Matt Thomas


Recipient of the BEST RADIO REPORTER award in The Charles E. Green Awards (2016)

1080 KRLD AM


Judge’s Comments:

Matt Thomas is a compelling live reporter, whether reporting from the rampage against police in downtown Dallas or covering political conventions or damaging storms. His energy in each report is appropriate to that story without resorting to melodramatic hyperbole. His clear, direct writing (or ad-libbing) makes for not only solid journalism but engaging radio.

Vince Patton
Retired Public & Commercial Broadcast Journalist
Portland, Oregon

Judge’s Bio:

Vince Patton spent 35 years as a journalist in television and radio. During his career, he reported for Oregon Public Broadcasting, KGW-TV in Portland, WFAA-TV in Dallas and KAKE-TV in Wichita. He’s a 10-time Emmy winner and two-time Charles E. Green Award Winner from the Headliners Foundation of Texas. 

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Matt Thomas

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