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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

    Train Wreck Victim Describes Crash

    WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM) – A passenger who was on the Arkansas-Missouri excursion that wrecked last week near West Fork is now sharing his experience. (Click here to read more about the crash) Jeff Randall, 53, was on the train last Thursday (Oct. 16) with his 79-year-old father while away from St. Louis on vacation in Arkansas. “We had been waiting there about 30 to 40 minutes, waiting for the [rescue] engine to come,” Randall said. The train was in need […]

  • Centerton School Hosts Mayor’s Debate

    CENTERTON (KFSM) – With early voting underway, Centerton voters have the opportunity to vote in a hotly contested mayor`s race. In advance of the general election, both candidates for the seat met in a mayoral debate at Gamble Elementary. Mayor Bill Edwards has served his first term, and is now facing candidate TJ Teed in the November general election. “I wanted to run for a positive change here in Centerton,” Teed said. “We want to focus our efforts on economic […]

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    Police Investigate Possible Bomb Threat at Fayetteville Walmart

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – A Fayetteville Walmart was shut down early Tuesday morning due to a possible bomb threat, according to the Fayetteville Police Department. An employee found a suspicious object in a high-traffic area of the Walmart on Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard around midnight, according to authorities. Several police cars and two fire trucks responded to the scene. Once police arrived on scene, they decided the object could not be dismissed as harmless. The Bentonville Bomb Squad was called […]

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    NWACC Touts New Springdale Center Location

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – NorthWest Arkansas Community College officials hope to soon start raising money for the college’s planned Springdale center, which now has a sign planted at the future site’s location. NWACC held a celebration last week of the 20 acres purchased by the community college west of Arvest Ballpark. The $2.4 million piece of land is one Watkins Avenue. The college plans to build a three-story building, acting as the Bentonville-based school’s Washington County Instructional Center. The third story […]

  • Authorities Release 911 Tape From Train Collision

    WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM) – Officials released the 911 tapes from that Washington County train crash. Around 10:25 on Thursday (Oct. 16) morning, emergency dispatchers received a call of a head-on train collision. One caller was so shook up by the event, that she had to hand the phone to an FBI agent, who happened to be on the train as well. The agent spent more than 20 minutes describing the scene to a dispatcher. “Everyone shot forward, and people hit […]

  • Winslow Women Saw Speeding Rescue Engine Minutes Before Crash

    WASHINGTON COUNTY [KFSM] – Investigators confirmed at a press conference Friday (Oct. 17) that the rescue engine that was coming to aid a stalled passenger train headed for Van Buren was going over the 25 mph speed limit. One Winslow resident said she saw the engine “flying” through downtown minutes before the collision. “He was going faster than anything I’ve ever seen go through there and I’ve even driven down there to watch the trains with my great granddaughter, and […]

  • Royals Fans Celebrate Victory In Northwest Arkansas

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – With the Kansas City Royals making their first World Series appearance in nearly 30 years, fans were at local sports bars to watch the game. “It was important to be part of it, to see the final game before the World Series,” said Jeff Hemmel, a Royals fan from Kansas City. Hemmel was one of many Royals fans who was watching the game in Fayetteville, but lives in Kansas City. Kansas City is about 240 miles from […]

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    Johnson Mayor Under Investigation In City Theft, Campaign Violation Case

    JOHNSON (KFSM) – Authorities are investigating the Johnson mayor concerning theft of city money and potential campaign violations, according to a letter sent to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office from the Washington County Prosecutor’s Office. Police Chief Vernon Sisemore notified the Sheriff’s Office of the potentially illegal acts, saying a recording exists of Mayor Buddy Curry instructing city employees not to tell anyone about $200 that went missing out of the Johnson Recorder/Treasurer Office, according to the letter released to […]

  • Johnson Police Chief Reinstated 8 Days After Being Fired By Mayor

    JOHNSON (KFSM) – The Johnson police chief was reinstated by the City Council on Tuesday night after he was fired by the mayor last week because of a disagreement over officer pay compensation. Chief Vernon Sisemore received the four votes needed out of six council members to overturn Mayor Buddy Curry’s decision to fire Sisemore. The Johnson City Council deliberated for nearly two hours before announcing its decision. Four council members voted to overturn the mayor’s firing of the police […]

  • 3 Killed In Tontitown Crash Identified

    TONTITOWN (KFSM) – State police on Tuesday released the names of the three people who died in a Tontitown head-on collision Monday night on U.S. 412. Anthony R. Morgan, 50, Michelle R. Johnson, 41, and Glen A. Wensel, 84, were pronounced dead at the scene by authorities around 7 p.m. Morgan and Wensel are from Jay, Okla., while Johnson is from Quapaw, Okla., according to Arkansas State Police. All three victims were traveling in a Lincoln Town Car. Jacob N. […]

  • Washington County Judge Candidates Discuss Storm Response And More

    WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM) – Voters in Washington County are less than a month away from deciding who they want to serve as County Judge. Marilyn Edwards currently serves as County Judge, and is seeking reelection for the Democrat party. “I have 45 years of dedicated service to Washington County,” Edwards said. Her opponent, Jeff Williams, is running for the Republican Party. He currently serves as County Assessor. “I ran on the platform of taking it and turning it into one […]

  • Razorbacks Host Alabama With “Stripe-Out”

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – The University of Arkansas is asking Razorbacks fans to wear one of two colors to Saturday’s (Oct. 11) game against Alabama. Depending on what section a ticket holder is in, the school is asking that the fan wear either white, or crimson. “I think it will be a really fun atmosphere,” said Anthony Roman, a student. The effect is supposed to look like several stripes. “I think the home players will feel more at home, and will […]


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