Aaron Thomas

Aaron Thomas

WRAL reporter

Professional experience

2019 to present: Reporter, WRAL-TV; 2017 to 2019; Reporter/Multimedia Journalist, WRIC-TV, Richmond, VA; 2015 to 2017; Reporter/Multimedia Journalist, WTAJ-TV, State College, PA

Awards & Recognition

2018-Media Honor Roll Inductee, Virginia School Boards Association

News Philosophy

“Journalism is about results. It’s about affecting your community or your society in the most progressive way.” - Anan Aremeyaw Anas


B.A., Communication Media, North Carolina State University, 2014 (Go Pack!)


Fayetteville, North Carolina; raised in Fuquay-Varina, N.C.

Hobbies, Interests, Community Involvement

The gym is my second home! I also enjoy spending time at museums, the beach, and volunteering time at schools and churches


Mother, father, younger brother

Favorite Book

1984 by George Orwell

Like best about North Carolina

You get a taste of everything! Beaches, mountains, city life, country living, and the down-home food, obviously.

Most Memorable Assignments

Groundhog Day coverage in Punxsutawney, PA; Unite the Right Rally in Charlottesville, VA