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 Democrats Look Forward To National Convention In Philadelphia

    WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM) — With the Republican National Convention completed, Hillary Clinton and the Democrats are set to take the stage next. Washington County Democrat Tyler Clark said he’s ready to see how the Clinton campaign responds to the previous week of events from Republicans in Cleveland. “Going second is an advantage. You have a chance to respond to a lot of the negative rhetoric that was coming out of the RNC,” Clark said. “I think that the more Trump […]

  • NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 7: Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton arrives onstage during a primary night rally at the Duggal Greenhouse in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, June 7, 2016 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. Clinton has secured enough delegates and commitments from superdelegates to become the Democratic Party's presumptive presidential nominee. She will become the first woman in U.S. history to secure the presidential nomination of one of the country's two major political parties. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

    Arkansans In Philadelphia Prepare To Nominate Clinton For President

    PHILADELPHIA (KFSM) – The Democrats took the national stage to begin the nomination process for their party on Monday evening (July 25). With Donald Trump officially in the books as the Republican candidate for president, Democrats across the nation are ready to select Hillary as their nominee. “It makes me so proud to be here, to help nominate Hillary Clinton,” said Lisa Whitaker, a delegate from Arkansas who attended the convention. Whitaker said she will proudly vote for Clinton, adding […]

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    Local State Senator Credits Trump Children For Persuasion To Support

    CLEVELAND (KFSM) – Months after Marco Rubio ended his campaign for President of the United States, many of his supporters were left to consider Donald Trump as a nominee. Cave Springs Senator Bart Hester was one of Rubio’s lead supporters in the Natural State. Hester attended the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, where he said he was sold on Trump, crediting Trump’s children for that decision. “[His children’s thoughts] say a lot about who Donald Trump is, and who he […]

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    Deputy Shot In Line Of Duty Refuses To Let Safety Concerns Stop His Service

    WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM) — For Washington County Corporal Taylor Reed, the call to put his life on the line each day has a new meaning. It has been almost two years since Reed was shot while on duty responding to the scene of a murder. Yet after a lengthy recovery, Reed elected to return to patrol. “You can’t let your life be consumed by fear, just because you got hurt,” Reed said. Since returning to work, Reed has increased the […]

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    DASH CAM VIDEO: Deputies Involved In Fatal Shooting Cleared Of Wrongdoing

    FARMINGTON (KFSM) — Washington County Prosecutor Matt Durrett said he will not file charges against the county deputies and A Goshen police officer who shot a suspect last month. The deputies were two of many law enforcement officers who responded to a call on Neal St. in Farmington just after 5 p.m. on June 24, where a suspect had set the yard and home on fire, the Washington County Sheriff’s Office said. The suspect was identified as Randy Blecher, and […]

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    Local Business Sees Dip In Sales During Hottest Summer Days

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) — This week is expected to be one of the hottest weeks of the year, with the heat index surpassing 100 degrees almost every day in some areas. When the temperatures rise, many may assume local ice cream trucks would have a dramatic increase in sales. However, one local company said their sales decline during the hottest days of the year. “Nobody really wants to come outside too much,” said Tyler Sportsman, manager at Jake’s Ice Cream. “Especially […]

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    Sen. Cotton Addresses Nation At GOP Convention

    CLEVELAND (KFSM) — It was the theme of the first night of the Republican National Convention, “making America safe again,” and some asked who better to discuss the topic, than army veteran and Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton? “There is not a member of Congress that is more committed to building our national defense, and understand the challenges we face for national security,” said Sen. Jim Hendrin, a Republican who attended the convention. “We don’t fight because we hate our enemies, […]

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    Voter Regrets Signing Marijuana Petition; Canvasser Allegedly Denies Removal

    WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM) — With the election only months away, several voters across Washington County have been approached by canvassers, hoping to get signatures for different initiatives. Some are circulating petitions which would legalize medical marijuana in the county, and would open the gate for casinos to build in county limits. Brittany David said she was in her car Thursday night (July 14), when a canvasser asked her to sign the petitions. With kids in the back of her car, she […]

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    Northwest Arkansas Republicans Pack Bags For GOP Convention

    NORTHWEST ARKANSAS (KFSM) — All eyes are on Cleveland as the city prepares to host the 2016 Republican National Convention. Dozens of Northwest Arkansas republicans are preparing to head to Ohio for the event this weekend. “It will be a lot of fun,” Tom Lundstrum, a member of the Washington County Republicans, said. “Arkansas could easily have over 200 people in person at the convention.” Donald Trump is expected to accept the party’s nomination for president at the convention. Arkansas […]

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    Black Lives Matter Protesters March In Fayetteville

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — Nearly 200 people gathered in Fayetteville Wednesday (July 13) to protest the recent deaths of black men by police across the nation. The Black Lives Matter peaceful protest started at a church near Dickson Street and ended at the Fayetteville Police Department. “Black men are being shot just because police are afraid of them,” protestor Dorothy Marcy said. Marcy said her son is not only black, but also has a mental disability. “I worry constantly about what […]

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    Washington Co. Republicans Look For New County Judge Candidate

    WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM) — Washington County Republicans are looking for a new county judge candidate, after Micah Neal dropped out of the race. In a letter to the Washington County Clerk, Neal stated he would be leaving the race since he planned to move to a different county. County Republicans said they were surprised by Neal’s announcement. “Neal is very well-known in the county,” Tom Lundstrum, a member of the Washington County Republicans, said Tuesday (July 12). “He is long […]

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    Arkansas Lawmakers Prepare To Defund State’s Smoking Hotline

    ARKANSAS (KFSM) – After weeks of discussion, lawmakers in Little Rock elected to defund the Arkansas smoking hotline, which provides advisers to tobacco users looking to quit. The proposal was brought up, after legislators said the $1.8 million operations fee would be better used elsewhere in the budget. “$1.8 million is a lot of money, when you see social workers in foster care are short workers, and we are short the ability to pay them what they need to be […]


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