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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!

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  • Tyson Donates $1 Million To Help Revitalize Downtown Springdale

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – Tyson Foods announced two initiatives Friday (Jan. 23), which they say will bring more business to downtown Springdale. The company donated $1 million to the Downtown Springdale Alliance, a nonprofit that works on developing infrastructure and green spaces. “Springdale has been a part of our past, and it is part of our future,” said Linda Wray, a Tyson spokesperson. “We want to invest in downtown Springdale.” Springdale Mayor Doug Sprouse said Tyson will also open a new […]

  • City Hopes New Cross Church Fayetteville Location Attracts Businesses

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Cross Church announced plans on Sunday (Jan. 18) to open a large church along I-49 in Fayetteville. The church calls the land “prime,” and so does the city. The land was appraised at more than $5 million. However, since the church is protected by the first amendment, they will not have to pay property tax on their new land at the corner of Wedington and I-49. “When it comes to property taxes, churches have historically been exempt […]

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    Man Pulls Driver Out Of SUV After Wrong-Way Crash On I-49

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM)- A woman was cited for reckless driving Thursday (Jan. 22) after going in the wrong direction on the southbound side of Interstate 49 and crashing into another vehicle, according to Arkansas State Police. The 2000 Cadillac SUV, driven by Michelle Clark, struck a 2005 Jeep Cherokee, driven by Blaine Glaser, head-on near the Sunset Avenue in Springdale at about 6:20 p.m., the ASP report states. David Salsman said he was on his way to his birthday dinner, driving […]

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    Fayetteville Animal Workers Save Cat Shot Through Head With Arrow

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Workers with Fayetteville Animal Services saved a male cat named Simba on Wednesday morning (Jan. 21) that had been shot through the head with an arrow. They successfully removed the arrow from its head through surgery. The call about the injured cat came in around 9 a.m., and by 9:30 a.m. Simba was being cared for by a veterinarian, according to Anthony Rankin, manager of the Animal Services Program for the city of Fayetteville. By 10:10 a.m., […]

  • Tontitown Police Department Now Without A Chief

      TONTITOWN (KFSM) – The Tontitown Police Department is without a police chief, after one chief was fired and the interim chief stepped down in the past three weeks. “Our main concern is we want the citizens to know that [residents] aren`t losing any type of coverage,” said Captain Joey McCormick, who is filling in as the head of the police department. McCormick says he hopes the recent relay of police chiefs hasn’t shaken the community`s trust in the force. […]

  • Fayetteville City Council Considers Changes To Referendum Process

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – The Fayetteville City Council is considering changing how referendums are handled by the city after the repeal of the Civil Rights Ordinance in a December special election. The ordinance, proposed Tuesday (Jan. 20) night by City Attorney Kit Williams, would require those filing a referendum to bring it to the city attorney for review before petitioning for signatures. “It is an ordinance that says: this is how the city of Fayetteville will handle future referendums,” Alderman Adela […]

  • Cross Church Announces New Campus Location In Fayetteville

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – One of the area’s largest church congregations, Cross Church, has announced they are building a new facility alongside Interstate 49 in Fayetteville. According to Senior Pastor Dr. Ronnie Floyd, Cross Church acquired 13 acres of land in a donation. The land is located at the southeast corner of I-49 and Wedington Drive. “We have, obviously, an opportunity here to do something great for the Lord,” Dr. Floyd said. Dr. Floyd said the location was one he had […]

  • Students Recognized At Annual MLK Banquet

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – The Northwest Arkansas Doctor Martin Luther King Council held a day filled with events to memorialize the late civil rights activist on Monday (Jan. 19.) The day ended with the “Banquet Fit For A King,” which NWA MLK Council President Beverly Keown said served as a time to honor Dr. King, while bringing the community together over a meal. “Whenever you`re giving back to the community, you`re just helping build up your community,” Keown said. Hundreds gathered […]

  • Warm Winter Weather Brings Higher Fire Risk

    ROGERS (KFSM) - With temperatures across the region warming up this past week, the number of grass and brush fires has also risen. Rogers Fire Chief Cliff Thompson says the Rogers Fire Department has been on heightened alert for outdoor fires, amidst a recent streak of hot temperatures. “For outdoor safety, it is very important during the winter time, because we typically see a lot dryer conditions, and a lot lower humidity levels,” Thompson said. “We’ve kind of limited outdoor […]

  • New Bill Could Allow Arkansas College And University Staff To Conceal Carry

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Rep. Charlie Collins, R-Fayetteville, has filed a bill in the Arkansas House that would allow staff members at Arkansas universities and colleges to conceal carry firearms on campus. “Those crazy killers will know that if they try and take control of a situation on a college campus, it’s possible someone will interfere with their plans,” Collins said. “We’ve got our loved ones on college campuses, and we need to be thinking about their safety.” A similar bill, also […]

  • “Suspicious” Grass Fire In Rogers Neighborhood Under Investigation

    ROGERS (KFSM) – The Rogers Fire Department responded to a grass fire, which they’re calling suspicious, on Friday afternoon (Jan. 16). Rogers Fire Department Chief Tom Jenkins said the fire threatened 14 homes near a drainage ditch near Post Road. Two homes were lightly damaged by the fire and a shed at a third home was destroyed, according to Jenkins. One man who lives in the affected neighborhood said this is the second fire he’s seen near his property in […]

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    UAPD Surrounds Library Looking For Man With Gun, Turns Out To Be Off-Duty Officer

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – The University of Arkansas Police Department responded to a call of a person with a gun on campus, authorities say. Officers surrounded the David W. Mullins Library in their pursuit of this suspect on Friday afternoon (Jan. 16) before 3:15 p.m., according to authorities. Authorities said, the person turned out to be an armed off-duty officer. The officer was wearing his badge while carrying the gun in the library.


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