Pierre Thomas ABC Biography
Pierre Thomas is an American journalist serving as the Chief Justice Correspondent for ABC News. He reports for “World News Tonight with David Muir,” “Good Morning America,” “Nightline,” “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” and all platforms including ABC News Radio and Digital.
Pierre Thomas ABC Age
He was born on 23 November 1954, in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Pierre Thomas Height
He stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches tall.
Pierre Thomas Education
Pierre graduated from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and later joined State University graduating with a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism.
Pierre Thomas Parents
Thomas was born to a factory worker father and a homemaker mother. His father worked at Lynchburg Foundry but he died in the mid 2000s. Thomas has said he derived his work ethic from his father as he never missed a single day for 10 years while working as a factory worker.
Pierre Thomas Siblings
He is the youngest of five siblings.
Pierre Thomas Wife
Thomas married his wife Alison Thomas in 1998. The couple met at a mutual friend’s wedding. There is no information available about her career.
Pierre Thomas Kids
He has been blessed with a son named Nathaniel Charles Thomas, who was diagnosed with Autism in his childhood but he’s a stableman at the moment.
Pierre Thomas ABC News
Pierre is the Chief Justice Correspondent for ABC News and reports for “World News Tonight with David Muir,” “Good Morning America,” “Nightline,” “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” and all platforms including ABC News Radio and Digital. He joined the network in November 2000.
During his tenure, he has reported on major news such as the death of George Floyd and the protests against racial injustice and police brutality that arose in the wake of his death. He conducted two exclusive interviews with Attorney General William Barr in 2020. In 2021 he conducted the first exclusive television interview with U.S. Capitol Police officer Harry Dunn who protected the Capitol against armed insurrectionists on January 6.
He has also led many important investigations at ABC News including insight into how COVID-19 spread so broadly and quickly throughout the United States, an analysis of voluntarily reported arrest data which revealed a stark racial disparity in the U.S. and an in-depth look at the opioid epidemic crisis in America.
He was also part of the ABC’s team of correspondents covering the terrorist attacks of 9/11 which saw the team win Peabody and Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards and an Emmy Award.
Prior to joining ABC News, he was a Washington Post reporter. During his tenure, he was part of the team whose work was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for reporting on illegal gun use in the Washington, D.C., region.
He began his career in journalism at The Roanoke Times and World-News. He later joined CNN in 1977 as a Justice Department correspondent. He broke news 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.
Pierre Thomas Awards
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.
In 2012, the National Association of Black Journalists named him “Journalist of the Year,” particularly citing his accomplishments inaccurately 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.
In 2015, he won the Radio Television Digital News Association’s John F. Hogan Distinguished Service award for “contributions to journalism and freedom of the press.
He received the Pass Award from the National Council on Crime and Delinquency for his article “Beyond Grief and Fear,” twice won the Mort Mentz Investigative Award and was a finalist for the Livingston Young Journalist Award.
Pierre Thomas ABC News Haitian
It is not clear whether Thomas has any Haitian roots as he was born in Switzerland.
Pierre Thomas Salary
He earns an annual salary of over $98,000.
Pierre Thomas Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $1 million.
Pierre Thomas Instagram
He has no Instagram account.