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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!

Follow Dillon on Twitter: @5NEWSDillon

Recent Articles
  • Governor Met By Opposition Outside Fayetteville Conservative Dinner

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Gov. Asa Hutchinson was in Fayetteville Saturday (March 28) at the Conservative Arkansas chili dinner at Mount Comfort Church. Hutchinson faces signing House Bill 1228, a bill that has gained a lot of attention on a national scale. “I have even had Rosie O’Donnell weigh in in opposition,” Hutchinson told 5NEWS. “We want to send a signal that Arkansas recognizes we have a diverse workforce. We want diversity in our economy in Arkansas, and we welcome diversity […]

  • Runners With Unique Backgrounds Unite For Hogeye Marathon

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Runners from all walks of life made their way to Fayetteville Sunday (March. 29) to participate in the annual Hogeye Marathon. “I`ve lived in Northwest Arkansas for a long time, but never done the hog eye. So I am excited about it,” said Dan Carson, a runner who dressed up as Superman for the race. Others, like Jennifer McGarrity, said they were giving the run a second try. “It killed me last year, so this year I […]

  • More Than 2,600 Participate In Bentonville Half Marathon

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) – More than 2,600 runners turned out for the annual Bentonville Half Marathon on Saturday (March 28.) Light rain wasn`t enough to stop runners from crossing the finish line. “These runners have been training for months, and they aren`t going to let a little sprinkle defer them from showing up,” said Layne Moore, Race Director. “These people are accomplishing something great.” Moore says seeing the fastest runners cross the finish line wasn`t the best part. “[I enjoy] seeing […]

  • Clifty Family Recalls Hiding Under Mattress During EF1 Tornado

    CLIFTY (KFSM) – A family, whose property in Clifty was damaged by an EF1 tornado on Wednesday (March 25,) said they are grateful the damage to their home wasn’t worse. “I feel we looked right up into the tornado, and lived to talk about it,” said Bob Willis. Willis said he and his family were home as the tornado went through their yard. “The sky had turned that milky green color,” Willis said. “To see that actually happening, it is […]

  • Northwest Arkansas Population Surpasses Half-A-Million

    NORTHWEST ARKANSAS (KFSM)- The Northwest Arkansas region has reached a population milestone, surpassing 500,000 residents for the first time, according to the latest census figures. Rob Smith of the Northwest Arkansas Council said a lot of the growth is driven by the job market. “People come here seeking job opportunities,” Smith said. “And, people who were already here have stayed. We are actually a really young population. A lot of millennials live here.” Smith said job creation isn’t the only […]

  • Wind Farm Proposal Sparks Controversy In Elm Springs

    ELM SPRINGS (KFSM)– Some residents who live in the Elm Springs area are pushing back against a proposal to put a wind energy farm on a 300 acre plot near the city. Dragonfly Industries, the company proposing the wind farm, is asking the city to annex the land, but some who live in the area want the plant to go elsewhere. Elm Springs Mayor Harold Douthit, however, said he supports the wind farm plan. “It’s new. People don’t have the […]

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    Possible Tornado Damages Chicken Farms in Clifty

    CLIFTY (KFSM) – The National Weather Service confirmed a storm spotter saw a tornado touch down in Clifty, Ark. on Wednesday (March 25). Debris from the storm was scattered across roads and tangled in fences. One local chicken house was destroyed, after more than 200 feet of the roof was ripped off by the storm. Nearby, Calico Farms saw damage to their property as well. John Calico tells 5NEWS he expects the damage to his chicken houses will cost at […]

  • Gas Explosion

    Tontitown Source Gas Line Repaired After Rupturing On Duggar Property

    TONTITOWN (KFSM) – The Source Gas line in Tontitown that ruptured on Monday morning (March 23) after construction crews hit it while digging has been repaired, according to Aaron Owens, spokesman for Source Gas. Temporary repairs were made to the line using specialized clamps that are designed to stop gas from escaping, Owens said. Arbor Acres Avenue was shut down after the Tontitown Fire Department responded to the scene of the explosion at 10:08 a.m. and it reopened just before […]

  • Spring Break Offers Entertainment Deals For Students

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – Now that schools are out on spring break in the area, The Jones Center in Springdale is offering a deal for people of all ages. “Right now we have a special going on,” said Logan Nelson, a lifeguard at The Jones Center. “Three dollars for all, including ice skating, pool, as well as the basketball court. All access.” Nelson says he hopes the deal will help bring in more visitors. “We hope to, especially with all the […]

  • Restaurant Business Picks Up During March Madness

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – While the Razorbacks are playing in Jacksonville, many fans are packing local restaurants and bars to cheer on the team. “Pizza on game nights, it is kind of a tradition,” said Chad Hays, a Razorbacks fan. “You either got to do wings, or you got to have that party food.” Razorback Pizza on Martin Luther King Blvd. in Fayetteville was one of many local restaurants which was packed with Razorback fans for Saturday’s (March 21) game. “The […]

  • Motorcyclists Participate In Memorial Ride For Aron Romero

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – 77 motorcyclists from across the state made their way to Bentonville Saturday (March 21) to memorialize a veteran who was killed in a hit-and-run accident. Aron Romero, a veteran and motorcycle enthusiast from Centerton, lost his life on Tuesday (March 17) morning in a motorcycle accident. “We showed up to show the family, and the community, the somebody cares,” said Dwayne Uselton, senior captain for the Patriot Riders of Arkansas. “It’s America. We are doing something good, […]

  • Fans Anticipate Hogs Matchup Versus North Carolina

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – As the Razorbacks prepare for their big matchup Saturday (March 21) night against the University of North Carolina, a lot of hog fans are making plans to watch it. When the hogs are away from home, many flock to local sports bars to watch the game. “We come out to the sports bar for the atmosphere.” said Mark King, a hogs fan. King was one of many who filled JJ’s Sports Bar in Fayetteville on Friday (March […]


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