Tom began his career in the media with ITV as Ireland Correspondent over 15 years ago. A former Political Editor for ITV News and new presenter, he has earned the reputation of ‘saying it like it is’, a quality that is reflected on the corporate stage with his after dinner speaking. Tom is available for presenting, after dinner speaking, conference and awards hosting.
Tom began his career in the media with ITV as Ireland Correspondent almost 20 years ago. During this time he reported on the peace process and also took the opportunity to complete his first novel, Shadow Dancer. From Ireland he moved to Hong Kong where he worked as Asia Correspondent. It was there, while covering a riot in Jakarta that he was shot and seriously wounded. Following his recovery, Tom came back to the UK where he served a spell as Royal Correspondent before becoming UK Editor and finally taking up the role of Political Editor for ITV News and presenter of the Agenda. He has subsequently gone on to become news anchor for ITV’s News At Ten.
On television Tom has earned the reputation of ‘saying it like it is’, a quality that is reflected on the corporate stage with his after dinner speaking. His presentations highlight his experiences in journalism coupled with witty anecdotes on times spent with leading figures in today’s society and insights on the behind-the-scenes workings of the modern political world.
Aside from his presenting and speaking roles, Tom is the author of a number of best-selling novels, one of which, the Master of Rain, was short-listed for the Crime Writer’s Association Steel Dagger for Best Thriller of the Year. His book The White Russian received similar acclaim being short-listed for the Crime Writer’s association Ellis Peters Award for the Best Historical Crime Novel. The same nomination was given to his novel The God of Chaos.. Tom is available for presenting, after dinner speaking, conference and awards hosting.