Tom accidentally began his career in radio at the age of 9 when he would record himself commentating alongside playing Fifa on the Playstation. After he stopped with the video games, Tom completed a Theology degree at Cambridge before joining the BBC as a local radio reporter. From answering phones and making cups of coffee, he was nominated for a Sony Radio Academy Award before then joining LBC as a junior reporter in 2012. He was sent around the world covering terror attacks, the migration crisis, Trump’s campaign and the 2015 General Election. For his work as a reporter, Tom saw off household names from the BBC to be named both the National Radio Journalist of the Year and the International Reporter of the Year. In 2015 he became the station’s Chief Correspondent and the youngest ever presenter of a national talk radio show.
In 2016, he was hired by Downing Street as an adviser to Prime Minister May. As Head of Broadcast, Tom was given a unique perspective on numerous crises and history-making moments: the General Election 2017, triggering of Article 50 and Donald Trump’s election, to name but a few...read more
Tom left Downing Street to return to a career in broadcasting in March 2018 and can be seen regularly on This Morning, BBC, Sky and NBC News.
Tom is the presenter of Late Nights with Tom Swarbrick on LBC, and of the politics show Swarbrick on Sunday. He is also the host of “The Session”, a mind-bending hour on the frontiers of AI, neuroscience and deep space exploration.