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 is Assistant News Director for KRLD and the Texas State Radio Network. He has been anchoring the KRLD Afternoon News since 2012.
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. He has also been a part of several, “Best Newscast” awards from the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters.
In 2010, Matt won a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for a special series on dangerous roads in North Texas. Matt is currently Radio President on the board of the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters. He has been on the board since 2011.
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 Radio. His on-air career on-air started while he was in college doing both airborne and studio traffic reports for KRLD and several other stations in North Texas.
When he’s not reporting, anchoring or assigning stories, Matt enjoys spending time with his beautiful wife Megan and with his friends and family. Matt lives in Plano and his hobbies include playing golf and going to events happening across the Dallas/Fort Worth area.
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Matt Thomas speaks with Howard Porteus, Project Manager for Viridian, a master planned community in Arlington.
KRLD’s Matt Thomas interviews Munck Wilson Mandala Intellectual Property Lawyer Jamil Alibhai about winning a multi-million dollar lawsuit for Texas Advanced Optoelectronic Solutions.
With State Farm and other large companies moving to Richardson, thousands of workers are joining commuters on the roads.
The growth of the McKinney area has been fast, but many who have moved here say the construction on State Highway 75 has been anything but.
If you look out on I-35 in Carrollton, you will see a lot of construction equipment.
For years, one of the biggest issues in Fort Worth has been I-35 W on the north side of downtown. But North Tarrant Express Spokesman Tommy Williamson says help is on the way in the form of construction.
Toll roads have had a major impact on areas like Frisco and McKinney in recent years, and many are expecting the same kind of growth to come with the opening of the Chisolm Trail Parkway in Tarrant and Johnson Counties.
Before there was a Highland Park or a Westlake, the movers and shakers of Dallas lived on historic Swiss Avenue in Old East Dallas. Most of the houses still look the way they did nearly 100 years ago.
In just a few short years the area near the Denton/Collin County line has been transformed by the extension of one road.
The construction contractor announced back in August that the DFW Connector project at the north end of DFW Airport was finished. That announcement has led many drivers to wonder why there have still been backups and detours
One of the biggest issues people in North Tarrant County have been dealing with over the past few years is road work — but there is a little light at the end of the tunnel.
In the middle of downtown Plano sits a Scandinavian gift shop that, in addition to being full of heritage, is housed in a lot of history.