Upon joining the wild world of television in 1996, Craig Thomas was told it's not a job, it's a lifestyle and he loves the lifestyle.
Craig came to Tucson from Toledo, Ohio, where he was a part of an Emmy-winning morning news team at WTOL 11. Before that, he worked in Winston-Salem, NC, and Syracuse, NY, and started his career as a producer at FOX News Channel in New York City. He has anchored, reported, and produced, in both news and sports.
He grew up in New York City, so Tucson is similar – in that it's also in the United States. One of Craig's goals is to prove New Yorkers are actually friendly and patient people. He is excited to live in and experience all that Southwest Arizona has to offer.
Craig's job at Tucson News Now is to tell the stories behind the headlines, and explain how the news affects people throughout the area. He looks forward to advocating for people whose voices sometimes aren't heard.
Four great years of Craig's life were spent in the hills of New Hampshire attending Dartmouth College, and in 2010, he graduated from the University of Massachusetts Business School.
Craig loves music, art, and sports. Unfortunately, he is a horrendous musician, a bad artist, and his athletic prime has yet to come along (although he is not ready to give up hope just yet).
Please get in touch with Craig through email or Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
A controversial agency that houses migrant children receives hundreds of millions of dollars in taxpayer money. A former employee-turned-whistleblower told KOLD Investigator Craig Thomas that some of that money is wasted.
"Prosecutors and all of law enforcement never gave up the hunt for the killer of these two little girls. The cases went unsolved but they were never closed,” Pima County Attorney Barbara LaWall said during a news conference.
In it, he writes that ADOT should “revisit its position on refusing to install median cable barriers.” He also asked ADOT to get “more public input, more factual data, and more inclusion and regard for the victim’s families.”
Now Ten years later, white crosses remembering Pam and Ann still stand alongside highway I-10 on mile 171. Humphrey's still fighting to put something else in the middle of the road - cable median barriers.
John McCain was one of the most important and well known politicians of the last four decades. In this special edition of our Tucson Talks podcast, we discuss his life and legacy with Tucson News Now's Bud Foster.
Not enough officers. The department and city of Tucson admits it is a problem. They say because of budget issues and retirements - the department has its fewest number of officers in 30 years. The number is about 800.
KOLD investigated and found out how big of an issue MS-13 gang members are in our area. MS-13 is a notorious, criminal gang that started in Central America, and some members are now in our country.. President Donald Trump says the MS-13 gang is a huge problem when it comes to immigration. On Wednesday, June 20th he said " we're throwing by the thousands MS-13, they come into the country.
A brand new report says selfies taken at a distance of about 12 inches from the face increases perceived nose size by nearly 30 percent. The report was published Thursday in the JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery journal.
El mensaje que está escrito en el muero "todas las personas tiene los mismos derechos". Esa es la idea que tienen en el comedor en Nogales, Sonora. Esta menos de una milla de la frontera con Estados Unidos. Es la primera parada para personas que fueron deportados y la última para personas tratando de cruzar A EE.UU. Noticias KOLD 13 Craig Thomas fue a Nogales para saber más de es comedor.
Paso por paso y milla por milla Maureen Moore camina. "Yo es salido cuando esta 110 grados, pero solo tienes que caminar un poco más temprano." La mejor abuela está caminando seis veces a la semana por los últimos 5 años en el loop que comienza en el Parque Kristina Taylor Green a lado noroeste. Ella hace tres millas cada día. Es una batalla para hacer ejercicio cuando son días festivos.