Marc Thomas is the co-anchor for Good Morning Basin from 5 a.m. to 8 a.m. and the host of the weekly energy report “Powering the Permian.” Marc comes to the Permian Basin from Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he worked as the regional media relations officer for the Southwestern Region of the USDA Forest Service. He also taught courses in the communications and journalism department at The University of New Mexico after earning a master’s degree in 2019. Marc was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA. He is a veteran of the United States Air Force and received an honorable discharge in 2014 after attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant.

After leaving the military, he enrolled in the journalism program at the University of Kentucky and worked at the Kentucky Kernel, the student newspaper. Marc is part of the team awarded the prestigious Pacemaker Award by the National Scholastic Press Association in 2016. He was also recognized by the Kentucky Press Association’s “Excellence in Kentucky Newspapers” as a finalist for “Best News Story” in 2015. Marc is a proud alumnus of UK’s award-winning newscast “UK Student News Network.” One of his stories took the top award by the Associated Press for “Best News Story.” 

He started his professional career in journalism and communications as the weekend digital content producer and assignment manager for the NBC affiliate in Lexington, Kentucky, in 2015. Some of the news he covered in Kentucky include Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis’ refusal to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, the world-famous Kentucky Derby, and the enormous fire at the Blue Grass Stockyards complex. From there, he went on to work as an MMJ/Reporter and news anchor for KFVS, the CBS affiliate in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, in 2017. At KFVS, he covered important stories such as the deadly school shooting at a high school in Marshall County, Kentucky, the “Great American Eclipse,” and the debate about monuments to Confederate leaders. 

Marc is excited about his move to Odessa/Midland and hopes to explore the region in his spare time with his rescue dogs Jack-Jack and Trixie. Marc also enjoys hitting the gym, camping, and reading a good novel.

If you would like to send Marc any story ideas, suggestions on what to do in the area or say hello, feel free to email him. Also, don’t forget to follow his Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter pages.