Pierre Thomas Biography
Pierre Thomas is a well-known American journalist currently working as a senior justice correspondent at ABC News since November 2000. He has twice received an Emmy, and also won a Dupont Award and Peabody Award, and has been named by the National Association of Black Journalists as “Journalist of the Year”.
Pierre has led numerous important investigations at ABC News including an analysis of voluntarily reported arrest data which disclosed a stark racial disparity in the U.S., insight into how COVID-19 spread so broadly and quickly over the United States as well as an in-depth look at the opioid epidemic crisis in America.
Pierre Thomas Age
Pierre Thomas was born on 23rd November 1954, in Lausanne, Switzerland. He is 67 years old.
Pierre Thomas Height
Pierre is a man of moderate stature and stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches (Approx 1.7 m).
Pierre Thomas Family
Pierre is the youngest of five children born to a traditional family in southern Virginia, comprising of a homemaker’s mother and a factory worker’s father. As for Pierre, his dad never missed a single day for a decade while working as a factory worker.
Pierre Thomas Education
After finishing his primary and high school education, he went to Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Later on, he joined Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism in 1984.
Pierre Thomas Wife
Pierre is happily hitched to his wife called Allison Thomas. The pair tied the knot in 1998. The lovely couple shares an adorable son called Nathaniel Charles Thomas.
Pierre Thomas Salary
He earns a satisfactory salary of $77,511 per year. This is according to ABC News senior justice correspondents’ salaries.
Pierre Thomas Net Worth
Pierre Thomas has piled up a decent wealth over the years he has worked and has an estimated net worth ranging between $1 million – $5 million.
Pierre Thomas Career
Pierre kicked off his journalism career at The Roanoke Times and World News. In 1987, he moved to The Washington Post where he worked for a decade and Ben Bradlee served as a mentor. In 1997, he moved to television with a job at CNN where he served as a justice correspondent. Pierre joined ABC News in the year 2000.
Pierre and the ABC News team received DuPont, Peabody, and Emmy awards in 2001 for their coverage of the events of September 11, 2001. He and the ABC News family also attained an Emmy in the year 2009 for their coverage of President Obama’s inauguration.
In 2012, The National Association of Black Journalists named him “Journalist of the Year,” especially citing his accomplishments in accurately covering breaking stories around the death of Osama bin Laden and also the shooting of U.S. Representative Gabby Giffords.
In 2015, he received the Radio Television Digital News Association’s John F. Hogan Distinguished Service Award for “contributions to both journalism and freedom of the press.”