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Will Thomas

I co-anchor The Edge at 11 pm Monday through Friday and file reports on stories that impact your life.

Originally from California, I moved to D.C. thinking it would be a stopover in my career, but fell in love with the region and the people. I've been awarded with two Emmys for in-depth and live reporting, but it's your loyalty that matters to me most. After all, we've been through a lot together over these years and I've been honored to cover many of the biggest stories of the past 16 years, like the impeachment of President Clinton, the saga of Elian Gonzalez who attempted to flee Communist Cuba with his mother, the attacks of September 11th, the disappearance of Chandra Levy, the D.C. area sniper shootings and eventual execution of John Allen Muhammad.

I've also hit the road traveling to places like Istanbul, Turkey after the devastating 7.6 magnitude earthquake, Austin, Texas for the 2000 presidential election with uncertain results and Nacogdoches, Texas for the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster.

No matter what the story, the journalists at FOX 5 want you to see and feel the story through the lens of those affected. I'm fortunate to work with such an amazing group of people and my closest colleagues, especially my co-anchor, Shawn Yancy, would tell you I love to laugh and joke around in the newsroom and in the studio during commercial breaks. We can't be so serious all the time!

Away from FOX 5, I stay active in the gym, running and swimming. I'm also involved in numerous charities including the National Kidney Foundation. I serve on the board of directors for the National Capital Area and personally raised $10,000 in the 2013 D.C. Kidney Walk. The formula was simple; $1,000 for every year I was an honorary chair for the annual walk. There is also a very personal reason I work to promote the awareness, prevention and treatment of kidney disease. My mother, Diane, received a kidney transplant and lived for another 16 years before passing in the summer of 2012.

If you see me around, please stop and say hello. In the meantime, connect with me on my Will Thomas FOX 5 DC Facebook page and on Twitter @willthomasfox5. Thanks for watching.
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