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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White House Fence Jumper Got Farther Than Previously Thought, Sources Say
PIERRE THOMAS, MIKE LEVINE and JOHN PARKINSON
Sep 29, 2014 05:10 PM Story from Politics PIERRE THOMAS, MIKE LEVINE and JOHN PARKINSON, ABC News
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Sep 24, 2014 04:10 PM Story from US PIERRE THOMAS, JACK CLOHERTY and MIKE LEVINE, ABC News
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-on-one conversation with ABC News' Pierre Thomas just hours after his pending resignation was announced
Sep 25, 2014 01:37 PM Story from International PIERRE THOMAS, JACK DATE, MIKE LEVINE and JACK CLOHERTY, ABC News
Obama Announces Attorney General Eric Holder's Resignation
Could Replace Attorney General Eric Holder In a recent interview with ABC News' Pierre Thomas
Sep 25, 2014 04:41 PM Story from Politics PIERRE THOMAS, MIKE LEVINE, JACK DATE and JACK CLOHERTY, ABC News
Justice Department to Announce Civil Rights Probe into Ferguson Police Department
PIERRE THOMAS and BEN CANDEA
Sep 03, 2014 09:22 PM Story from US PIERRE THOMAS and BEN CANDEA, ABC News
New York Man Charged With Trying to Recruit ISIS Fighters in US
PIERRE THOMAS and MIKE LEVINE
Sep 16, 2014 09:27 PM Story from US PIERRE THOMAS and MIKE LEVINE, ABC News
Arrest of 'Prince of Peace' at White House Underscores Persistent Problem of Gate Crashers
JACK DATE and PIERRE THOMAS
Sep 23, 2014 01:50 PM Story from Politics JACK DATE and PIERRE THOMAS, ABC News
Syrian Airstrikes Raise Lone Wolf Terror Threat in US, Feds Warn
MIKE LEVINE and PIERRE THOMAS
Sep 23, 2014 06:30 PM Story from Politics MIKE LEVINE and 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
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
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
FBI Finishes Probe into Malaysia Airlines Captain's Flight Simulator
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Apr 02, 2014 03:26 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
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