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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    UPDATE: Suspect Dies After Officer-Involved Shooting In Farmington

    FARMINGTON (KFSM) — The man shot after pointing his weapon at officers near a home on Neal Street has died, according to Arkansas State Police. Randy Blecher, 50, was taken to Washington Regional Medical Center Friday night (June 24) where he was pronounced dead, according to ASP. —Original Story Below— New details released by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office provide a better understanding of what happened during an officer-involved shooting Friday (June 24.) Friday evening, emergency responders were called to Neal Street […]

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    One Year Anniversary Of SCOTUS Gay Marriage Ruling Arrives

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Sunday (June 24) marks one year since the United States Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage. Since then tens of thousands of couples have been married. Reverend Mark Williams, senior pastor at Spirit of Peace Church in Fayetteville, said he would perform same-sex ceremonies before the ruling, but he called them “blessed unions.” However, since gay marriage was legalized, he has changed his terms. “[I say] with the authority of the Supreme Court of the United States, […]

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    Police: Man Attempts To Carjack Woman He Met On Dating App

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — A Fayetteville man was arrested Thursday (June 23) after attacking a woman he met on a dating app and trying to steal her car. Melvin Gutierrez, 21, was being held at the Washington County Detention Center on charges of aggravated robbery, second-degree battery, carrying a knife as a weapon, public intoxication and obstructing governmental operations. His bond was set at $3,500. Fayetteville Police Sgt. Craig Stout said Gutierrez met the victim on an app called “Meet Me” […]

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    Cross Church Pastor On Joining Trump Board: “It Is Incumbent On Me To Do This”

    ROGERS (KFSM) — Just days after completing his term as President of the Southern Baptist Convention, Cross Church Senior Pastor Ronnie Floyd met with presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump in New York. Floyd, and other religious leaders from across the nation, met with Trump to discuss the importance of protecting religious freedoms in the United States, and across the world. “Religious liberty is what this country was built upon,” Floyd said after the meeting. “The stakes have never been higher […]


    New Week For 72nd Rodeo Of The Ozarks Attracts Top Talent

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — The 72nd annual Rodeo of the Ozarks officially kicked off Wednesday (June 22). Thousands packed into Parson’s Stadium for the first night of the annual rodeo. This year, the rodeo started the week before the Fourth of July holiday weekend. Normally the event takes place during the first week of July. “The PRCA has been asking us to [change the start date]. Our fans have been asking us to do this,” said Tex Holt, Vice President of the […]

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    Cross Church Pastor Joins Evangelical Board For Trump Campaign

    (KFSM) — Cross Church pastor and former President of the Southern Baptist Convention Ronnie Floyd has joined the Evangelical Executive Advisory Board for the Donald Trump campaign. In a statement, Floyd said: “In this critical time in America, knowing the stakes have never been higher in our nation and after seeing the counsel of godly men and praying through this decision, I have agreed to serve on the Evangelical Board for Donald Trump. With the evangelical concerns of Supreme Court appointments, […]

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    Sister, Daughter Arrested After Woman Found Covered In Feces, Maggots

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — Two women were arrested Monday (June 20) on suspicion of elder abuse after an 85-year-old woman was found covered in feces and live maggots, according to the Fayetteville Police Department. First responders were called to a home on North Green Acres Road in Fayetteville just after midnight Sunday in response to a woman who was not breathing, arrest reports state. The fire fighters who responded described the injuries they found on the woman to be the worst […]

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    Police: Father Arrested After Fracturing Baby’s Skull

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) — Police arrested a man on suspicion of first-degree domestic battery, after he allegedly fractured his infant son’s skull Sunday (June 19). Anthony McKown, 29, was in the care of his one-month-old son when the child got a large bruise on the left side of his face, according to McKown’s arrest report. According to a doctor, the child sustained the injury just minutes before he was admitted to the hospital, the arrest report states. An X-ray showed a […]

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    Popular Northwest Arkansas Fireworks Show Canceled

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — According to management at the Northwest Arkansas Mall, the annual fireworks display has been canceled. The mall hosted a large firework display annually for many years. An employee with the mall said this will not be the first time it was canceled. In a letter sent to merchants in the Northwest Arkansas Mall, the reason for the cancellation was linked back to an increase in development near the mall. “You want to do everything you can to […]

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    State Representative Encourages Sex Assault Surveys On Campus

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – State Representative Greg Leding has asked universities around the state to take action to bring more awareness to sexual assault. Researching sexual assault on college campuses has become a focus for the democrat. “Sexual assault on campus is a very complex issue,” Leding said. Leding teamed up with staff at the University of Arkansas to try and develop a survey for students, which would reveal the roots of issues surrounding sexual assault at Arkansas universities. “We can’t […]

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    Groups Across Arkansas Gather In Bentonville To Mourn Orlando Shooting Victims

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) — Communities across the nation continue to mourn the loss of life after a shooting at a gay bar in Orlando. Residents in Bentonville gathered at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art on Thursday (June 16) to remember those lost. “We often think of religion as supporting parochialism and separation,” said Robert Lennick, a Rabbi in Northwest Arkansas. “But in fact, there are a lot of people in this community and world that see religion as something that should […]

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    Police Give Full Law Enforcement Training To Students During Summer

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Although school has been out for the summer, several students were still at Fayetteville High School Wednesday (June 15) for a youth police academy. The two-week-long academy educates students on what it takes to be a police officer. “It is scary. It is important to know these skills,” said Makenna Henderson, a student. More than 20 teenagers participated in the course. Students were taught shooting, crime scene investigations, self-defense, and more. “My favorite part of it is […]


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