For 25 years, Thomas Tobin worked in the television news business as a reporter, photographer, producer, executive producer and assistant news director. He spent most of his career in Washington, D.C. and New York City. Thomas was witness to, and responsible for, overseeing coverage of some of the most historic events of our time. He got his start as as intern at the NBC station in Bluefield, West Virginia and landed his first producing job in Roanoke, Virginia while still a senior at Virginia Tech. He went on to report and produce at several other stations in Virginia before eventually landing a producing role at the Fox owned television station in Washington, DC. It was also in DC where he landed his first Executive Producer role at top rated NBC owned WRC-TV where he worked under the same roof as legendary journalists like Tim Russert and Pete Williams. It was only a few years later that New York took notice and Thomas was hired as Assistant News Director at WABC where he led the day-to-day editorial coverage of the number one television station in the country. Thomas’s career also included several other Executive Producer roles in DC and New York. Perhaps his favorite was leading the team responsible for 6 hours of morning news and programming on New York’s Legendary WPIX. Thomas created a show which, coincidentally, would have a place for all of Pantelides PR current clients to make an appearance.
After a quarter century in the newsroom, Thomas moved to South Florida and decided to take some time off before beginning the next chapter of his life. Public relations was never on his radar, until he met Emily Pantelides. She convinced him that his skills and background would be a major asset to her clients.
Working for nearly every television broadcast network and major station ownership group, Thomas has worked with, hired and mentored countless journalists across the country. It’s these relationships that have translated into Pantelides PR client appearances on Fox News, Fox Business, Fox Weather, The Weather Channel, NBC News, MSBC, News Nation, Scripps News, CBS New York & Chicago, The NY Times, The NY Post and a number of other digital outlets, and network affiliate stations in Florida and across the country.
In his decades working inside a newsroom and being the deciding voice on what stories are covered and how they are covered, Thomas knows first hand what it takes to get a client on television, in print, or on a digital platform.
Over the years, Thomas has been rewarded for his work, winning multiple Emmys as a Producer and Executive Producer. He’s also won a number of other accolades alongside his team, including Edward R Murrow and Associated Press awards.
Thomas is beloved by all the Pantelides PR staff and our clients.