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Pierre Thomas

Senior Justice Correspondent

ABC News

HQ Phone: (212) 456-7777

ABC News

47 W. 66Th Street 3Rd Floor

New York, New York 10023

United States

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Employment History

Senior Justice Department Correspondent
ABC News

Intern
ABC News

Reporter
The Washington Post Company

Staff Writer
The Washington Post Company

Justice Department Correspondent
CNN

Reporter
CNN

Education



Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University



Virginia Tech

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ABC News' Pierre Thomas contributed to this report, along with Michele McPhee, a Boston-based freelance reporter and frequent contributor to ABC News.


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Pierre Thomas
ABC News Senior Justice Department Correspondent
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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 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. 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.
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.
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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 on the steering committee for the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press.
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By Pierre Thomas Washington Post Staff Writer


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2004 Commencement Address: News Correspondent Pierre Thomas

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News correspondent Pierre Thomas to deliver 2004 Virginia Tech commencement address
Blacksburg, Va. --
Newswise - ABC News Justice Department Correspondent Pierre Thomas will address the 2004 graduates of Virginia Tech during the University Commencement exercises Friday, May 14, at 7:30 p.m., at Lane Stadium/Worsham Field.
A Virginia Tech graduate (communication studies '84), Thomas has covered the U.S. Justice Department and law enforcement issues for ABC News since 2000, reporting on "World News Tonight with Peter Jennings" and contributing to "Good Morning America," "This Week," "Nightline," and other ABC News special events.
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Additional information about Pierre Thomas
Thomas has covered a variety of major news stores including the Robert Hanssen FBI spy scandal, the Oklahoma City Bombing missing FBI files controversy, and the Chandra Levy case.Thomas was a significant contributor to ABC News' team coverage of the September 11 attacks and their aftermath, coverage that won the network's news division a coveted Peabody Award and a DuPont Award.
A native of Amherst County, Va., Thomas began his journalism career with the Roanoke Times and joined the Washington Post in 1987.During his 10-year career at the Post, Thomas first covered local Virginia politics, police and courts for the Metro section.He then went to work on the Metro investigative staff and the National staff where he covered the Justice Department and law enforcement issues.
From 1997 to 2000, Thomas was CNN's Justice Department correspondent, reporting breaking news on terrorism, cyber-crime, the hunt for Osama bin Laden, the capture of the railway killer, and the Justice Department's involvement in the Elian Gonzales case.
A member of the National Association of Black Journalists, Thomas has won numerous awards and recognition during his journalism career.In 1991, he was part of a team whose work was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for reporting on illegal gun use in the Washington, D.C. area.In 1991, and again in 1992, Thomas won the Mort Mintz Investigative Award, and was a finalist in 1993 for the Livingston Young Journalist Award.In 1994, he received the Pass Award from the National Council on Crime and Delinquency for his article, "Beyond Grief and Fear."


Duluth News Tribune | 06/03/2006 | Media outlets settle privacy suit

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The reporters were Walter Pincus of the Washington Post, James Risen of the New York Times, Bob Drogin of the Los Angeles Times, Josef Hebert of AP and Pierre Thomas of ABC.

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Thomas reported on Lee while he was a reporter for CNN, but CNN declined to participate in the settlement, saying in a statement that it had "a philosophical disagreement" over the appropriateness of paying a news subject to avert a subpoena.

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