Joel Thomas

Joel Thomas

Joel is an Emmy Award winning journalist with more than 15 years of television experience. He earned his bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism with a minor in political science. He enjoyed writing at an early age, and by junior high school decided to steer his future toward journalism. Joel wrote and shot photos for his hometown newspaper while in high school and focused his energy on broadcasting during his college years.

Over the years, Joel has worked in Bryan/College Station, Austin, New Orleans and Atlanta. During that time he’s covered a wide range of events, including the Branch Davidian stand-off, the Oklahoma City bombing, and President Clinton’s impeachment. His work has received numerous awards including more than a dozen from the Associated Press, a Texas Headliner’s Award, an Edward R. Murrow Award and an Emmy Award.

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Myles Garrett’s HS Coach Bursts With Pride

Martin High School’s head football coach Bob Wager was with Myles Garrett when he was drafted Thursday night.


Grandmother ‘An Eye For An Eye; He Needs To Pay For Killing My Baby’

One Fort Worth family has waited nearly two decades for this day, now they’re only an hour away from the justice they’ve wanted for the murder of a college cheerleader.


Former Firefighter’s Stance On Prop 2 Draws Ire From Colleagues

A battle at the ballot box about how Arlington’s fire department is controlled has ignited passionate debate.


Arlington’s K9 Units Are Cute, Cuddly And Can Sniff Out Explosives

They’re cute. They’re cuddly. They’re among the country’s most elite anti-terrorism tools. Arlington’s K9 units have a skill to keep crowds safe which few others in the U.S. have.


Rowlett Pays Big Money After Building Radio Tower On Wrong Land

Rowlett taxpayers are paying for a towering mistake after a radio tower was accidentally built on someone’s private property.


North Texan Sues E-Cigarette Battery Maker For Explosion In Pocket

Matthew Bonestele said the spare battery in his pocket exploded and burned him.


Some Cities Challenge Oncor’s Proposed Electricity Rate Increase

Oncor is seeking to raise its electric rates to increase its revenue by 7½ percent.


Family Of Driver Who Hit Arlington Teen Apologizes

A morning walk to school ended with a 15-year old boy fighting for his life in the hospital.


Medal Of Honor Recipients Recognized In North Texas

More than 500 motorcycles, officers from more than a dozen law enforcement agencies and firefighters from three dozen agencies rode alongside the Medal of Honor recipients. Well wishers cheered them along from the roadside.


UTA Student Putting Thumbprint On New Research

A UT Arlington student has found a way to use just a thumbprint to tell if someone has handled illegal drugs.


Family Mourns Young Brothers Killed By Exposed Power Line

A makeshift memorial of shiny, Mylar balloons, flowers and colorful pinwheels appeared next to the wooded area where two brothers died as one tried to save the other from electrocution on a downed power line.


Fort Worth To Expand Technology To Track Heavy Rainfall

Fort Worth is now looking for ways to warn people of approaching floods before they happen.



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