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 with Diane Sawyer," "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 with Diane Sawyer," "Good Morning America," "Nightline" 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. Thomas 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.

Mr. 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 Thomas 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.

Thomas, 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, 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 on the steering committee for the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press.

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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 Finishes Probe into Malaysia Airlines Captain's Flight Simulator
Pierre Thomas
Apr 02, 2014 03:26 PM Blog Entry from News Pierre Thomas, ABC News
Cell Phones to Be Scrutinized by TSA
MIKE LEVINE and PIERRE THOMAS
Jul 06, 2014 02:29 PM Story from US MIKE LEVINE and PIERRE THOMAS, ABC News
Airport Security Directives Likely Amid Syria Bomb Threat
MIKE LEVINE and PIERRE THOMAS
Jul 02, 2014 07:14 AM Story from International MIKE LEVINE and PIERRE THOMAS, ABC News
Syria Threat Could Prompt Changes at Airports
MIKE LEVINE and PIERRE THOMAS
Jun 29, 2014 09:00 AM Story from US MIKE LEVINE and PIERRE THOMAS, ABC News
US Charges 5 Chinese Military Hackers in '21st Century Burglary'
PIERRE THOMAS and MIKE LEVINE
May 19, 2014 07:25 AM Story from US PIERRE THOMAS and MIKE LEVINE, ABC News
Yemen Terrorists Behind Latest Warning and New Concerns Over Syria
Pierre Thomas
Feb 20, 2014 07:48 PM Blog Entry from News Pierre Thomas, ABC News
Gunman Shoots Bus Driver in Ala., Takes Child as Hostage
PIERRE THOMAS
Jan 30, 2013 03:59 AM Story from US PIERRE THOMAS, ABC News
In the FBI Director's Own Words: A Chronology of What Happened at the Navy Yard
By PIERRE THOMAS, MIKE LEVINE, JACK DATE AND JACK CLOHERTY In the moments after Aaron Alexis opened fire inside the Washington Navy Yard on Monday, confusion and conflicting reports reigned.
Sep 20, 2013 06:52 PM Blog Entry from Politics Pierre Thomas, ABC News
Equifax Confirms Hackers Stole Financial Data, Launches Investigation
PIERRE THOMAS
Mar 13, 2013 03:38 AM Story from Politics PIERRE THOMAS, ABC News
Former Kaufman County Official Probed in Texas DA Slayings, Sources Say
PIERRE THOMAS
Apr 15, 2013 04:05 AM Story from US PIERRE THOMAS, ABC News
Secret Service Agent Probed After Leaving Bullet in Woman's Hotel Room, Sources Say
PIERRE THOMAS
Nov 14, 2013 07:46 AM Story from Politics PIERRE THOMAS, ABC News
Thousands of American Seniors Tricked by Jamaican Lottery Scam
Pierre Thomas
Mar 14, 2013 06:27 PM Blog Entry from Business Pierre Thomas, ABC News
Meet Woody, the Bomb-Sniffing Dog
Pierre Thomas
Feb 04, 2013 05:07 PM Blog Entry from Politics Pierre Thomas, ABC News
Military Personnel Caught Up in Secret Service Scandal
Pierre Thomas
Apr 14, 2012 06:27 PM Blog Entry from News Pierre Thomas, ABC News
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