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
  • TRUMP-CLINTON

    County Parties Gather For Debate Watch Parties

    WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM) – Monday (Sept. 26) night, one of the most anticipated debates of recent history took place in New York between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Across Washington County, several local political groups formed watch parties for the debate. “It will be a television spectacle. One to behold and to watch for a while,” said Tyler Clark, spokesman for the Washington County Democrats. Clark said the race had tightened recently, which made the importance of the debate more […]

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    Family Research Council Bus Stops In NWA, Backs Religious Freedom Candidates

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) — The Family Research Council Action Team stopped in Springdale Tuesday (Sept. 20) to encourage voters to back local candidates who support religious freedom. The FRC is a Washington, D.C.-based conservative Christian lobbying group that is pro-marriage and pro-life, according to its website. “We are encouraging people to elect candidates who will stand for religious freedom,” Brent Keilen, the director of the FRC Action Team, said. “We can’t afford to stay home and not vote in those races.” The visit included […]

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    Fayetteville Police Dept. Prepares For For Bikes, Blues & BBQ

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — As thousands of motorcyclists make their way to Northwest Arkansas for one of the nation’s largest rallies, the Fayetteville Police Department is partnering with six other law enforcement agencies from across the area to make sure the 17th annual Bikes, Blues & BBQ goes off without a hitch. “There is a lot of preparation work that goes into this, a lot of logistics,” Sgt. Craig Stout said Monday (Sept. 19). “We have been working on this for […]

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    NYPD: Tannerite May Have Been Used In Explosive Device

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) — After an explosion sent dozens to the hospital in New York City Saturday (Sept. 17), investigators have developed a better idea of what the bombing suspect used to carry out the attack. According to police and anti-terrorism authorities, bombing suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami may have used a shooting target chemical in order to attack his victims. Authorities said Rahami may have used the product Tannerite in his pressure cooker explosives. Tannerite is a binary explosive which is […]

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    Former White House Advisor Speaks Out Against Legalization Of Marijuana In Arkansas

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) — The group Arkansans Against Legalized Marijuana brought in a former White House expert on drug policy Tuesday (Sept. 20) to discuss why he believes legalizing medical and recreational marijuana is wrong for the state. Kevin Sabet, a former advisor for President Obama and former presidents Clinton and Bush, spoke to residents about the negative side of legalizing marijuana. “This [push to legalize medicinal marijuana] is more about kid-friendly items like pot candy, pot gummy bears and advertising of pot, […]

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    Prosecutor: Benton County Sheriff Candidate Under State Police Investigation

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) – Benton County Prosecutor Nathan Smith confirmed Arkansas State Police are investigating sheriff candidate Glenn Latham. Smith told 5NEWS the details of the investigation could not be released at the time. However, he said the investigation should be completed in the near future. Latham, an independent candidate for Benton County Sheriff, told 5NEWS he could not directly comment on the nature of the investigation until it was completed. Latham said he knew the investigation started more than […]

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    ADH Epidemiologist: Mumps Outbreak Could Last Another Six Months

    ROGERS (KFSM) — Dozens of concerned parents from across Northwest Arkansas were at Rogers Heritage High School Wednesday (Sept. 14) to hear from Arkansas Department of Health about the mumps outbreak in the area. ADH Epidemiologist Dirk Haselow was the keynote speaker. Haselow provided a summary of what the mumps virus was, and how the community should handle possible cases. Parents of students from several school districts attended. Some said their children had tested positive. Others said they attended the meeting to […]

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    DETAILS RELEASED: Benton County Arrests Son In Connection To Father’s 2014 Murder

    SILOAM SPRINGS (KFSM) — The Benton County Sheriff’s Office arrested a suspect Tuesday (Sept. 13) in connection to a fatal shooting that took place around Christmastime in 2014. Ted Charles Meehan, 30, is facing a capital murder charge in connection to the death of Timothy Meehan Sr., 54, according to the Benton County prosecutor. Meehan’s body was discovered Dec. 26, 2014 at his home on 15554 1/2 Airport Rd. just east of Siloam Springs across from the city’s municipal airport, according to […]

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    Dance Studio Owner Celebrates Miss Arkansas’ Big Win

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — After Savvy Shields’ win at the Miss America competition Sunday (Sept. 11), those who know her are celebrating her hard work. “The screaming that ensued when her name was called at the end is something I will never forget,” said Hannah Pasquinzo, owner of Art of Motion Dance Studio in Fayetteville. “I cried through the whole thing. It was emotional. It is amazing. I could not be more proud.” Pasquinzo’s dance studio is where Shields spent several nights […]

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    University Of Arkansas Students Gather To Honor Late Classmate’s Life

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — Hundreds of students at the University of Arkansas came together to remember the life of Cole Pangburn on Monday night (Sept. 12). Pangburn, a member of the Sigma Nu fraternity, lost his life after he fell off his scooter in a late-night accident. At a candlelight vigil his fraternity brothers,  and other students, gathered to pay their respects. “Tonight our goal is to honor [Pangburn] and continue to let his light shine,” said Parice Bowser, director of […]

  • mumps

    Parents Provide Students Advice On Avoiding Mumps

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – With the Arkansas Department of Health attributing the start of a recent mumps outbreak to the City of Springdale, many parents are taking extra steps to make sure their students are practicing good hygiene. Har-Ber parent Jeffrey Morales said he gave his children personal water bottles to carry at school, in order to avoid exchanging saliva with other students. Saliva is directly linked to the spread of the mumps virus. “We don’t know where their friends have […]

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    Inside Look: Springdale’s Apollo Theater Under Extensive Renovation

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – After decades of business as a movie theater, the iconic Springdale Apollo Theater was scrapped to its walls recently in an effort to bring new life to the area. “The Apollo Theater will absolutely stun people when we reopen in April,” said Tom Lundstrum, a part-owner of the facility. Lundstrum, and his business partners, have cleared the facility of its interior decorations. The signage outside the old theater was also removed. The group in charge of the […]