Pierre Thomas ABC Biography
Pierre Thomas is the ABC News Chief Justice Correspondent. He joined the network in 2000 and appears across all platforms including “World News Tonight with David Muir,” “Good Morning America,” “Nightline,” “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” and ABC News Radio and Digital.
Pierre Thomas ABC Age
Pierre is 68 years old as of February 2023, he was born in 1954 in Lausanne, Switzerland. He celebrates his birthday on November 23.
Pierre Thomas Height
Thomas 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 ABC Ethnicity
He is of Haitian ancestry.
Pierre Thomas Parents
Thomas is the fifth and youngest child of Nathaniel Thomas and Bertha Helen Brown Thomas. His mother is a homemaker while his father was a factory worker who worked at Lynchburg Foundry but he died in the mid 2000s. Pierre credits his work ethics to his father, who he revealed never missed work for the 10 years he was a factory worker.
Pierre Thomas Wife
Thomas married his wife Alison Thomas in 1998. The couple first met at a mutual friend\’s wedding and soon after began dating. Alison is a private person and despite her husband being in the media she keeps away from the limelight.
Pierre Thomas Kids
Pierre and his wife Alison have one son named Nathaniel Charles Thomas born in 2003. As a child, he was diagnosed with autism but he \’outgrew\’ the diagnosis.
Pierre Thomas ABC News
Pierre joined ABC News in November 2000 a where he serves as the Chief Justice Correspondent. He reports across all platforms such as World News Tonight with David Muir,” “Good Morning America,” “Nightline,” “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” and ABC News Radio and Digital. He began his journalism career at The Roanoke Times and World-News. He then joined CNN in 1997 as a Justice Department correspondent. During his tenure at CNN, 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.
During his tenure at ABC News, he has covered many major news such as special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation targeting President Trump, the Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando and the Boston marathon terrorist attacks. He also reported on the death of George Floyd and the protests against racial injustice and police brutality that followed.
He has also conducted high profile interviews such as, his two exclusive interview with Attorney General William Barr in 2020. He also interviewed FBI Director Chris Wray in December 2019, following the release of he DOJ watchdog report focused on the Russia investigation. In 2021, he conducted first exclusive television interview with U.S. Capitol Police officer Harry Dunn who protected the Capitol against armed insurrectionist on January 6. Dunn was the first U.S. Capitol Police officer to speak publicly about the events.
He also led 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.
During the terrorist attacks of September 11th, he was part of the ABC’s team of correspondents who covered the attacks 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.
He is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists. He is a member of the Gridiron Club, the nation’s oldest and one of its most prestigious journalistic organizations. He is also a former chairman of the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press.
Pierre Thomas Awards and Recognitions
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 Salary
He earns an annual salary of over $98,000.
Pierre Thomas Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $1 million.