Pierre Thomas

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Pierre Thomas is the Senior Justice Correspondent for ABC News. He joined the network in November 2000 and reports for “World News Tonight with David Muir” “Good Morning... Read More »

Pierre Thomas is the Senior Justice Correspondent for ABC News. He joined the network in November 2000 and reports for “World News Tonight with David Muir” “Good Morning America,” “Nightline,” “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” and other ABC News programs.

Thomas was a key member of ABC’s team of correspondents covering the terrorist attacks of September 11 and he continues to report on all aspects of the aftermath of those attacks. The network’s coverage of the 9-11 tragedy was widely recognized for its excellence, winning the prestigious Peabody and Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards and an Emmy Award. Thomas also participated in a “World News Tonight with Peter Jennings” broadcast which won the Edward R. Murrow Award for best newscast in 2005. He was a key part of the ABC News team honored with two additional Murrow Awards in 2012 for the network’s coverage of the tragic Tucson shooting and the killing of Osama Bin Laden, and in 2014 for ABC’s coverage that included the Boston marathon terrorist attacks. Thomas was named the recipient of the RTDNA 2015 John F. Hogan Distinguished Service Award, which is named after the organization's founder and first president and honors contributions to journalism and freedom of the press. Also in 2015, he was singular in interviewing the Attorney General, FBI director and Secretary of Homeland Security in less than four months.

Thomas received an Emmy Award as part of team coverage of the inauguration of President Barack Obama and, in 2011, the Houston Association of Black Journalists honored him with its Pinnacle Award. He was recently featured in the American Journalism Review, and in 2011 was the focus of an hour-long C-SPAN broadcast about his career and thoughts on journalism. In 2012 Thomas was named Journalist of the Year by the National Association of Black Journalists.

A former Washington Post reporter who took the lead on such significant stories as the Oklahoma City bombing and the FBI’s role at Ruby Ridge, Thomas joined CNN as Justice Department correspondent in 1997. He broke news on many fronts, including terrorism, cyber-crime, the hunt for Osama bin Laden, the FBI’s Most Wanted list and the Justice Department’s involvement in the Elian Gonzalez case. He has received the Pass Award from the National Council on Crime and Delinquency for his article “Beyond Grief and Fear,” has twice won the Mort Mintz Investigative Award and was a finalist for the Livingston Young Journalist Award.

Thomas joined the Washington Post in 1987 covering local Virginia politics as well as the court and police beats in Prince William County and the city of Alexandria. In 1991 he joined the Metro projects staff and was part of a team whose work was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for reporting on illegal gun use in the Washington, DC region. Thomas started his career at The Roanoke Times and World-News. He is a graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists. Thomas currently serves the chair of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press.

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FBI Opened Previous Inquiry Into Bombing Suspect Ahmad Khan Rahami
MIKE LEVINE, PIERRE THOMAS
Sep 20, 2016 11:50 AM Story from US MIKE LEVINE, PIERRE THOMAS, ABC News
FBI to Interview Hillary Clinton in Coming Days About Email Scandal, Source Says
JULIA JACOBO and PIERRE THOMAS
Jul 01, 2016 06:19 PM Story from Politics JULIA JACOBO and PIERRE THOMAS, ABC News
Clinton Emails: DOJ Will Not File Charges Against Former Secretary of State
PIERRE THOMAS and MARGARET CHADBOURN
Jul 06, 2016 06:58 PM Story from Politics PIERRE THOMAS and MARGARET CHADBOURN, ABC News
'Cold-Blooded Mowing' of Victims Seen in Surveillance Video From Pulse Nightclub
PIERRE THOMAS, MIKE LEVINE
Jun 17, 2016 03:46 PM Story from US PIERRE THOMAS, MIKE LEVINE, ABC News
EgyptAir: US Satellites Show No Indications of Explosion Along Flight Path
PIERRE THOMAS
May 19, 2016 07:06 PM Story from US PIERRE THOMAS, ABC News
FBI Nabs Man Suspected of Poisoning Produce at Grocery Store
PIERRE THOMAS
May 04, 2016 05:56 PM Story from US PIERRE THOMAS, ABC News
FBI Tracking Nearly 800 ISIS-Related Cases Across US, FBI Director Says
PIERRE THOMAS
May 11, 2016 04:39 PM Story from US PIERRE THOMAS, ABC News
Obama Emails Caught Up in Russian Hack
PIERRE THOMAS
Apr 26, 2015 07:24 PM Story from Politics PIERRE THOMAS, ABC News
No Toxic Substances in Suspicious Letters Sent to Oregon Government Offices, FBI Says
PIERRE THOMAS
Jul 28, 2015 09:03 AM Story from US PIERRE THOMAS, ABC News
Feds Challenged by Encrypted Devices of San Bernardino Attackers
PIERRE THOMAS
Dec 09, 2015 06:04 PM Story from US PIERRE THOMAS, ABC News
Police Departments Rush to Outfit Officers With Body Cameras
PIERRE THOMAS
Sep 03, 2015 09:02 AM Story from PIERRE THOMAS, ABC News
White House Fence Jumper Inquiry Reveals Multiple Secret Service Errors
PIERRE THOMAS
Nov 13, 2014 06:32 PM Story from Politics PIERRE THOMAS, ABC News
FBI Director Tells ABC News Whether the US Has the Goods on China
Pierre Thomas
May 19, 2014 06:22 PM Story from US Pierre Thomas, ABC News
FBI Interviews Huma Abedin and Other Hillary Clinton Aides as Part of Email Probe
PIERRE THOMAS and MIKE LEVINE
May 05, 2016 05:36 PM Story from Politics PIERRE THOMAS and MIKE LEVINE, ABC News
Senior Official Stresses Feds' Need to Unlock San Bernardino Shooter's iPhone
PIERRE THOMAS and JACK DATE
Feb 24, 2016 08:36 PM Story from US PIERRE THOMAS and JACK DATE, ABC News
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