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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Fort Worth Looking At Improvements For Lake Arlington

The Arlington side has lakeside property development, large, child-friendly park facilities and plenty of roads accessing the water. The Fort Worth side doesn’t even have a permanent restroom.


TCU parking (Joel Thomas - CBS11)

Parking Disruption At TCU Caused By Thursday Night Football

The university needed parking for around 3,800 season ticket holders. Students and faculty who commute were told to start their commute thirty minutes early, park at Will Rogers Coliseum and take shuttle buses.


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Fort Worth Neighbors Concerned Over Hiding Place For Crimes

They say the fields around them have become a criminal dumping ground.


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Meals On Wheels Delivery Driver Saves Man’s Life

Three weeks ago, by chance, a delivery driver saved a man’s life because of a Meals on Wheels last-minute change to the delivery schedule.


Fort Worth House Fire (credit Joel Thomas)

61-Year-Old Woman Found Dead In Fort Worth House Fire

A 61-year-old woman was found dead Friday in a house that burned on McGee Drive in Fort Worth.

CBS 11–10/23/2015

Camden Property

Camden Complex Won’t Hold Packages For Resident Pickup

A major, national apartment property owner is telling tenants at more than 160 properties it won’t pile packages for pickup at its office any more. Camden Property Trust is on record as saying holding packages for residents is becoming a larger and more time consuming job every year.


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Word Spread About Mysterious Creature Roaming Denton Neighborhood

Word is spreading around Denton about a mysterious creature wandering one of its neighborhoods. It’s a ghostly looking, four-legged animal and now one man has captured pictures and figured out what it is.

CBS 11–10/15/2015

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Thieves Steal Local Boy Scout Trailer Packed With Gear & Supplies

A Boy Scout trailer, full of camping gear and cooking supplies, is swiped from a North Texas church parking lot.

CBS 11–10/13/2015


Granada Theatre Opens For Rangers Watching Party

The Granada Theatre in Dallas decided yesterday to open its doors early for a free Rangers watch party for Friday’s Game 2 of the ALDS.


Suspect in sob story scam in Golden Triangle Area (CBS11)

Convincing Sob Story Leads To Scam In Golden Triangle Area

The crying scammer is described as an African-American woman in her late 30’s or early 40’s, about 5’6″ tall, 250 to 300 pounds with dark shoulder-length hair sometimes worn in braids.


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Field Where Burned Body Was Found Is Notorious For Illegal Dumping

Follow CBSDFW.COM: Facebook¬†|¬†Twitter FORT WORTH (CBS 11 NEWS) – Wednesday night people who live near the field where a body was dumped and set on fire talked openly about how they’ve been complaining about the […]

CBS 11–09/30/2015

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Neighbors Concerned After Burning Body Found In Nearby Field

An east Fort Worth neighborhood is on edge tonight after a gruesome discovery nearby. Police found a burning body in a field off of Cravens Road late Monday night.

CBS 11–09/29/2015



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