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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
  • Families Call Fayetteville’s “Mall-O-Ween” Safe Alternative

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – While many went trick-or-treating door-to-door in their neighborhoods, others collected candy without going outside. The Northwest Arkansas Mall’s Mall-O-Ween event attracted hundreds of people on Friday (Oct. 31). Children 12-years-old and under, were invited to trick-or-treat store to store. “We have heard about Mall-O-Ween for a while now,” said Danielle Morris, who attended the event. There was also a costume contest. The top three contenders from different age group categories took home prizes along with their candy. […]

  • Thousands Of Trick-Or-Treaters Take Over Fayetteville Square

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Trick-or-treaters filled the square in Downtown Fayetteville on Friday (Oct. 31). Thousands of people lined the square for two hours, dressed in costumes to collect candy. “It gives our merchants an opportunity to interact with the community,” said Hazel Hernandez, Special Events Manager in Fayetteville. “We just want a fun, and safe, place for the kids to come and trick-or-treat.” Ty Brasuell was dressed as a pirate. His brother was by his side throughout the event, dressed […]

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    Benton County Election Commission Finds Typos On Touch Screen Voting Machines

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM)- The Benton County Election Commission said a typo on touch screen voting machine could have resulted in voters receiving incorrect ballots during the first day of early voting Oct. 20. The computer typos affected ballot selection screen, but not the actual ballot, in two of the 73 precincts in Benton County, Precinct 48 and Precinct 53, according to a statement by the Election Commission. The typos in Precinct 48 concerned races in the Springdale section of Benton County. […]

  • Cotton And Pryor Campaigns Address Newest UA Poll

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – A new University of Arkansas poll indicates Republican Tom Cotton has a double-digit lead over incumbent Democrat Mark Pryor. The U of A released a poll Thursday (Oct. 30) showing Cotton leading Pryor in the hotly contested U.S. Senate race 49% to 36%. According to the Pryor campaign, the most reputable national polls show the race is a lot closer. Pryor also said he believes the university’s poll was flawed. “I appreciate the university for doing that. […]

  • Dog’s Life Spared, But Springdale Vicious Animal Ordinance Stands

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – A Springdale man has his dog back after it bit a city worker in July. The dog, named Poseidon, was released to Jesus Martinez this month, after spending more than two months in the Springdale Animal Shelter. Earlier this year, the City of Springdale passed an ordinance to protect residents from potentially vicious animals. Poseidon was labeled a vicious animal after he bit the city worker. “My fear was that they were going to put him down,” […]

  • Lieutenant Governor Candidates Tout Business Backgrounds

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – The two major party candidates for Lieutenant Governor in Arkansas are touting their business backgrounds as they enter the final stretch of campaigning before Tuesday’s (Nov. 4) election. Republican Tim Griffin and Democrat John Burkhalter both say their backgrounds in small business make them qualified for the position. “I have had my own small business, and I have been a federal prosecutor,” Griffin said. “I did serve for a time under President Bush, and I am proud […]

  • Arkansas Attorney General Candidates Talk Death Penalty And Open Carry

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – The Arkansas Attorney General race has been a heated one, fueled by political ends in the final weeks of campaign season. The candidates for the position, Republican Leslie Rutledge, Democrat Nate Steel, and Libertarian Aaron Cash, held a forum at the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday (Oct. 28), where they answered questions from the public. One of the topics brought up during the forum was death penalty laws in Arkansas. Cash said he was opposed to […]

  • Arkansas Missouri Railroad

    Lawsuits Filed In Railroad Crash Near West Fork

    WASHINGTON COUNTY (KFSM) – Two lawsuits were filed against the Arkansas and Missouri Railroad after the crash on Oct. 16 that left 44 people injured, according to court documents. The lawsuits were filed in Washington County on Oct. 27 on behalf of Margaret K. Harkins, of Lowell, and Corliss Johnson, of Rogers, court documents state. Both were riding the excursion train when the crash occurred, and their lawsuits state that the Arkansas and Missouri Railroad was negligent in protecting its passengers during the trip. Both […]

  • Walmart Apologizes For “Fat Girl Costumes” Label

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – It is Halloween season, and many are shopping for costumes. While shopping for their costume, people often have to choose their costumes based off of categories like gender and age. However, some who were shopping on Wal-Mart.com found a section labeled “Fat Girl Costumes.” That label offended many in the community. “Everyone is different shapes and sizes,” said Rachel Parsons, a local woman who was shopping for a costume. “But, you should be proud of what you […]

  • Arkansas’ Issue Three Initiative Could Restructure Politician Terms And Pay

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – On the upcoming ballot, voters in Arkansas will be able to decide whether or not to restructure pay, and term limits, for politicians. The initiative is called “Issue Three,” is on the Nov. 4 general election ballot. “I would advise anyone going to the ballots to read issue three and tell me it is not a good bill,” said Jon Woods, Arkansas State Senator. Woods is hoping voters will approve ‘Issue Three’ on the Nov. 4 ballot. […]

  • University Of Arkansas Celebrates Homecoming 2014 With Parade

      FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Razorbacks fans filled Dickson Street in Fayetteville Friday (Oct. 24) celebrating the annual homecoming weekend festivities with the homecoming parade. “Hog fans are the best, they would never miss this,” said Brandy DeFoor, the mother of a university student. Many of the Razorback’s faithful were lining the road. “We love the Razorbacks,” said Debbie Verucchi, a fan. Hundreds of people lined the sides of Dickson Street for the parade. “Because it is awesome, it is so […]

  • KKK Letter

    KKK Fliers Distributed In Bentonville Neighborhood

    BENTONVILLE (KFSM) – A Bentonville woman called authorities and said she and several of her neighbors received Ku Klux Klan (KKK) propaganda on their doorsteps on Friday morning (Oct. 24), authorities say. The letter identifies the KKK as a Christian organization and is addressed to “ladies.” It asks the “ladies of America” if they’re tired of: The liberal public school systems teaching children that being a homosexual is a normal way of life Other non-Christian teachings and the absence of voluntary […]


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