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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FBI searched Biden's former office last year after his lawyers found classified documents: Sources
By Luke Barr and Pierre Thomas
January 31, 2023 Story from Politics Luke Barr, Pierre Thomas , ABC News
26-year-old arrested for allegedly throwing Molotov cocktail at New Jersey synagogue
By Aaron Katersky, Mark Crudele and Pierre Thomas
February 2, 2023 Story from US Aaron Katersky, Mark Crudele, Pierre Thomas , ABC News
DOJ reviewing as Biden lawyer says classified docs found in his old office
By Pierre Thomas, Luke Barr, Alexander Mallin and Mary Bruce
January 10, 2023 Story from Politics Pierre Thomas, Luke Barr, Alexander Mallin, Mary Bruce , ABC News
Classified documents at Biden's home were tipping point for a special counsel: Sources
By Pierre Thomas and Alexander Mallin
January 15, 2023 Story from Politics Pierre Thomas, Alexander Mallin , ABC News
Second batch of classified Biden documents discovered during extensive search
By Pierre Thomas, Luke Barr and Cecilia Vega
January 11, 2023 Story from Politics Pierre Thomas, Luke Barr, Cecilia Vega , ABC News
DOJ names team of experts to help review police response to Uvalde shooting
By Pierre Thomas and Alexander Mallin
June 8, 2022 Story from US Pierre Thomas, Alexander Mallin , ABC News
DHS inspector general opens criminal probe into deleted Secret Service texts
By Luke Barr and Pierre Thomas
July 21, 2022 Story from Politics Luke Barr, Pierre Thomas , ABC News
Missed signals in 4 mass shootings: What went wrong?
By Luke Barr, Pierre Thomas and Jack Date
May 20, 2022 Story from Politics Luke Barr, Pierre Thomas, Jack Date , ABC News
Feds investigating multiple reports of recent utility company sabotage
By Pierre Thomas and Aaron Katersky
December 8, 2022 Story from US Pierre Thomas, Aaron Katersky , ABC News
DOJ believes Trump held onto sensitive classified documents and associates questioned, sources say
By Pierre Thomas, Alexander Mallin, Luke Barr, Katherine Faulders and John Santucci
August 12, 2022 Story from Politics Pierre Thomas, Alexander Mallin, Luke Barr, Katherine Faulders, John Santucci , ABC News
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