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.
Follow Matt on Twitter @MattThomasNews or you can send him an e-mail at MLThomas@CBS.com
A church in Dallas is now at odds with the Baptist General Convention of Texas after a recent decision on welcoming gay worshipers.
North Texas electric workers are making the long drive to Florida to help with outages that are expected when Hurricane Matthew makes landfall.
Growth near Lake Lavon has meant an often hard-fought battle to improve the main artery through the Wylie area.
If you’re impatient and just can’t wait for the State Fair next week, SMU has some good news.
A landlord trying to evict some tenants from a home stumbles on a possible meth lab in a Plano neighborhood.
Drivers can now see what the Dallas North Tollway will look like when addition of a fourth lane is complete.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott is making a stop in North Texas as part of his 19 city book tour promoting, “Broken But Unbowed.”
The massive LBJ Express project that has reconfigured 635 across North Dallas is done, and what a feat it was to transform the old 635LBJ from I-35 to past the ‘High Five’
One of the biggest record stores you’ll find exists right along LBJ in North Dallas.
Collin County has its fair share of big road projects. One is wrapping up and another is just getting underway.
The Dallas district of the Texas Department of Transportation has secured funding to make permanent repairs to I-35 E from Northwest Highway in Dallas to Valley View Lane in Farmers Branch.
KRLD’s Matt Thomas spoke with Adrian Quintanilla of AT&T about Gigapower, their new ultra fast fiber TV, Video, and Voice service.