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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Free Historic Home… But There’s A Catch

You could own a historic house for free. But there’s one catch — you must give the old house a new home.

03/22/2017

Fort Worth Erasing Stereotypes Of Affordable Housing

Fort Worth is trying to erase stereotypes of affordable housing. They say it’s a far bigger group of people who needs the housing now.

03/21/2017

Dallas Mayor Wants 911 System Upgraded

Many experts say 911 systems across the country need a major overhaul.

03/17/2017

New Apartment Complex Cause For Concern In Fort Worth Neighborhood

The development of condos and apartments along historic Samuels Avenue so far has mostly been over dilapidated buildings and run down warehouses. But the next phases of the project down there moving to more established and historic homes.

03/14/2017

Arlington PD Searching For ID Theft Victims After Big Bust

Police say they seized backpacks full of mail and documents and piles of credit cards and IDs — even medical records. But, victims may not know they’ve been compromised.

03/13/2017

North Texas Ranchers Sending Badly-Needed Hay To Panhandle

The grass to feed cattle is gone after the wildfires.

03/10/2017

AT&T 911 Problem Fixed, But No Word On What Happened

The FCC says it is unacceptable that for 5 hours people couldn’t use this to call for help.

03/09/2017

Residents Jump From Second Story Of Burning Benbrook Apartments

One man died and one woman was rescued by Benbrook police officers during the overnight fire.

03/03/2017

Some Concerned About Weather Emergency Siren Not Working

Most cities routinely test their outdoor emergency warning sirens approximately once a week. But one Fort Worth siren has been routinely broken and fixed and broken again for months.

03/01/2017

Family Desperate To Find Man Last Seen Two Weeks Ago

A North Texas family as a bad feeling about what happened to their loved one. No one has seen or heard from Jim Bob Cook, 56, since February 8 and there aren’t any clues about his disappearance.

02/22/2017

Fort Worth Looking To Land 4-Star Hotel Next To Arts District

Developers want to put a 12-story hotel right next to the Arts District and the booming Seventh Street area, in the 3300 block of Camp Bowie Blvd.

02/21/2017

Training Simulator At FWPD Gives Life-Saving Lesson

With a trainer at the controls, it interacts with officers and it gives them real world options without pulling the trigger.

02/20/2017

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