Philippa Tomson

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Philippa Tomson
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Philippa Tomson presenting The Best Secretary on Tyneside Award September 2009
Born (1977-08-30) 30 August 1977 (age 36)
York, England, United Kingdom
Occupation Journalist and presenter
Agent Mission Sports Management
Known for Presenting
Website
http://www.philippatomson.co.uk

Philippa Tomson is a British journalist and presenter.

Career[edit]

Television[edit]

In March 2002 she joined ITV News Central on ITV Central – newsreading bulletins, co-presenting alongside Bob Warman and reporting in the West Midlands region.[1][2][3] In addition, she worked as a freelancer with Central Extra on ITV Central, ITV News London on ITV London, the ITV News Channel and Westcountry Live on ITV Westcountry.[2]

On 25 September 2006, she became a co-presenter of ITV News Tyne Tees on ITV Tyne Tees.[2] On 2 February 2009 she was redeployed as the weather presenter and a fill-in presenter of ITV News Tyne Tees and Lookaround for ITV Tyne Tees & Border.[4][5][6]

In November and December 2009, Tomson appeared as a weather presenter for GMTV,[7][8] and on 29 December 2010 for Daybreak on ITV Breakfast.

On 1 May 2012 she joined Sky News as a freelance news presenter and reporter.[9]

From 11 October 2013 and 4 November 2013 she can be seen reporting for Daybreak (now Good Morning Britain) and ITV News London respectively.

Radio[edit]

From August 2008 until July 2011, she was an occasional co-presenter of Tony Horne in the Morning on Metro Radio.[10] In April 2009, she guest co-presented on Real Radio North East alongside former ITV Tyne Tees colleague Jonathan Morrell.

Writing[edit]

At the age of 18 she trained as a journalist and later became the chief reporter for the Express & Star in Wolverhampton.[1][11]

From February 2009 until August 2011, she was a columnist for the Sunday Sun.[12][13] She has worked as a features writer for the Daily Mail.[14]

Awards[edit]

Charity interests[edit]

Tomson is a member of the Cash for Kids charity.[15] She was also the 2008 vice-president for the Tsunami Fund Raising charity,[16] when she helped to raise money for students at the Ban Kamala School, devastated by the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.

She is a patron of Someone Cares and in 2009 took part in the Great North Run to raise funds and awareness for the charity.[17] In 2010 she ran the event for Brysons Animal Refuge and Ark on the Edge animal sanctuary.[18] while in 2012 she ran again in aid of Ark on the Edge and the Children's Heart Unit at the Freeman Hospital in Newcastle upon Tyne.[19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Philippa Tomson Zoom Info, 26 September 2012
  2. ^ a b c Philippa Tomson Official Website
  3. ^ Philippa Tomson The Birmingham Post, 1 August 2006
  4. ^ Tyne Tees news presenters axed in cost cuts ChronicleLive, 3 December 2008
  5. ^ Everyone is interested in the weather Liz Lamb, The Free Library, 16 January 2009
  6. ^ Full Border TV Lookaround line-up revealed News & Star, 17 January 2009
  7. ^ Weathergirl Philippa Tomson set to go national Sunday Sun, 1 November 2009
  8. ^ Travel's forecast Sunday Sun, 1 November 2009
  9. ^ News – My News Philippa Tomson, 28 April 2012
  10. ^ Stalker hell of TV's Philippa Tomson Pauline Holt, Sunday Sun, 24 August 2008
  11. ^ a b Philippa Tomson Profile Card Mission Sports Management
  12. ^ Sunday Sun – Columnists – Philippa Tomson Sunday Sun, 2 February 2009
  13. ^ Farewell Friends Sunday Sun, 28 August 2011
  14. ^ Philippa Tomson Daily Mail
  15. ^ Metro Radio – Cash for Kids charity, Metro Radio
  16. ^ Our History Gentlemen Songsters Male Voice Choir
  17. ^ Our Patron – Philippa Tomson Someone Cares
  18. ^ Relieved to finish Great North Run Sunday Sun, 26 September 2010
  19. ^ Car Torque with ...Sky News presenter Philippa Tomson The Northern Echo, 17 November 2012

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