Pierre Thomas (Journalist)

Pierre Thomas (Journalist)

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Updated On April 1, 2022
Lausanne, Switzerland
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Lausanne, Switzerland

Pierre Thomas is an American Journalist currently serving as a senior Justice Correspondent at ABC News. Pierre Thomas is two times Emmy Award winner and was named Journalist of the year by the National Association of Black Journalists.

Early Life

Pierre was born on 23 November 1954(age 67 years) in Lausanne Switzerland. He was born to a factory worker father and homemaker mother and is the youngest in the family. Further, he has five siblings and the details are under wraps as of now. His father worked at Lynchburg Foundry and was a very hardworking man who never skipped a single day at his job. He died in the mid-2000s. Pierre is very much inspired by his father and follows his work ethic as well. Likewise, he holds Swiss nationality as he was born and brought up in Switzerland. His sexual orientation is straight and his zodiac sign is Scorpio.

Talking about his educational status he completed his schooling at the local school in his hometown. Similarly, he completed his graduate studies at Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Later he completed his graduation from State University with a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism.

Career Life

Before establishing his career as a senior correspondent at ABC News he began his career from Roanoke Times and World News. After that, he worked at CNN in 1997 as a justice department correspondent and broke much news including terrorism, cyber-crime, the hunt for Osama bin laden, the justice department’s involvement in the Elian Gonzalez case, and many. Prior to being a part of ABC Correspondent, he was a Washington Post reporter whose work was to finalist the Pulitzer prize for reporting on illegal gun use in Washington, DC Area. Moreover, he has also covered the terrorist attacks of 9/11 being part of ABC’S team.

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Pierre Thomas discussion regarding Robert Mueller’s murder case (Source: abc7news.com)

Currently, he is working and serving as the chief justice correspondent for ABC News and report and joined the channel in 2000. He is working for ‘World News Tonight with David Muir’, ‘Good Morning America’, ‘Nightline’, ‘This Week with George Stephanopoulos’, and many other platforms of ABC New along with ABC News Radio and Digitals. He is one of the biggest names in the field of journalism and has occupied his time with many major news reports. Moreover, he has covered much important news as such the death of George Floyd and the Protests against racial injustice and police brutality that arose in the wake of his death.

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In Addition, he also conducted two exclusive interviews with Attorney General William Barr in 2020 which went quite well. Also, he conducted the first exclusive television interview with U.S Capitol police officer Harry Dunn. Harry was the one who protested the capitol against armed insurrectionists on January 6. Along with that, he lead the investigations including the insight of how covid-19 spread quickly in the United States, analysis of Voluntarily reported arrest data of stark racial disparity in the U.S, and epidemic crisis.

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Pierre Thomas having an exclusive interview with NSA Director General Paul Nakasone(Source: abcnews.tumbler.com)

Awards and Nominations

He is a great personality with multiple awards in his name. Likewise, he along with his ABC News team won Emmy, Peabody, and DuPont awards for their event coverage on September 11, 2001. Similarly, he won the Emmy award twice along with his teammate for their coverage of the inauguration of President Obama. Furthermore, he was named ‘Journalist of the Year’ by the National Association of Black Journalists in the year 2012 for the accomplishment and coverage of important news events along with the death of Osama Bin Laden.

In addition, he won the Radio Television Digital news association John F. Hogan Distinguished service award for his contribution. Along with that, he received a pass award from the National Council for his crime article ‘Beyond Grief and Fear’. Likewise, he won Mort Mentz’s investigative award twice and was also a finalist for Livingston Young Journalist Award.

Net Worth

Thomas is a very hardworking person with an enormous amount of talent and experience in his field. Till now he has earned a lot throughout his career and has an estimated net worth of around $1 Million. Similarly, he earns an annual salary of over $98,000. Today he is living a well-settled lifestyle with his modest fortune along with his family.

Relationship Status

He is a well-settled married man. He tie the knot with the love of his life Alison Thomas in 1998. As per reports they met at a mutual friend’s wedding. There are not many details about her career and birth details but she sure is a very supportive wife and a mother. The couple is blessed with a son named Nathaniel Charles Thomas. As per details Nathaniel was diagnosed with Autism in his early childhood but he is totally fine and stable at the movement.

Body Measurements and Social Media

There are not many facts and details mentioned about his body measurements but he is around 5 feet 7 inches tall. Likewise, he seems a gentleman with a grounded personality. He has black color eyes.

He is not much a social media type of person and is not much active in social media as well. Moreover, he is active on Twitter with around 22.5k followers. Along with that, he has around 3.9k followers on Facebook.

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