Tony Thomas

Tony Thomas joined WSB-TV Channel 2 in October 2009. He’s no stranger to Atlanta news; he spent more than 8 years reporting for WAGA-TV. In October 2013, Tony was promoted to Gwinnett County Bureau Chief.

Tony graduated from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois and got his first full-time reporting job at a TV station before even graduating college.  His first job was at WIFR-TV in Rockford, Illinois. After anchoring and investigative reporting positions in Madison, Wisconsin and Las Vegas, Nevada, Tony found his way to Atlanta.

Tony has covered almost all of the major stories across the Southeast since moving to Atlanta including hurricanes, tornados, the mass shootings at Virginia Tech, and the hunt and capture of Olympic Park Bomber Eric Rudolph.

Tony has been awarded seven Southeast Regional Emmy awards. He was also nominated for a National Spot News Emmy Award for his helicopter based coverage of a high speed chase through Atlanta in 2002.

Tony lives in DeKalb County with his wife and two daughters. When not chasing news, Tony is a die-hard Chicago Cubs baseball fan.

Latest from Tony Thomas

Lawmaker pushes to legalize marijuana in Georgia

A Metro Atlanta lawmaker wants to put at least the conversation, if not the reality, of legalized marijuana in Georgia on the table. Democratic state Sen. Curt Thompson introduced two bills - one allows for the sale of full plant medical marijuana for people with certain illnesses. The second would ...

Peachtree Corners neighbors fight proposed crematory

Dozens of Peachtree Corners residents are fighting to keep a local funeral home from adding a crematory to its property.   The residents fear the addition will impact their health and property values, but the funeral home owner says he knows of no such dangers.   Christy Creedon is leading ...

Police: Boys removed from home with roaches, feces, urine, trash

Two teen boys have been removed from their parents' Georgia home that had been in deplorable conditions, police said. Greg and Jackie Tate face child cruelty charges for the conditions Snellville police say their 15- and 17-year-old sons had to endure, WSB-TV and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported. The Gwinnett County ...

Police: 2 teens removed from home with roaches, feces, trash

Two teen boys have been removed from their parents' Snellville home left in deplorable conditions according to Snellville police. Greg Tate and Jackie Tate face child cruelty charges for the conditions Snellville police say their 15- and 17-year-old sons had to endure. The Gwinnett County Health Department has posted imminent ...

Gwinnett police find 50 pounds of meth during raid

Gwinnett County officials have busted what they call a large scale meth operation just outside of Lilburn. Police say four children were in the house, including three toddlers, when they raided the home Tuesday afternoon. Four adults have been arrested and are now facing drug and child cruelty charges.  Gwinnett ...

Aspiring Air Force pilot fights to walk again one day

Ignacio Montoya was just three months away from realizing his dream of becoming an Air Force pilot when he was struck along Pleasant Hill Road while riding his motorcyle.   Paramedics said he actually died for about 15 minutes before being revived. He has not walked since and has not ...

Dad accused of fleeing welfare worker fights to clear name

A judge has dropped half the charges against a Duluth father accused of grabbing his children and running when a welfare worker came to get them.   John Blue insists he had no idea the woman yelling at him in his front yard June 12 was a state welfare worker. ...

Nearly 60 arrested during warrant sweep of Gwinnett County

Authorities say they arrested 59 people wanted on charges for 74 different crimes during a warrant sweep across Gwinnett County. More than 100 police looked for felons throughout the county. Police say it can be a frustrating process for investigators to find someone for whom they have issued a warrant. ...

Last 2 suspects in teen’s death go on trial

Gwinnett County prosecutors will continue their case Thursday in the trial of two men accused in the killing of a Norcross teenager.   Rico West and Michael David are the last two of seven men accused in the 2012 home invasion and killing of 15-year-old Nick Jackson.    "This is ...

Suspect leads Snellville police on dangerous chase

Snellville police say a man who's been charged repeatedly for driving with a suspended license was at it again over the weekend, but this time he led police on a dangerous chase. Channel 2 Gwinnett bureau chief Tony Thomas obtained the dashcam video from several Snellville police cars, which showed ...

 
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