Tom Newton Dunn

Tom Newton Dunn

Tom has been one of Britain's leading political journalists and commentators for the last 20 years, with a career spanning across print, digital and broadcast. Having first made his name as an award-winning defence correspondent, he went on to lead coverage of four general elections and the Brexit referendum, and interviewed seven British Prime Ministers and US President Donald Trump twice.


Tom joined The Daily Mirror's graduate trainee scheme in 1997, before being made the paper's Defence Correspondent after the 9/11 terrorist attacks and covered the Afghanistan and Iraq wars.

In 2004, he moved to The Sun as its Defence Editor, and was promoted to Political Editor in 2009, a role he carried out for 11 years. During that time, Tom became a well known broadcast commentator, appearing regularly on BBC1's Question Time and BBC Radio 4's Any Questions, and hosting BBC Radio 4's The Week in Westminster and What the Papers Say programmes. He was also a regular on Sky News, Good Morning Britain, Newsnight and The Andrew Marr Show.Tom left The Sun in 2020 to help launch Times Radio, as the new station's Chief Political Commentator and the presenter of its flagship Sunday morning political programme. There, he carried out the first ever broadcast interview of a Chief of MI6, Richard Moore. He also wrote a weekly political column for the Evening Standard in the slot left vacant by George Osborne.He moved to TalkTV on its launch in April 2022 to anchor an hour-long week night news programme, First Edition, securing a series of agenda-setting interviews, including the first with former chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng after his sacking by Liz Truss.Tom also hosted a Tory leadership debate between Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt in 2019, and a Tory leadership hustings between Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak in 2022.


'TND' has won seven national journalism awards, including Scoop of the Year at the 2007 What The Papers Say Awards and the 2008 British Press Awards for revealing the cockpit tapes behind the Matty Hull friendly fire incident. He also won Campaign of the Year and the Cudlipp Award for The Sun's Help For Heroes campaign at the British Press Awards in 2008, as well as Reporter of the Year.In 2015, he won the Politics Journalism award at the British Journalism Awards for revealing the Plebgate scandal, which was also successfully defended from a libel suit brought by former Government Chief Whip Andrew Mitchell. He also shared Scoop of the Year in 2018 for breaking the Pestminster scandal, which forced Defence Secretary Michael Fallon's resignation.


Tom has ghost written two military biographies, Sniper One (2006) and Apache (2008), both which made The Sunday Times best-selling list.

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