Tom Bradby Bio, Wiki, Age, Wife, Children, Net Worth, Interviews, Meghan Markle and Prince Harry
Tom Bradby Bio, Wiki
Tom Bradby is a British journalist and novelist who was political editor for ITV News from 2005 to 2015, and currently presents the News at Ten and political discussion series The Agenda with Tom Bradby.
He has worked for ITN, producer of ITV News, since 1990 when he joined the organisation as an editorial trainee. Bradby subsequently became producer for ITV’s political editor Michael Brunson in 1992.
From 1993 to 1996, he was ITV’s Ireland correspondent, reporting on events including the Northern Ireland peace process, the IRA ceasefire and Bill Clinton’s visit to Ireland in November 1995. From 1999 to 2001, Bradby was ITV’s Asia correspondent.
In October 1999, Bradby 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. Bradby underwent a three-hour operation for a compound fracture of his fibula and spent several days in a Jakarta hospital before flying home to Hong Kong to convalesce.
He returned to Britain and began a stint as royal correspondent, covering a number of key stories, including the Queen’s Jubilee year, as well as the deaths of Princess Margaret and the Queen Mother. Bradby later became UK editor and then political editor, taking on the role in 2005.
On 16 November 2010, he carried out the first official interview of Prince William and Kate Middleton at St James’s Palace after the couple’s engagement was announced. It was reported that he was chosen specifically to conduct the interview owing to a long-standing acquaintance with Prince William. He subsequently attended their wedding as a guest.
Tom has since transitioned from reporter to presenter for a variety of programmes: In February 2012, ITV launched a weekly political discussion programme, The Agenda, hosted by Bradby; in August 2013, he presented an edition of News at Ten for the first time; and in May 2015, Bradby presented ITV’s main coverage of the 2015 general election. Bradby took over as the sole main newscaster of the flagship News at Ten in October 2015.
In June 2016, he led live coverage of the EU Referendum 2016 for ITV News.
Tom Bradby Education
Bradby was born in Malta and after a short spell in Gibraltar he moved to Britain and he attended Westbourne House School, Sherborne School and the University of Edinburgh.
Tom Bradby Age
Bradby was born Thomas Matthew Bradby on 13 January 1967 in Malta (he is 52 years old as of 2019. He celebrates his birthday on 13th January every year.
Tom Bradby Family
Bradby has not provided any information about his parents or siblings.
Tom Bradby Wife
Bradby is married to Claudia, the daughter of Vice-Admiral Hon. Sir Nicholas John Hill-Norton. The couple tied the knot in 1994 and together they have three children; two sons Sam Bradby and Jack Bradby, and a daughter named Louisa Bradby. The couple resides in Hampshire.
Tom Bradby Net Worth
Tom has an estimated net worth of $11 million, which is just over £8.8million. He has accumulated his net worth from his successful career as a journalist, television presenter, and writer.
Tom Bradby Books
Bradby has written several novels:
- Shadow Dancer (1998)
- The Sleep of the Dead (2001)
- The Master of Rain (2002)
- The White Russian (2003)
- The God of Chaos (2004)
- Blood Money (2009)
- Secret Service (2019)
Bradby wrote the ITV drama The Great Fire, broadcast in 2014.
Tom Bradby Health | Tom Bradby Insomnia
In May 2019, Bradby said suffering from insomnia last year felt “ten times more frightening” than being shot in the leg in Indonesia earlier in his career.
He was forced to take about four months off from presenting the news last year after he began to struggle to sleep, with five totally sleepless nights over the course of three weeks.
On other nights, he would still be awake and in a “total panic” at 3am when he would take a sleeping pill and wake up three hours later nonetheless.
The 52-year-old opened up about his insomnia battle for the first time in an interview with the Sunday Times Magazine this weekend, revealing how he “limped through” the news before finally being signed off work in April.
Throughout that period, he insisted to colleagues he was alright and remembers being exhausted at work on the day of the birth of Prince Louis on 23 April.
“I got through that day but I felt terrible the next morning and couldn’t get out of bed,” he told the Sunday Times.
“Suddenly, I was in a really bad crisis, a total mess. I was trying to do News at Ten and literally limping through it.”
Bradby, who was hit by a flare in the leg in Jakarta while reporting on riots as ITV News’ Asia correspondent, said: “Once you get to the point where you’ve had no sleep for a number of nights — I mean, I got shot in Indonesia in 1999. This was ten times more frightening.”
Bradby was prescribed antidepressants and cognitive behavioural therapy and told to switch off by his doctor, who described what he was going through as the “mental health equivalent of a heart attack”.
His ITV bosses were “amazing” when he told them what he was going through, he added.
He also revealed he believes his psychological issues were triggered by the deaths of his parents in 2012 and 2016 respectively.
He returned to TV screens in early August after three months signed off in which he “just walked the dogs and sat in the garden and cooked”.
Bradby is still on an antidepressant “with a very sedative effect” but is in a “massively better mental place,” he said.
Tom Bradby and Meghan Markle
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Tom Bradby Interview with Meghan Markle and Prince Harry
n a moving new documentary that will air on Sunday, Megan Markle is speaking out about the pressure of being in the spotlight. And in a preview released today, the new royal came close to tears when she admitted that the press scrutiny has been a struggle, especially in the months since Archie Mountbatten-Windsor was born in May.
While Prince Harry has spoken powerfully about the treatment he and Meghan say they have suffered at the hands of the tabloids, this is the first time Meghan has opened up.
In her conversation with ITV’s Tom Bradby, Meghan said she told friends that she had been suffering behind the scenes. Clearly emotional, she thanked the interviewer for asking if she is alright. “Thank you for asking, because not many people have asked if I’m O.K.,” she said. “But it’s a very real thing to be going through behind the scenes.”
In response, Bradby asked, “Would it be fair to say, not really O.K., as in it’s really been a struggle?”
“Yes,” Meghan said.
Bradby was granted interview time with both Harry and Meghan when he traveled with the couple during their tour of southern Africa last month. In the early footage from the documentary, he said, “Most of the work was really uplifting, for sure, but there was another story in this film too… of the true pressures of life in the spotlight and the toll it has taken on them both.”
In an interview after one of her final engagements in Johannesburg, Meghan said, “Look, any woman especially when they are pregnant, [is] really vulnerable, and so that was made really challenging. Then when you have a newborn… it’s a lot. So you add this on top of just trying to be a new mom or trying to be a newlywed it’s, well…” Her voice broke off as she became tearful.
The comments come after Prince Harry condemned the British press for its treatment of Meghan. On the penultimate day of the couple’s Africa tour, Harry announced that Meghan is suing the Mail on Sunday after they published a private letter she wrote to her estranged father, Thomas Markle. He also used the statement to accuse the British tabloid press of waging a “ruthless” campaign against Meghan that had “escalated over the past year, throughout her pregnancy and while raising our newborn son.” He wrote the statement himself.
Sources close to Harry say that he has been very emotional’ behind the scenes, and earlier this week he broke down at the Well Child Awards. Meghan has told one source that she felt that from the beginning the British press were “out to get her.” While she says she does not read the tabloids, she is an avid reader online, where she has been the subject of particularly vicious trolling.
Sources close to the Sussexes say they hope that by speaking out to the media, the narrative will begin to change.
“There is a human cost to this relentless propaganda,” Harry said in the statement, “specifically when it is knowingly false and malicious, and though we have continued to put on a brave face—as so many of you can relate to—I cannot begin to describe how painful it has been.’