Pierre Thomas

Pierre Thomas

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. « Read Less
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DOJ in final stages of settlement negotiations with victims of Larry Nassar over FBI misconduct: Sources
By Pierre Thomas, Alexander Mallin and Jack Date
Yesterday, 3:00 PM EDT Story from US Pierre Thomas, Alexander Mallin, Jack Date , ABC News
Special counsel slams idea that Trump could claim classified docs as personal records
By Pierre Thomas, Jack Date and Alexander Mallin
April 3, 2024 Story from US Pierre Thomas, Jack Date, Alexander Mallin , ABC News
US intel warns of potential terrorist threat at gatherings after Moscow attack
By Pierre Thomas
April 5, 2024 Story from US Pierre Thomas , ABC News
After 4-year probe, Durham report slams FBI for actions in 2016 Russia investigation
By Pierre Thomas, Alexander Mallin, Mike Levine, Katherine Faulders and Jack Date
May 15, 2023 Story from US Pierre Thomas, Alexander Mallin, Mike Levine, Katherine Faulders, Jack Date , ABC News
FBI sees surge of 1,800-plus reports related to Israel-Hamas war, top DOJ official says
By Pierre Thomas, Jack Date, Alexander Mallin and Julia Cherner
December 21, 2023 Story from US Pierre Thomas, Jack Date, Alexander Mallin, Julia Cherner , ABC News
Man got into national security adviser's home undetected by Secret Service: Sources
By Luke Barr and Pierre Thomas
May 17, 2023 Story from Politics Luke Barr, Pierre Thomas , ABC News
Trump informed that he is target of special counsel investigation over classified docs: Sources
By Katherine Faulders, John Santucci, Pierre Thomas and Alexander Mallin
June 7, 2023 Story from Politics Katherine Faulders, John Santucci, Pierre Thomas, Alexander Mallin , ABC News
Special counsel won't charge Biden in classified docs probe, despite evidence he 'willfully retained' materials
By Pierre Thomas, Alexander Mallin, Lucien Bruggeman and Katherine Faulders
February 8, 2024 Story from US Pierre Thomas, Alexander Mallin, Lucien Bruggeman, Katherine Faulders , ABC News
Special counsel in Biden classified docs probe expects to issue report 'in coming days': Sources
By Pierre Thomas and Alexander Mallin
February 7, 2024 Story from Politics Pierre Thomas, Alexander Mallin , ABC News
Man who wanted to seize power struck White House barrier with truck, law enforcement says
By Pierre Thomas, Luke Barr, Beatrice Peterson, Lauren Minore and Kevin Shalvey
May 24, 2023 Story from US Pierre Thomas, Luke Barr, Beatrice Peterson, Lauren Minore, Kevin Shalvey , ABC News
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