Tom Hourigan is NationalWorld.com’s Politics Editor. He writes about Westminster, the decisions that are taken there and the impact they have on communities across the UK.
He’s an experienced journalist, having worked as a broadcaster and editor for some of the country’s largest media organisations over the past 15 years. After a spell in local radio in different parts of England including Cumbria and the West Midlands, Tom joined Sky News Radio in 2013 - regularly interviewing Cabinet ministers and other high-profile politicians as part of his duties. He moved to Bauer Media in 2015, overseeing news output for two national commercial radio stations, Absolute Radio and Magic - where he read the news at breakfast time to an audience of more than three million.
In 2017, he joined BBC News - working across its network radio output as a producer and editor. As well as editing the news bulletins on Radio 4’s Today programme, he was a regular newsreader on Radio 2 and 6 Music, appearing alongside presenters including Ken Bruce, Jeremy Vine and Sara Cox.
Tom joined NationalWorld.com in May 2023 to try to make sense of events in Parliament and Whitehall for its audience, and explain why what happens there matters to us all.
He lives in London.