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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
  • Shoppers Plan To Snap Up Savings On Black Friday

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) –An estimated 95 million Americans will go bargain hunting this Black Friday. “You got Christmas coming up, so you’re trying to squeeze in and get as many gifts as possible,” said Medgar Jeffers, a shopper. Jeffers believes the holiday sales are too good for consumers to pass up. “Giving [shoppers] deals, that otherwise wouldn’t be there, promotes a good customer showing,” Jeffers said. “I’m planning on getting some shirts, and some shoes.” Others, like Andre Smith, are going […]

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    Civil Rights Ordinance Key Issue In Fayetteville City Council Runoff Election

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)- The Fayetteville Civil Rights Ordinance has become a key issue in the runoff election for City Council, Ward 1 between incumbent Adella Gray and Paul Phaneuf. Ordinance 119 prohibits local businesses and entities from discriminating against employees and customers based on gender, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion and other factors. The Fayetteville City Council passed the ordinance in August, but its opponents gathered enough signatures to force a special election on Dec. 9, which will ask voters […]

  • Lights Of The Ozarks Event Kicks Off

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – The Lights of the Ozarks are turned on in Fayetteville. Organizing officials estimate that nearly 10,000 people from across Northwest Arkansas attended the kickoff event. The 500,000 lights were all turned on after Fayetteville Mayor Lioneld Jordan flipped a large switch. The Kephart family was one of the many in the crowd. “The lights come on, and then you can see everything come on, and it is so bright,” said Jennifer Kephart. “It’s just so much fun, […]

  • 13 Capital Murder Suspects Awaiting Trial In Northwest Arkansas

    (KFSM)- Currently, there are 13 capital murder suspects awaiting trial in Washington and Benton counties. A capital murder conviction is punishable by death. The capital murder suspects awaiting trial in Washington County are: Stephen Scott Scott is one of three suspects accused in the stabbing death of Gustavo Ortiz-Espinosa on Sept. 6 at the Econo Lodge in Fayetteville, according to authorities. His jury trial is scheduled to begin Dec. 10. You can read more about the case here. Cory Ryan […]

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    Bentonville’s 21C Hotel Reopens After Fire In Restaurant Kitchen

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) – The 21C hotel in Bentonville was evacuated early Thursday (Nov. 20) afternoon because of a fire in the kitchen at The Hive restaurant, which is located in the hotel, according to a 21C spokeswoman. The fire started after 12:00 p.m. in the hood system above the grill and was contained to the duct, according to Director of Public Relations Stephanie Greene. The Hive will not be open tonight, but the hotel will be open to guests, Greene […]

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    Friend Remembers Former Rogers High School Student Killed In Missouri Shooting

    ROGERS (KFSM)- A former Rogers High School student died Wednesday (Nov. 19) after a weekend shooting in Springfield, Mo. Christopher K. Freeman, 24, and three others were shot at an Economy Inn in Springfield Saturday (Nov. 15) morning, according to the Springfield Police Department. Officers were called to the motel on Glenstone Avenue at about 7:45 a.m. after a 911 caller say they had found four people who appeared to be injured in room 149, according to a police release. […]

  • U Of A Faces Fine And Repairs After Fans Rush Field In Win Against LSU

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)- The University of Arkansas was fined $25,000 by the SEC Monday (Nov. 17) after fans rushed the field at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium following the Hogs’ win against Louisiana State University on Saturday (Nov. 15). According to the SEC, the university violated league policy, which allows only players, coaches and those with credentials on the field. The force of the crowd was so strong it broke a guardrail that separated fan seating from the field. “It was […]

  • Fayetteville Legal Experts Address Questions About Civil Rights Ordinance

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)- A panel of legal experts participated in a question-and-answer session about Fayetteville’s Civil Rights Ordinance Tuesday (Nov. 18) night. Fayetteville voters will decide whether they want to repeal Ordinance 119 in a special election on Dec. 9. The discussion, which lasted almost two hours, was held at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and was hosted by the Northwest Arkansas Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union. The panel was made up of local lawyers and law professors. Fayetteville lawyer […]

  • Slick Roads May Be Factor In Fayetteville Rollover

    WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM) – Roads in Washington County were wet Sunday (Nov. 16) afternoon, but were not covered with snow. Authorities say one man in Fayetteville may have hit a wet spot on the road, possibly contributing to his SUV rolling over into a ditch. Just after 3:00 P.M., the University of Arkansas Police Department responded to a rollover accident on Garland, near I-49. Lauren Phillips was an eye witness to the accident. She called 911 to report the wreck. […]

  • “Beat LSU Pep Rally” Held In Fayetteville

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Razorbacks fans filed in to Barn Hill Arena in hope of getting excited for the Razorbacks versus LSU game. The pep rally was themed “Go Razorbacks Glow.” Students wore neon colors to match the theme. Some students say they were excited to be at the event. “[The rally] gets people to come to the games, it gets people excited for the games,” said Kainna Ranbo, a student at the university. “That is just part of being here […]

  • High School Football Fans Bundle Up For Playoff Games

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Students and their families around the state are filling the stands at local high school football games Friday (Nov. 14) and they are doing it in below freezing temperatures to root for their team. “We are from Texas, so we are not really used to this,” said Belinda Jennings, a Fayetteville High School parent. That’s why Jennings decided to stay home for the Bulldog’s playoff game. “[It is] too cold. [This] Texas girl is not used to […]

  • Washington County Judge Questions Road Department Budget Cuts Ahead Of Winter

    WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM) – After the 2013-2014 winter of icy roads and school closings, Washington County leaders are looking at Road Department funding ahead of the 2014-2015 winter season. On Election Day (Nov. 4), Washington County Judge Marilyn Edwards spoke about her plans to improve Road Department response during winter. She said budget cuts in funding for the Road Department could have an impact this winter. “The Quorum Court has had a shortfall in their budget,” Edwards said. “Right now, […]


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