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Matt Thomas

Matt-Thomas  Matt Thomas is an award-winning journalist who has been reporting and anchoring full-time on NewsRadio 1080-KRLD since 2006.  In addition to his on-air work, Matt also currently serves as the station’s Assistant News Director.

Prior to joining KRLD the North Texas native worked as a reporter at NewsRadio 740-KTRH in Houston. It was there he covered several high-profile stories, including the sixteen-week fraud and conspiracy trial of Enron bosses Ken Lay and Jeff Skilling. Matt also covered hurricane Rita from Beaumont and spent weeks reporting from New Orleans both before and after hurricane Katrina.

Matt is a reporter at heart, and still loves it when he has the opportunity to go to the scene of breaking news. He has been named, “Best Spot News Reporter” by the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters several times.

In 2010, Matt won a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for a special series on dangerous roads in North Texas. Matt is currently on the board of directors of the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters.

Matt was raised in Denton County, but moved to New York City to attend college after high school graduation. While there, he worked part-time as a desk assistant at ABC News. When he’s not reporting, anchoring or assigning stories, Matt enjoys spending time with family and friends. His hobbies include playing golf and going to events happening across the Dallas/Fort Worth area.

Follow Matt on Twitter @MattThomasNews or you can send him an e-mail at MLThomas@CBS.com

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TxDot Launches Online ‘Road-Trip’ Map

Headed out for that Summer road trip? TxDot has an interactive online map of the state that shows areas where road work could be a problem.

06/20/2012

A fire engine from the Brownwood Fire Department, outside the funeral of 39-year-old Shannon Stone. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Garland Firefighter’s Association Confirms Hazing Incident

The head of the Garland Firefighter’s Association is confirming a report that a rookie firefighter was chased, sprayed with hoses and duct taped to a back board back in February inside a fire station.

06/11/2012

DFW Airport

DFW Airport Officials Anticipate Storm Recovery To Take Hours

Recovering from the storms that stranded thousands of travelers and caused mass cancellations yesterday could last well into the evening Thursday, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport officials said.

06/07/2012

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Mother Who Was Run Over During Carjacking Out Of ICU

She’s out of Intensive Care at John Peter Smith Hospital, but doctors say a Tarrant County mother who was carjacked and run over by her own van still faces a painful recovery.

05/15/2012

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Denton ISD Won’t Conduct Nationwide Search For Superintendent

The president of the Denton ISD school board is explaining the lack of a nationwide search for a new superintendent.

05/10/2012

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Fort Worth Abandons Plan To Cease Hiring Smokers

Fort Worth is not moving forward with a plan to refuse to hire smokers.

05/07/2012

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Tornado Insurance Claims Exceed Initial Estimates

Insurance claims from the tornadoes and hail that hit one month ago will exceed initial estimates.

05/03/2012

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Birthday Party Brawl Leaves 1 Dead

Beatings, stabbings and gunfire broke out at what was supposed to be a family celebration in Ellis County Saturday night.

03/25/2012

Dallas' main post office (Jay Gormley/CBSDFW)

Post Office To Merge North Texas Mail Processing

The money troubles at the U.S. Postal Service will mean a consolidation of mail processing in North Texas.

02/23/2012

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Water District Extends Stage 3 Restrictions Until June

Thanks to the recent rain cities across Collin and Dallas counties have been saved from Stage 4 watering restrictions.

01/26/2012

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Fuel City Owner Surprised By New DPD Shoplifting Policy

The owner of a well-known Dallas gas station learns the hard way about the new Dallas Police Department policy on shoplifting.

01/12/2012

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8 Dead In Northeast Texas Crash

A Texas Department of Public Safety trooper says eight people, including three children, have been killed in a fiery, two-vehicle crash in Northeast Texas.

12/30/2011

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