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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Recent Articles
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    AGFC Plans To Relocate Friendly Siloam Springs Deer

    SILOAM SPRINGS (KFSM) – A friendly deer that has gained popularity among Siloam Springs residents is wanted for relocation by the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. The deer, which has been nicknamed Doug, has been spotted near John Brown University for several weeks. Residents say he is not afraid of humans and even poses for photos, which you can see on his Facebook page, which also lists him as the groundskeeper at JBU. “Doug is part of the community, he is pretty […]

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    Locals Gather For Vice Presidential Debate Watch Parties

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Dozens of Republicans and Democrats gathered in Fayetteville Tuesday (Oct. 4) night, to watch Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, and Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine debate. The debate was the only meeting the two candidates would have before election night in November. “Tonight [was] a do-no-harm debate, where they can articulate the message and policy,” said Tyler Clark, spokesman for the Washington County Democrats. “I think the economy is a really important [topic] that I [wanted] to hear about […]

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    Benton County Candidates Debate Ahead Of Sheriff Election

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) — Republican Shawn Holloway and Independent Glenn Latham, who are running for Benton County sheriff, met at Northwest Arkansas Community College Monday (Oct. 3) for a debate about how they are going to address the concerns of the community. According to Latham, most voters are concerned about increased patrol in rural areas. “All the people I have talked to in the county have not seen a patrol car. If they have seen a patrol car, it was just […]

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    Springdale And Har-Ber Students Create Tribute Video For Kyler Williams

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) — Students from Springdale and Har-Ber high schools came together to put the final touches on a tribute video for Kyler Williams, the Springdale student who lost his life in a car crash on Saturday (Sept. 24). Har-Ber television production teacher Travis Sherman said the video will honor the life of Kyler and help bridge the divide between the rivalry of the two schools. “This is part of the grieving process. It is a little hard right now,” Sherman […]

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    Benton County Sheriff Plans To Open Substation Near Beaver Lake

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) — Since becoming interim sheriff of Benton County, Meyer Gilbert has said his main focus is to patch holes in the community he and his office serve. “We are definitely trying to fix something,” he said Tuesday (Sept. 27) during a Coffee With A Cop event at Beaver Lake Fire Station. “We are trying to be more community-oriented while working with the citizens and not just answering the calls and giving tickets and making arrests.” Gilbert announced the […]

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    Bethel Heights PD Fires Officer Over Black Lives Matter Facebook Comments

    BETHEL HEIGHTS (KFSM) — The Bethel Heights Police Department fired a part-time officer Tuesday (Sept. 27) after he violated the department’s social media policy. The department said David Hastings’ termination is effective immediately after it had a chance to review the comments he made on Facebook regarding the Black Lives Matter movement. “[The posts] completely blindsided me because I would not see this with this officer,” said Cpl. Chastity Mahan, spokeswoman for the police department. “You cannot be discriminatory on […]


    County Parties Gather For Debate Watch Parties

    WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM) – Monday (Sept. 26) night, one of the most anticipated debates of recent history took place in New York between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Across Washington County, several local political groups formed watch parties for the debate. “It will be a television spectacle. One to behold and to watch for a while,” said Tyler Clark, spokesman for the Washington County Democrats. Clark said the race had tightened recently, which made the importance of the debate more […]

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    Family Research Council Bus Stops In NWA, Backs Religious Freedom Candidates

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) — The Family Research Council Action Team stopped in Springdale Tuesday (Sept. 20) to encourage voters to back local candidates who support religious freedom. The FRC is a Washington, D.C.-based conservative Christian lobbying group that is pro-marriage and pro-life, according to its website. “We are encouraging people to elect candidates who will stand for religious freedom,” Brent Keilen, the director of the FRC Action Team, said. “We can’t afford to stay home and not vote in those races.” The visit included […]

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    Fayetteville Police Dept. Prepares For For Bikes, Blues & BBQ

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — As thousands of motorcyclists make their way to Northwest Arkansas for one of the nation’s largest rallies, the Fayetteville Police Department is partnering with six other law enforcement agencies from across the area to make sure the 17th annual Bikes, Blues & BBQ goes off without a hitch. “There is a lot of preparation work that goes into this, a lot of logistics,” Sgt. Craig Stout said Monday (Sept. 19). “We have been working on this for […]

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    NYPD: Tannerite May Have Been Used In Explosive Device

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) — After an explosion sent dozens to the hospital in New York City Saturday (Sept. 17), investigators have developed a better idea of what the bombing suspect used to carry out the attack. According to police and anti-terrorism authorities, bombing suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami may have used a shooting target chemical in order to attack his victims. Authorities said Rahami may have used the product Tannerite in his pressure cooker explosives. Tannerite is a binary explosive which is […]

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    Former White House Advisor Speaks Out Against Legalization Of Marijuana In Arkansas

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) — The group Arkansans Against Legalized Marijuana brought in a former White House expert on drug policy Tuesday (Sept. 20) to discuss why he believes legalizing medical and recreational marijuana is wrong for the state. Kevin Sabet, a former advisor for President Obama and former presidents Clinton and Bush, spoke to residents about the negative side of legalizing marijuana. “This [push to legalize medicinal marijuana] is more about kid-friendly items like pot candy, pot gummy bears and advertising of pot, […]

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    Prosecutor: Benton County Sheriff Candidate Under State Police Investigation

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) – Benton County Prosecutor Nathan Smith confirmed Arkansas State Police are investigating sheriff candidate Glenn Latham. Smith told 5NEWS the details of the investigation could not be released at the time. However, he said the investigation should be completed in the near future. Latham, an independent candidate for Benton County Sheriff, told 5NEWS he could not directly comment on the nature of the investigation until it was completed. Latham said he knew the investigation started more than […]