ANCHOR/REPORTER, KGO ABC 7, Retieed (ANCHOR KCBS RADIO)
Nearly three decades working in one shop is a long time. But Eric Thomas did just that, sitting on the anchor desk and reporting at KGO ABC7 more than 26 years. A St. Louis native, he joined the station in 1994. Throughout the years, he moved from the field to the anchor desk – and then back into the field again. Whether on the anchor desk or reporting, he focused on keeping viewers informed and educated. Thomas has a big passion about airplanes and military history. That interest and expertise paired well with his job. He flew with the Blue Angels and traveled to the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea. His expertise was invaluable when explaining details about an Asiana Flight that slammed into the runway at San Francisco International Airport. Thomas retired in 2020 after covering thousands of stories – some about famous people – and many about people next door.