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 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
Buffalo supermarket shooting reflects law enforcement's fears
By Aaron Katersky, Josh Margolin, Pierre Thomas and Emily Shapiro
May 15, 2022 Story from US Aaron Katersky, Josh Margolin, Pierre Thomas, Emily Shapiro , ABC News
Interstate highway shootings surged during pandemic, ABC News analysis shows
By Mark Nichols, Soo Rin Kim, Tonya Simpson, John Kelly and Pierre Thomas
May 18, 2022 Story from US Mark Nichols, Soo Rin Kim, Tonya Simpson, John Kelly, Pierre Thomas , ABC News
'What's at stake is obviously the security of our nation,' NSA chief says of defending US from cyberattacks
By Pierre Thomas and Luke Barr
November 19, 2021 Story from Politics Pierre Thomas, Luke Barr , 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
Thursday's Jan. 6 hearing to detail Trump pressure campaign on DOJ
By Alexander Mallin and Pierre Thomas
June 22, 2022 Story from Politics Alexander Mallin, Pierre Thomas , ABC News
FBI search of Mar-a-Lago raises critical national security questions: Sources
By Pierre Thomas
August 15, 2022 Story from Politics Pierre Thomas , ABC News
Victims of Larry Nassar to file $1 billion in claims against FBI
By Pierre Thomas, Luke Barr and Kevin Shalvey
June 8, 2022 Story from US Pierre Thomas, Luke Barr, Kevin Shalvey , ABC News
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