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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
  • Vehicle flipped into porch in Springdale's Har-Ber subdivision.

    Police: SUV Flips Into Springdale Home, Collapses Porch

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM)- An SUV crashed into the porch of a Springdale home Friday (Dec. 19) just before 5 p.m., according to the Springdale Police Department. Police said the SUV flipped into the porch of a house located at 6384 N. Tall Oaks Loop in the Har-Ber subdivision and the porch has collapsed. The driver was a 65-year-old man, who was transported to Washington Regional Medical Center, according to police. The extend of his injuries is unknown. The homeowners, David and […]

  • The child who was missing

    Child Abducted From Rogers Home Found Safe In Oklahoma

    ROGERS (KFSM) – Authorities have found a two-year-old boy abducted from his Rogers home Thursday (Dec. 18) morning. Deputies in Atoka, Okla., found the boy safe and arrested the suspect Thursday afternoon, according to Rogers police. Police said someone who saw an Amber Alert issued earlier in the day for the missing boy called 911 and reported seeing the vehicle believed to be driven by Brent Wilks, the suspect in the abduction. Atoka County deputies stopped the vehicle, recovered the child […]

  • Jones Center Apologizes After Telling Breastfeeding Mother To Cover Up

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM)- The Jones Center in Springdale apologized Wednesday (Dec. 17) after a Fayetteville mother said one of their employees told her to cover herself up while she was breastfeeding in the pool area. Crystal Parson said she was at the Jones Center on Sunday (Dec. 14) for her son’s birthday when her baby got hungry, so she breastfed him while sitting at the edge of the pool with her feet in the water. “I was approached by a lifeguard,” […]

  • City Council Approves Rezoning For New Southern Fayetteville Walmart

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) - The Fayetteville City Council voted tonight to bring a Walmart Neighborhood Market to southern Fayetteville. The decision came after heated debate over the store`s location at Tuesday’s (Dec. 16) council meeting. “I really appreciate the mayor, and our city council, for making a tough decision,” said Thad Hanna, an owner of some of the land which will be rezoned for the Walmart. Hanna says he is one of the many who is pleased with the approval of […]

  • Fayetteville City Attorney Drafts New Civil Rights Ordinance

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) - Fayetteville’s civil rights ordinance was repealed in a special election on Dec. 9. City Attorney Kit Williams says he has prepared a new draft, but Repeal 119, the group that opposed Odinance 119, wants the city to end efforts for a new ordinance. “We want the mayor and the City Council to show us that they really have heard the voters in Fayetteville after the special election,” said Duncan Campbell, president of Repeal 119. On Monday (Dec. […]

  • Wreaths Across America Returns To Fayetteville National Cemetery

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) - Hundreds of people are expected to be at the Fayetteville National cemetery on Saturday (Dec. 12)for a wreath laying to remember those who served our county during the holidays. “To be wounded in battle, or to be killed in battle, isn`t the worst. Being forgotten is the worst,” said David Myers, a veteran and event organizer with Wreaths Across America. Myers says putting the wreaths on headstones of soldiers is a way to remember their service during […]

  • People Rally Against Ordinance 119

    Arkansas Senator Seeks To Restrict Future Civil Rights Ordinances

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – A Fayetteville City Council member wants to propose a new version of a civil rights ordinance, after the original was repealed by voters Tuesday (Dec. 9.), but an Arkansas senator is working on legislation that would stop that from happening. State Sen. Bart Hester, R-Cave Springs, said he and other legislator are writing a bill that would keep cities, like Fayetteville, from creating their own civil rights ordinances. “You can’t have a different civil rights ordinance in […]

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    Voters Repeal Fayetteville Civil Rights Ordinance

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)- Fayetteville voters have repealed the city’s Civil Rights Ordinance following a special election Tuesday (Dec. 9). Those in favor of repeal got 52% of the vote with 7,523 ballots cast. Those in favor of keeping the ordinance got 48% of the vote with 7,040 ballots cast. The ordinance would have prohibited local businesses and entities from discriminating against employees and customers based on gender, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion and other factors. The Fayetteville City Council passed […]

  • Voter Turnout Crucial To Fayetteville Ordinance 119 Special Election

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)- Hundreds of Fayetteville voters came out to cast their ballots in a special election Tuesday (Dec. 9) to decide whether the city’s Civil Rights Ordinance should be repealed. Voter turnout has been crucial to the special election, according to groups for and against Ordinance 119. Finance records from the Arkansas Ethics Commission show both Keep Fayetteville Fair, which is against repeal, and Repeal 119 have invested thousands of dollars in donations into their campaigns, which got under way […]

  • Large Turnout Expected For Fayetteville Ordinance 119 Election

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM)- The Washington County Election Commission is expecting a large voter turnout on Tuesday (Dec. 9) for a special election, which asks Fayetteville residents whether they want to repeal the controversial Civil Rights Ordinance. The ordinance prohibits local businesses and entities from discriminating against employees and customers based on gender, race, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion and other factors. The Fayetteville City Council passed the ordinance in August, but a group that opposes it gathered enough signatures to force […]

  • Springdale Police Seek To Identify Check Fraud Suspects

    SPRINGDALE (KFSM) – The Springdale Police Department is investigating cases of stolen and fraudulently used checks, according to a news release. Personal checks were stolen out of a residential mailbox in Springdale, and pictures in the image gallery below show the checks being used by multiple individuals, the release states. The video above also shows one of the suspects using a stolen check to buy food from Jim’s Razorback Pizza, police said. One image shows a woman in purple buying […]

  • Flu Vaccine Only Covers 48% Of Current Flu Viruses

    FAYETTEVILLE (KFSM) – Flu vaccine clinics are being held across the state. The latest one was in Siloam Springs on Friday (Dec. 5.) However, the Center for Disease Control says the vaccination only covers 48 percent of the flu viruses out there. However, health officials say getting the vaccine is still beneficial, and important. “There can be different strains. And, there can be, from year to year, differences and variances in strains,” said Loy Bailey, Administrator for the Benton County […]

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