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Tomasz Lis, 2007
March 6, 1966|
Zielona Góra, Poland
|Occupation||Journalist, author, TV presenter|
Tomasz Lis [ˈtɔmaʂ ˈlis] ( listen) (born March 6, 1966 in Zielona Góra) is a Polish journalist and former TV anchor of “TVN Fakty” ("TVN Facts") and “Wydarzenia” ("Events"). Tomasz Lis began his career in the public Polish Television (TVP) in 1990 after winning an open competition for the post of a newsreader.
From 1994 to 1997: correspondent in Washington, D.C. for TVP.
In 2003 he published his book Co z tą Polską? (What's with Poland?) which became a bestseller in Poland (selling over 100,000 copies).
From late 2010 to February 2012: editor-in-chief of the current affairs weekly "Wprost."
In March 2012 he became editor-in-chief of "Newsweek Polska."
He is now restricted to broadcasting online, as the government have tried to silence his criticism and attempts to hold them to account.
He married Kinga Rusin in June 1994. The couple divorced on June 27, 2006. They have two daughters: Pola (born in 1996) and Iga, born in 2000. In 2007 married a well-known Polish journalist, Hanna Smoktunowicz.