Thomas Drayton rejoined the FOX 29 news team in October, 2016, as co-anchor of the 4 to 6am hours of “Good Day Philadelphia.” He was previously co-anchor of the “
An Emmy award-winning anchor and correspondent with more than 23 years in broadcasting, Thomas moved to Philadelphia from Sacramento, CA, where he was an anchor from 2002 to 2008.
Prior to KTXL, Thomas served as weekend morning news co-anchor/reporter at KMGH/Denver. He held anchoring and reporting positions at KTVA/Anchorage, KTWO/Cheyenne and KXRM/Colorado Springs.
Thomas spent part of his childhood in the Delaware Valley, attending Marcus Newcomb Middle School in Pemberton Township, NJ, while his father was stationed at Fort Dix. He later attended Pepperdine University where he earned a B.A. in Telecommunications.
Recognized for his excellence in reporting, Thomas has received numerous awards and honors including the National Association of Broadcasters' Awards for Outstanding News Anchor, Outstanding News Producer, and Outstanding Investigative Reporting. Other accolades include NAACP Recognition for Leadership and Commitment to the Community, National Association of Black Journalists Award for Outstanding News Reporting and Associated Press as well as thirteen Emmy nominations.
Working with various non-profit organizations, Thomas supports numerous projects including working with families in need and individuals living with H.I.V./ AIDS. He founded three academic scholarships for underserved children in the community. He previously served as the Sacramento Vice President for the National Academy of Arts and Sciences, where he founded an additional academic scholarship for minority students who are interested in a broadcasting career.