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Tom Bradby is ITV News’ Political Editor, a position he took up in July 2005.

Prior to this he was UK Editor for ITV News, reporting on a broad spectrum of domestic issues.. Previously he worked as ITV News’ Royal Correspondent and before that he spent two years (1999-2001) as Asia Correspondent.

As Royal Correspondent for ITV News, Tom covered a number of key stories, including the Queen’s Jubilee year, as well as the death of the Queen Mother and Princess Margaret.

In October 1999 Tom was injured whilst covering the riots in Jakarta against the newly-elected President, Abdurrahman Wahid. He was hit in the leg by a flare attached to a chain as demonstrators clashed with armed police in the Indonesian capital. He underwent a three-hour operation for a compound fracture of his fibula and spent some days in hospital in Jakarta before being able to fly home to Hong Kong to convalesce.

Tom spent three years (1993-96) as Ireland Correspondent, during which time he covered the development of the peace process, the IRA ceasefire and Bill Clinton’s visit to Ireland in November 1995.

Tom joined ITN as an editorial trainee in 1990 and subsequently became Political Editor Michael Brunson’s producer in 1992.

Tom Bradby was born in Malta in 1967 but was educated in Britain at Sherborne School and Edinburgh University. He is married with three children. His first novel, ‘Shadow Dancer’, was published in January 1998, and he has since had several others published.

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