Pierre Thomas Biography
Pierre Thomas is an American Emmy Award-winning journalist who is currently working as the Chief Justice Correspondent for ABC News. He contributes to various ABC News segments including “Good Morning America,” “World News Tonight with David Muir,” “Nightline,” “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” and ABC News Radio.
Thomas is the Chief Justice for ABC News having joined the station in November 2000. 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.
Previously, he was a key member of ABC’s team of correspondents covering the terrorist attack of September 11th, a still continues to report on all aspects of the aftermath of such attacks. The network’s coverage of the September 11th tragedy was widely recognized for its excellence, earning the coveted Peabody and Alfred I. University DuPont-Columbia Honors and an Emmy Nomination.
Thomas also appeared on a “World News Tonight with Peter Jennings” broadcast that earned the Edward R. Murrow Award for best newscast in 2005. Pierre earned an Emmy Award in 2009 for his coverage of President Barack Obama’s victory as part of a team, and the Houston Association of Black Journalists honored him with the Pinnacle Award in 2011. Moreover, in 2012, the National Black Journalists’ Association recognized him as Journalist of the Year.
Thomas was a major component of the ABC News team who received three additional Murrow Awards: in 2012 for the network’s coverage of the tragic Tucson shooting and the murder of Osama Bin Laden, and then in 2014 for ABC’s coverage of the terrorist bombings at the Boston marathon.
In 2016, he was also a member of the ABC News team that garnered Murrow’s Overall Excellence and Breaking News awards. Thomas has never wavered in his energy and commitment, as evidenced by his role in ABC News’ ground-breaking coverage of the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando, which was recognized with an Emmy Award in 2016. In addition, he received a Murrow Award in 2018 for his radio series on the Fentanyl Epidemic.
Pierre was also honored by RTDNA in 2015 with the John F. Hogan Distinguished Service Award, which honors services to media and press freedom and is named after the association’s founder and first president. Additionally, Hugh Downs and Walter Cronkite are two previous winners. Thomas was honored to host the RTDNA’s First Amendment Awards twice, the first in 2016 and the second in 2019. This time, he assisted in the coverage of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of President Trump. During the hour-long C-SPAN presentation, he focused on his career and opinions on journalism, as well as being featured in the American Journalism Review.
In addition, as part of the team’s coverage of the election of President Barack Obama, Thomas won an Emmy Award and a solo Pinnacle Award by the Houston Association of Black Journalists in 2011. Pierre was recently published in the American Journalism Review. Moreover, in 2011, his career and reflections on journalism were the subjects of an hour-long C-SPAN show. In 2012, he was named Journalist of the Year by the National Black Journalists’ Association.
A former Washington Post reporter, Pierre 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. Moreover, for his essay “Beyond Grief and Fear,” he received the Move Award from the National Council on Crime and Delinquency at the Post twice earned the Mort Mintz Investigation Award, and was a finalist for the Livingston Young Journalist Award.
Pierre Thomas Age
How old is Pierre Thomas? Thomas is 68 years old as of November 2022. He was born on November 23, 1954, in Lausanne, Switzerland. In addition, he celebrates his birthday on November 23rd every year.
Pierre Thomas Wife
Thomas is happily married to his wife Allison Thomas since 1998, after meeting at a mutual friend’s wedding. They have a son Nathaniel Charles Thomas who was diagnosed with Autism in his childhood.
Pierre Thomas Family
Thomas is the youngest in a family of five siblings born to a local southern Virginia family. His father was a factory worker. He has not disclosed any other details about his parents and siblings. We promise to update you once the information is available in the public domain.
Pierre Thomas Net Worth
Thomas has an estimated net worth of $6 million. His income is mainly attributed to his successful career as a journalist.
Pierre Thomas Salary
Thomas receives an estimated annual salary of $745,000 as a journalist at ABC News.