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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    Two Republicans Campaign To Replace Rep. Justin Harris

    WEST FORK (KFSM) —  The year 2015 was a tumultuous one for Justin Harris. The State Representative for District 81 announced he would not seek reelection, after a series of controversies surrounded his seat, including an issue with re-homing of adopted children. Now, Republicans Bruce Coleman and Derek Goodlin hope to restore the elected seat’s reputation. “Obviously, we can’t do anything about the past,” Goodlin said. “But, I am focused on the future, and going forward. And, [I am working […]

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    Springdale Police Respond To Stabbing On South Thompson Street

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) — One person has been stabbed in a disturbance on South Thompson Street, according to Springdale Police. The victim was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries, according to Lt. Derek Wright. Springdale Police had responded to a report of disturbance in the 700 block of South Thompson Street around 8:30 p.m. Police say that the investigation is ongoing at this time. Police have not released the name of any suspect, but persons of interest have been […]

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    Tontitown Website Hacked; Computers Filled With Viruses

    TONTITOWN (KFSM) — A significant portion of Tontitown’s city computers have been shut down, after a series of viruses and hacks completely jammed computers. According to Mayor Paul Colvin, the viruses have severely slowed down computers within several city departments, including the water and police departments. Police Chief Joey McCormick said the city has been hacked several times since December 2015. “The website here had been hacked by a foreign county. We don’t know by who, or where it is. […]

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    Parents Concerned About Bentonville School District Rezoning Plans

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) — The Bentonville School District held a meeting Wednesday (Feb. 3) to help parents and students understand what district rezoning would mean for them. The topic has been heavily debated in the community since many elementary schools students would have to switch schools. Lisa Kenworthy moved to Northwest Arkansas from Texas in 2015. Her son, who is in second grade, now faces having to change schools for a third time based on where he lives. “He had already […]

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    VFW Commander In Chief Visits Siloam Springs Post 1674

    SILOAM SPRINGS (KFSM) – Wednesday (Feb. 3) afternoon, the Commander in Chief of the Veterans of Foreign Wars made his first stop of his five day trip to Arkansas. “It is quite unusual for a commander to come to a small post in a small community,” said Frank Lee, Commander of Post 1674. National Commander In Chief John Biedrzycki visited with veterans for two hours in Siloam Springs. “Veterans are the salt of the earth,” Biedrzycki said. “The Veterans of […]

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    Officers Search For Suspect Who Ran Away After Traffic Stop

    ROGERS (KFSM) — Multiple law enforcement agencies are looking for a suspect around Walnut Street. Officers released a BOLO (Be on the lookout) for Jose Gavriel Alvarez, who ran away from law enforcement at a traffic stop. Alvarez is on parole, and cut his monitored ankle brace prior to the traffic stop, according to the Benton County Sheriff’s Office. The sheriff’s office said that three others were in the vehicle during the traffic stop. The sheriff’s office also said that […]

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    New Radio System Will Eliminate Emergency “Dead Spots” Across Springdale

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) — The City of Springdale switched to a new $160,000 radio system, which emergency responders said will help solve a major safety problem in the city. Tuesday (Feb. 2) morning, Springdale turned on its new digital communications system, which will replace their analog radios. “It is just an overall better system for the entire organization, and the city as a whole,” said Mike Irwin, Springdale Fire Chief. Firefighters, medics, and police officers will all use the new radio […]

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    Hackers Break In To Fraternal Order Of Police Website; Officer Information Stolen

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) — Police across the United States are finding themselves on the opposite side of a large investigation, after a data breach of one of the nation’s largest worker union’s. Hundreds of police officers in Arkansas, and thousands across the country, were notified that their information had been stolen by computer hackers. Bart Simpson, Vice President of the Arkansas Fraternal Order of Police, said they were notified by the organization’s national president. “There had been a data breach […]

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    Flu Claims Three Lives In Arkansas; 2016 Outbreak Considered An Epidemic

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — With temperatures surpassing 70 degrees in some areas, it may have been easy to forget it is the middle of the winter. Even though the temperatures have been warm, this year’s flu is already making its way through a large portion of the United States. “Usually in Arkansas, my experience is that we have seen [the flu] in early-to-mid January. We haven’t seen it yet, but it is on the uptake,” said Melissa Brown, Clinical Director at […]

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    Man Dies After Being Stabbed By Brother In Fayetteville

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — A man died after being stabbed by his brother outside a Fayetteville home on Friday afternoon (Jan. 29). Freddie Matthews, 40, is facing first degree murder and second degree battery charges following the death of his brother, Alfred Matthews Jr., 43, according to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office. The incident occurred on 764 N. 54th Ave. near Clevenger Drive around 1 p.m., according to Sgt. Craig Stout. The two brothers got into a physical fight in the backyard […]

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    Benton County Resident Calls For Sheriff’s Firing; Others Oppose

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) — Benton County resident Clifford Ferguson formally asked the quorum court Thursday night (Jan. 28) to help him take the necessary steps to have Sheriff Kelley Cradduck removed from office. Ferguson handed out a document, which stated that recent investigations into the sheriff by Arkansas State Police exposed the idea that the sheriff does not have the county’s best interest at heart. “I do not understand why a public official cannot be fired,” Ferguson said. “I would […]

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    Arkansas Native Selected To Design WWI Memorial

    WASHINGTON D.C. (KFSM) — A University of Arkansas graduate will be the architect behind a World War I memorial in the nation’s capital. 25-year-old Joe Weishaar`s design for the memorial was selected from a pool of more than 350 submissions. “There was a one in a million shot [at being selected],” Weishaar said. “But, that was a lot better than not entering.” Weishaar will be designing one of the most important projects he may see in his career. “It is […]


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