Pierre Thomas Biography
Pierre Thomas is an American journalist, he is known for being the Senior Justice Correspondent for ABC News. He joined the network in November 2000 and has done reports for “Good Morning America,” “Nightline,” “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” and also other ABC News programs.
Pierre Thomas Education
Thomas graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 1984.
Pierre Thomas ABC News
Pierre Thomas is an ABC News Senior Justice Correspondent. He began reporting for ABC News in November 2000 and has appeared on “World News Tonight with David Muir,” “Good Morning America,” “Nightline,” “This Week with George Stephanopoulos,” and other shows. Thomas was a crucial member of ABC’s team of correspondents covering the September 11 terrorist attacks, and he continues to cover all elements of the attacks’ aftermath.
The network’s coverage of the September 11th attacks was internationally praised, receiving the coveted Peabody and Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards, as well as an Emmy.
Thomas also appeared in a 2005 edition of “World News Tonight with Peter Jennings,” which earned the Edward R. Murrow Award for best newscast. He was a major member of the ABC News team that received two more Murrow Awards in 2012 for coverage of the horrific Tucson massacre and the assassination of Osama Bin Laden, and in 2014 for coverage of the Boston marathon terrorist assaults.
He received the RTDNA’s 2015 John F. Hogan Distinguished Service Award, which honors services to journalism and press freedom and is named after the organization’s founder and first president. Thomas was also the only person to interview the Attorney General, FBI Director, and Secretary of Homeland Security in 2015.
Thomas won an Emmy Award for his coverage of President Barack Obama’s inauguration as part of a team, and the Houston Association of Black Journalists gave him the Pinnacle Award in 2011. He was recently featured in the American Journalism Review, and his career and opinions on journalism were the subject of an hour-long C-SPAN broadcast in 2011.
The National Association of Black Journalists recognized Thomas Journalist of the Year in 2012. Thomas, a former Washington Post writer who covered major stories like the Oklahoma City bombing and the FBI’s role at Ruby Ridge, joined CNN in 1997 as a Justice Department correspondent.
Terrorism, cybercrime, the hunt for Osama bin Laden, the FBI’s Most Wanted list, and the Justice Department’s role in the Elian Gonzalez case were among the topics he covered. He was a finalist for the Livingston Young Journalist Award and got the Pass Award from the National Council on Crime and Delinquency for his essay “Beyond Grief and Fear.”
Thomas also won the Mort Mintz Investigative Award twice. Thomas began covering local Virginia politics, as well as the court and police beats in Prince William County and Alexandria, for the Washington Post in 1987.
He joined the Metro projects staff in 1991 and was a member of a team whose reporting on illegal gun use in the Washington, DC area was a Pulitzer Prize nominee. Thomas began his career as a reporter for The Roanoke Times and The Roanoke World-News.
Pierre Thomas Salary
Thomas receives an annual salary ranging between $ 40,000- $ 70,000.
Pierre Thomas Net worth
Thomas has an estimated net worth ranging between $ 1 million – $ 5 million dollars.
Pierre Thomas Age
Thomas is 67 years old as of 2021. He was born on November 23, 1954.
Pierre Thomas Height
Thomas stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches tall.
Pierre Thomas Family
Pierre’s father was a factory worker at Lynchburg Foundry while his mother was a housewife.
Pierre Thomas Wife
Thomas is married to Allison Thomas, the two got married in 1998.