Philippa Thomas

Inside Biography


Fifty-two years old Philippa Thomas is a British television newsreader and journalist who has been serving as BBC news correspondent for twenty-five years. Currently, she is the main presenter of World News Today that airs on BBC World News. Thomas mainly reports from Africa, the Middle East, Australia, UK, the American, and Europe. Thomas was born on 22 November 1965, in Wakefield, West Yorkshire. Thomas spent her childhood in Wakefield with her family.

Early life and Education

Philippa Thomas was born in Wakefield, West Yorkshire. Information about her parents, brother, and sister is yet to be revealed by the journalist. Thomas earned the degree in Journalism from Harvard University.


Philippa Thomas has reported extensively from the United States, Africa, continental, and South America. Between 2007 and 2010, Thomas worked as a presenter and special correspondent in the BBC Washington, Bureau. There, she anchored political coverage, economic and culture, and filmed original features on U.S. Her stories aired on BBC World News, BBC America’s “World News America”, PBC World News, and the BBC online.

During 2007 and 2008, Philippa Thomas presented an one-hour news program on the BBC World News channel, and the 22:00 ET edition of World News Today. In between 1997 to 2001, she also worked as a BBC North America correspondent. At this time, she provided headline from the impeachment of President Clinton to the global impact of the nine/ eleven attacks.

Philippa Thomas also reported on the UK political scene from 1990 to 1997, including extensive coverage of the Northern Ireland peace progress. In July 2011, she returned to her BBC broadcast duties. At this time, she appeared as a correspondent on BBC News.

In the beginning of 2013, she worked as the main presenter of World News Today airing at 19:00 GMT Weekdays and 21: GMT on last days of the week on the re-launched BBC World News, on BBC 4 and BBC News Channel. Thomas is also an occasional presenter of The World Tonight on BBC Radio 4 and News hour on the BBC World Service.

Personal life and Affair

Talking about her personal life, Philippa Thomas has tied the knot with her boyfriend who is also a news correspondent. She is already married and has sons too. She loves to travel and her fans and followers can follow her on her twitter account @PhilippaBBC to get more updates of her.

by Bchrome, 15 Jan, 2017

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