As of 2007, Thomas is a reporter for entertainment programs such as Entertainment Tonight and The Insider.
Thomas has an older sister named Patsy.
Thomas is Roman Catholic.
Thomas has been a member of the of National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association since 2005.
Thomas is left-handed.
Thomas publicly came out that he was gay at the September 8, 2006 National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association conference in Florida.
Thomas started his news career at the NBC San Diego affiliate KNSD-TV as a writer and field producer.
Thomas received the 2001 Edward R. Murrow Award for his documentary about a local Virginia/North Carolina puppy mill.
Thomas attended Calvert Hall College High School, a Catholic preparatory high school for boys in Towson, Maryland.
Thomas tried to commit suicide when he was 14 years old because he was being sexually abused by his Catholic priest.
In 2002, Thomas received an Emmy nomination and won a Virginia AP Award for his investigation into a local puppy mill that was eventually shut down due to his reporting.
In 2001, The Virginian Pilot, a newspaper based in Hampton Roads, Virginia, voted Thomas as their "favorite male anchor."
As of 2001, Thomas resides in Atlanta, Georgia.
In 2005, Jezebel magazine named Thomas one of the "50 Most Beautiful Atlantans."
Thomas' first reporting job was for a small cable station in Westminster, Maryland.
In 2005, People magazine asked Thomas to be one of the bachelors in the magazine's '50 Sexiest Bachelors' issue, but he declined.
In 1994, Thomas graduated from McDaniel College with a major in Communication and a minor in Journalism.
Thomas: (On hiding his homosexuality) It's painful to open up and trust people with something I was guarding with everything I had… (but) most of my fears have been put aside because of the kindness of the people I work with.