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... 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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US National Guardsman and His Cousin Arrested for Trying to Join ISIS, Authorities Say
MIKE LEVINE, PIERRE THOMAS, JACK DATE and JACK CLOHERTY
Mar 26, 2015 03:33 PM Story from US MIKE LEVINE, PIERRE THOMAS, JACK DATE and JACK CLOHERTY, ABC News
Ferguson Shooting: Federal Investigation Expected to Show Pattern of Discrimination at Police Department
PIERRE THOMAS and JACK DATE
Mar 03, 2015 03:08 PM Story from Politics PIERRE THOMAS and JACK DATE, ABC News
Letter to White House Returns Presumptive Positive for Cyanide
PIERRE THOMAS and MIKE LEVINE
Mar 17, 2015 08:10 PM Story from Politics PIERRE THOMAS and MIKE LEVINE, ABC News
Charlie Hebdo Massacre Sparks Worries of Copycat Attack Inside US
JEFF ZELENY and PIERRE THOMAS
Jan 08, 2015 11:33 AM Story from Politics JEFF ZELENY and PIERRE THOMAS, ABC News
Super Bowl XLIX: Katy Perry's Dress and Other Security Measures
PIERRE THOMAS and JACK DATE
Jan 31, 2015 08:39 PM Story from US PIERRE THOMAS and JACK DATE, ABC News
Katy Perry's Halftime Costume Scanned in Super Bowl Safety Bid
PIERRE THOMAS and JACK DATE
Jan 29, 2015 08:20 AM Story from US PIERRE THOMAS and JACK DATE, ABC News
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JONATHAN KARL and PIERRE THOMAS
Dec 17, 2014 10:46 PM Story from Politics JONATHAN KARL and 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
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
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
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 ... . Three days later, on Thursday, FBI Director James Comey sat down with ABC News' Pierre Thomas
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
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