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
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    Records Show Proposed Wind Farm Representative Has History Of Financial Trouble

    ELM SPRINGS (KFSM) — Another key player involved in the proposal to build a wind farm in Elm Springs has a history of criminal and civil cases involving his finances. Court documents obtained by 5NEWS show Cody Fell has a history of financial issues in Arkansas and Oklahoma. According to city council meeting minutes, Fell and two others represented Dragonfly Industries International at initial meetings with Elm Spring city leaders in December 2014. However, Fell’s official role in the company […]

  • Stephen Duwel

    Former Bentonville Swim Coach Wanted In Tulsa For Soliciting Child Porn

    TULSA, Okla (KFSM) — An arrest warrant has been issued for a former Bentonville swim coach in Tulsa County, Oklahoma. Stephen Duwel, 50, is wanted for lewd molestation and soliciting child pornography, according to court records. The charges were filed Wednesday (Nov. 18). According to the district court in Tulsa County, pending arrest, a bond of $65,000 has been set for Duwel. Duwel has been arrested before in Benton County, on a charge of sexually assaulting a juvenile. Duwel, the […]

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    Six Local Cities Ranked As Safest In Arkansas

    NORTHWEST ARKANSAS (KFSM) — A recent survey across Arkansas has determined the safest cities in the state. In a report released by Safewise.com, six of the top 10 safest cities in the state are in the area. Bella Vista, Centerton, Greenwood, Gentry, Pea Ridge and Farmington all made the list. Chad Garrett moved to Bella Vista in 2014 from the Dallas area. “Moving here has been a huge transfer. But it has been great. We haven’t dealt with any problems […]

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    Benton County Sheriff To Reinstate Deputies To Pre-Demotion Positions

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) — The Benton County sheriff announced Wednesday (Nov. 18) he will immediately reinstate two deputies to their prior positions following Tuesday night’s grievance hearing that ended with the grievance committee ruling the deputies had been wrongfully demoted. After nearly five hours, the grievance committee voted deputies Robin Holt and Jeremy Guyll qualified as whistle blowers and shouldn’t have been demoted by Sheriff Kelley Cradduck. The attorney for Holt and Guyll said his clients were demoted after they […]

  • Emry Walker, a child who was born premature.

    National Prematurity Awareness Month, And Day, Arrive

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) — November is National Prematurity Awareness Month, and Tuesday (Nov. 17) was World Prematurity Awareness Day. Melissa Wood, NWA Division Director for the March Of Dimes, said premature birth is the No. 1 cause of death among children younger than 5. Families that have experienced premature birth firsthand said having an awareness day brings attention to the crisis, and helps people understand that premature babies can grow up to be perfectly healthy. “You can tell in most of the little […]

  • Benton County Grievance Meeting

    Grievance Committee Rules In Favor Of Benton County Deputies

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) – Tuesday (Nov. 17) night, the Benton County Grievance Committee voted in favor of two deputies, who claimed they were wrongfully demoted by Sheriff Kelley Cradduck. After nearly five hours of testimony, cross examination, and deliberation, deputies Robin Holt and Jeremy Guyll were given the news they had been waiting for. The committee said Guyll and Holt qualified as whistle blowers, and should not have been demoted for doing so. “The committee made the right decision,” said […]

  • Elm Springs

    Elm Springs City Council Puts Wind Farm Rezoning On Hold

    ELM SPRINGS (KFSM) — A controversial proposal for the creation of a wind farm in Elm Springs was put on hold Monday night (Nov. 16). The city council unanimously elected to table a motion to rezone the land, in order to give residents more time to look into the company hoping to build the wind farm, Dragonfly Technologies. Residents of Elm Springs spoke one at a time, telling city officials why they didn’t want a wind farm built in city […]

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    U of A Student Studying In France Hopes To Learn From Terrorist Attacks

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)—As many continue to reflect on the loss of life in Paris, some are looking to use what they learned in the attacks to help people in the future. University of Arkansas senior Mara Harris is in Paris studying criminal justice. Harris said she was asleep when the attacks happened. “The next day I woke up, it felt like it didn’t even happen,” Harris said. “It felt like I was reading it in the news in the [United States].” Harris said […]

  • benton county sheriff's office

    Benton Co. Sheriff Calls Investigation By ASP “Dirty Politics”

    BENTON COUNTY (KFSM) — The Benton County sheriff will hold a media conference Friday (Nov. 6) to address an Arkansas State Police investigation and his campaign for re-election. Sheriff Kelley Cradduck’s campaign announced he’ll be holding the conference after a search and seizure warrant was issued Thursday (Nov. 5), allowing ASP to seize seven drawers of files from the Benton County Sheriff’s Office. The search came the same day Cradduck announced he will be seeking re-election for a third term. […]

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    University Of Arkansas Students Rally For Missouri Students

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) — Students from the University of Arkansas gathered at the campus’ Union Mall on Thursday (Nov. 12) to demonstrate their support for African American students at the University of Missouri. The University of Missouri has gained national attention, after an issue with racism forced the resignation of the school’s chancellor and president. “We wanted our voices to be heard. To let the students at the University of Missouri know that the students at the University of Arkansas are standing […]

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    Springdale Fire Department Provides Tips For Keeping Home Safe During Cold Weather

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) — As freezing temperatures make their way in, many will soon unpack their space heaters and light up the fireplace to stay warm. In preparation for the cold temperatures, the Springdale Fire Department has compiled a list of safety tips for keeping homes safe for those inside sleeping. “We ask that before people start a fire in the fireplace, that they go ahead and inspect it before their first fire to make sure there is no build up,” […]

  • Rogers Memorial

    Memorial Opened At Veterans Park In Rogers

    ROGERS (KFSM) — A memorial to honor those who paid the ultimate sacrifice opened Wednesday (Nov. 11) in Rogers. The new memorial honors soldiers from Rogers who died for their country. “We live in the greatest country on Earth. There is a reason why we have arrived here, and are able to enjoy it the way we are,” said Tim Beaman, a relative of a soldier who was killed in action. “Those who have gone before us have paid he […]


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