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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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    Police: Woman Kidnaps Realtor At Gunpoint

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)- Fayetteville Police arrested a woman on suspicion of kidnapping a realtor at gunpoint Friday (April 24) morning. Amilya Barcenas, 25, is facing charges of kidnapping, aggravated robbery and criminal mischief, according to an arrest report. Police were notified at about 9:30 a.m. by a homeowner on Edgewater Drive that a woman had come to his house saying the suspect had pulled a gun on her and attempted to rob her, the report states. The victim told police she […]

  • Walmart FLW Tour Wraps Day One At Beaver Lake

    BEAVER LAKE (KFSM) – The waters of Beaver Lake were full of some of the best anglers in the world on Thursday (Apr. 23) for the official first day of the Walmart FLW Tour. “We have got 154 of the best bass anglers in the world competing right now on Beaver Lake,” said Joe Opager, public relations director for FLW. Opager said 15 pounds-per-day should put an angler in a good place to win the four-day competition. “The fishery has […]

  • Apollo 13 Crew Members Speak In Fayetteville

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Three of the key role players in the 1970 Apollo 13 mission were at Bud Walton Arena on Thursday (Apr. 23) night, to talk about the historic mission. “We did something I think the whole country was proud of,” said James Lovell, Captain of the flight traveling to the moon. Fred Haise, the lunar module pilot, and Gene Kranz, the flight director at mission control in Houston, also spoke at the event. The trio spoke about the […]

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    Bentonville School District Considers Expanding Employee Anti-Discrimination Policy

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM)- The Bentonville School District is considering expanding its employee anti-discrimination policy beyond what’s already required by state law. “We are looking at how we want to treat our employees,” Superintendent Michael Poore said. “Do we expand our current policy to possibly create increased protected classes?” Currently Arkansas law requires employers to have anti-discrimination protections regarding race, color, religion, sex and national origin. The proposed policy change in the Bentonville School District would broaden those protections to include gay […]

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    Investigation: City Of Tontitown Partially Responsible For Recorder/Treasurer Theft

    TONTITOWN (KFSM) –A legislative audit of financial transactions by the city of Tontitown states inadequate internal controls contributed to the misappropriation and theft of more than $56,000. Alicia Collins, who was then the city’s recorder and treasurer, was arrested Feb. 12  on suspicion of theft of property and theft of services, according to an arrest report.  Authorities determined cash collections totaling $56,936, primarily in the custody of Collins, were not deposited in the city’s bank account. Further investigation showed her […]

  • Cyclists Arrive In Northwest Arkansas For Joe Martin Stage Race

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)- Some of the world’s best cyclists have arrived in Northwest Arkansas to take part in the annual Joe Martin Stage Race. “The eyeballs of the cycling world are on Fayetteville, Arkansas this weekend,” said Race Director Bruce Dunn. Dunn said the race attracts cyclists from around the globe. “[There are] 20 countries represented this year,” Dunn said. “Teams [are] coming from Argentina, Mexico, Canada, and obviously across the U.S.” Tess Senty is part of a cycling team from […]

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    Hundreds Attend Springdale Peace Walk In Response To Gang Violence

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM)- Hundreds gathered at Luther Grove Park in Springdale on Tuesday (April 21) for a Peace Walk in response to a recent outbreak of gang violence in the city. “We definitely want this to be the first step towards something bigger,” said Peace Walk organizer Maribel Tapia. “We don’t want to be labeled as gangbangers. We want to show the community that we have good kids.” Tapia said the event was a way to show unity within the community […]

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    Springdale City Leaders Plan To Hire More Officers To Tackle Gang Violence

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM)- Springdale city leaders held a media conference April 21 to outline a strategy to end a recent outbreak of gang violence. Mayor Doug Sprouse, Police Chief Kathy O’Kelley, and Springdale Schools Superintendent Dr. Jim Rollins all spoke at the conference. Together, they announced the city will hire 10 new police officers and seven new school resource officers (SROs). Chief O’Kelley also announced plans to reassemble a Crime Suppression Unit that was dismantled in 2013. “We had some staffing […]

  • Anglers Take Beaver Lake For FLW Practice

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) – Some of the most talented anglers in the world will be out on Beaver Lake to compete in the annual Walmart FLW Tour. The annual tour offers a chance at more than $100,000 to the best angler of the event. Those who are enrolled to participate in the game were allowed to be on the lake prior to the competition to practice. “We are here sunup to sundown,” said Kevin Stewart, an angler. “You’re putting in […]

  • Storms Not Enough To Stop Rogers’ 2015 Glow Run

    ROGERS (KFSM) – Storms weren’t enough to stop more than 1,000 people from making their way to Downtown Rogers Friday (Apr. 17) night, for the annual Glow Run. Many described the event as bright colors, crazy outfits, food, and fun. The proceeds go to the Children`s Advocacy Center of Benton County. “Child abuse is a reality, and our community is not exempt from that,” said Natalie Tibbs, an event coordinator. “It is amazing, [2015] is the best turnout we have […]

  • Fans Attend Naturals 2015 Home Opener

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – The Northwest Arkansas Naturals hosted their home opener on Thursday (Apr. 16) night, at Arvest Ball Park. Mike Cassels said being out at the ballpark reminds him of his youth. “I grew up playing baseball, I enjoy the atmosphere primarily, ” Cassels said. There was plenty of youth at the game. A local elementary school used opening day to give moms a day out with their sons. “[The game is] just a great opportunity for the moms […]

  • VIDEO: Officer Recalls Motorcycle Driver Fleeing, Crashing Into Fence

    TONTITOWN (KFSM) – A motorcyclist fled police in Tontitown exceeding speeds of 100 miles per hour on Tuesday evening (April 14) before crashing into a barbed wire fence, authorities say. Jason C. Hulse, 35, of Fayetteville was booked into the Washington County Detention Center on April 15 at 10 a.m., and he faces charges of possession of meth or cocaine with intent to deliver, fleeing, battery, careless driving and more, according to jail records. At 11:44 p.m. on Tuesday, Tontitown […]


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