Pierre Thomas (journalist)

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Pierre Thomas

Pierre Thomas is an American journalist. He serves as senior justice correspondent at ABC News.

Early life

Thomas graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 1984.


Thomas began his career at The Roanoke Times and World-News. He moved to The Washington Post in 1987, then to CNN in 1997, where he served as justice correspondent.[1] Thomas joined ABC News in 2000.[2]


In 2001, Thomas and the ABC News team won Emmy, Peabody and DuPont awards for their coverage of the events of September 11, 2001. He and the ABC News team won an Emmy again in 2009 for their coverage of the inauguration of President Obama.[3]

In 2012, the National Association of Black Journalists named Thomas "Journalist of the Year," particularly citing his accomplishments in accurately reporting the shooting of U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords (while other networks erroneously reported she had died) as well as breaking stories around the death of Osama bin Laden.[4]

In 2015, Thomas won the Radio Television Digital News Association's John F. Hogan Distinguished Service award for "contributions to journalism and freedom of the press."[5]


  1. ^ Lamb, Brian. "Q&A with Pierre Thomas". C-SPAN.org. Retrieved 7 August 2016.
  2. ^ Boedeker, Hal (September 16, 2015). "ABC's Pierre Thomas: Journalism is teamwork". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved 7 August 2016.
  3. ^ "Pierre Thomas". PBS Washington Week with Gwen Ifill. 30 June 2014. Retrieved 7 August 2016.
  4. ^ Beaujon, Andrew (5 March 2012). "Pierre Thomas is NABJ's journalist of the year". Poynter. Retrieved 7 August 2016.
  5. ^ Flood, Brian. "Pierre Thomas on Peter Jennings: 'He Was a Master Journalist'". AdWeek TVNewser (September 16, 2015). Retrieved 7 August 2016.

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