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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!

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Recent Articles
  • RV Holding Motorcycles For Bikes, Blues Explodes On I-49 In Rogers

    ROGERS (KFSM) – A recreation vehicle exploded and went up in flames Monday night, blocking off a Rogers exit on Interstate 49, according to responding fire crews. The Rogers Fire Department responded to southbound Exit 85 near Walnut Avenue around 7:30 p.m. in reference to the vehicle fire. Firefighters quickly extinguished the flames. No one was injured in the fire. The RV was being driven by a couple from Joplin in the area for the annual Bikes, Blues & BBQ […]

  • Facebook Page Created For Man Killed By Jo Jackson

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – A woman in Springdale has created a Facebook page to honor the memory of Jack Luper, a man who was killed by Jo Jackson. Jo Jackson was arrested, after police say she hit Luper while driving under the influence of a pain killer. The creator of the Facebook page for Luper says she wants a more strict punishment for Jo Jackson, who has been arrested three times this summer for driving under the influence. “What is it […]

  • Har-Ber Opens Brand New Stadium

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – Prior to this season, every football game Har-Ber High School had ever played had been away from their school. Friday (Sept. 19) that all changed with the grand opening of Har-Ber Stadium. “Every great high school deserves a home-field,” said Springdale Mayor Doug Sprouse. Since the school opened one decade ago, all ‘home’ games had been played at Springdale High School. “It’s kind of surreal right now,” said Dr. Danny Brackett, principal at Har-Ber. “Every game we […]

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    Police Respond To Interstate 49 Rollover

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – Police responded to a rollover accident on Interstate 49 on Friday afternoon (Sept. 19) after 2 p.m. The accident involved a Cadillac Escalade that went off the road. The driver of the Escalade said that everyone involved in the accident was okay. Exit 76 near Wagon Wheel Road in Springdale was where the rollover took place.

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    8 Fayetteville Students To Miss 3 Weeks Of School Following Chickenpox Cases

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – At least eight unvaccinated Fayetteville High School students will be held out of school over the next three weeks after two of their classmates recently caught chickenpox. The Fayetteville School District announced the chickenpox cases Monday night, prompting school staff to contact parents of the students who had not yet received their second varicella vaccine against chickenpox. Most of those students received the vaccine in time, but several missed the 48-hour deadline, a district spokesman said Thursday. […]

  • School In Lincoln Enforces Drug Testing Policy

    LINCOLN (KFSM) – A policy at a school in Lincoln requires all students who want to participate in activities outside of the classroom to be subject to drug testing. Administrators at Lincoln High School have implemented a rule that all students who want to participate in activities out of the classroom are subject to a drug test. The school defines “extracurricular activities” as events that take place outside of the classroom. Those activities include sports, theater, band, and even field […]

  • Storms Flip Large Tent On Power Lines; Pole Split In Half

    ROGERS (KFSM) – Strong wind gusts in Rogers caused a large tent at a local Harley Davidson store to blow across the road and onto some power lines. The tent knocked power out in the area after snapping an electrical pole in half. Emergency crews were called to the scene of a tent that had flipped into the street, taking out the electric lines after a thunderstorm rolled through the area. Frank Hardman is the general manager at the Pig […]

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    Rogers Teen Wears Sign As Punishment: ‘I Am A Thief. I Cannot Be Trusted’

    ROGERS (KFSM) – A Rogers teenager stood on the sidewalk of a major street Monday, wearing a sign his father hopes will teach him not to commit crimes. Brandon, 14, faces misdemeanor charges after being caught stealing a bicycle from school Monday. As punishment, his father Robert made him walk the sidewalk along Walnut Street near 24th Street wearing a sign calling the boy a thief. “I’m 14, and I steal and lie and (cheat),” the sign reads. “I stole […]

  • State Health Officials Involved After 2 Fayetteville Students Catch Chickenpox

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – The Fayetteville School District is working with state health officials after two high school students were diagnosed with chickenpox, according to a statement released Monday by the district. New vaccine regulations state students who have been exposed to chickenpox at school and have not had the second dose of the varicella vaccine must be withheld from school for 21 days. Students may also be allowed back in school if they receive the second dose of the vaccine […]

  • Gravette Considers Millage Increase

    GRAVETTE (KFSM) – voters in Gravette are considering a millage hike, one that would pay for two school building projects. “I think something like education is something that is really important, and so I can see myself supporting that,” said Nathan Hamblen, a local man. The proposal would add five classrooms, and one science lab, to Gravette High School, while also constructing a brand new Pre-K through 5th grade elementary school. “I’d be definitely against it,” said Ron Hiller, a […]

  • Fayetteville Student Required To Change Out Of “Virginity Rocks” T-Shirt

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – A Fayetteville junior high school made a teenager girl change out of a T-shirt at school this week because the school said it contained sexual content. The T-shirt in question was a shirt that reads “Virginity Rocks” on the front. “It is one of my favorite shirts,” said Chloe Rubiano, an 8th grader at Ramay Junior High in Fayetteville. Rubiano told 5NEWS she got the shirt at a Christian-based festival. “I just really like the shirt because […]

  • Har-Ber High School To Open New Football Stadium

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – A high school in Springdale is only a week away from the grand opening of their brand new football stadium. Har-Ber High School has played their football home games at Springdale High since the school was opened. “You don’t open schools very often, and you don’t open stadiums very open,” said Dr. Danny Brackett, Har-Ber High School Principal. “It is exciting for the community.” Construction crews are on scene this week, completing the stadium in time for […]

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