, who happened to be on the train as well. The agent spent more than 20 minutes describing the scene to a dispatcher. “Everyone shot forward, and people hit […]

  • Winslow Women Saw Speeding Rescue Engine Minutes Before Crash

    WASHINGTON COUNTY [KFSM] – Investigators confirmed at a press conference Friday (Oct. 17) that the rescue engine that was coming to aid a stalled passenger train headed for Van Buren was going over the 25 mph speed limit. One Winslow resident said she saw the engine “flying” through downtown minutes before the collision. “He was going faster than anything I’ve ever seen go through there and I’ve even driven down there to watch the trains with my great granddaughter, and […]

  • Royals Fans Celebrate Victory In Northwest Arkansas

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – With the Kansas City Royals making their first World Series appearance in nearly 30 years, fans were at local sports bars to watch the game. “It was important to be part of it, to see the final game before the World Series,” said Jeff Hemmel, a Royals fan from Kansas City. Hemmel was one of many Royals fans who was watching the game in Fayetteville, but lives in Kansas City. Kansas City is about 240 miles from […]


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