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 37)
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.

On 12 December 2014, she was forced to present the weather forecast on Good Morning Britain on a stand in basis, after regular presenter Laura Tobin was unable to present from a live broadcast. Tobin later returned to the studio.

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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