Tom Foreman is an Emmy award-winning journalist whose experience spans more than three decades, and virtually every major news story in that time period.
Tom Foreman is an Emmy award-winning journalist whose experience spans more than three decades, and virtually every major news story in that time period. Foreman has traveled to all 50 U.S. states and more than twenty countries to report on, among many topics, CNN's America's Choice 2012 election coverage, the 2008 presidential campaign, the Gulf oil spill, the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. During key primary and caucus nights of the 2012 election cycle, Foreman conducted discussions with focus groups in key battleground states, and he lead the network's fact checking initiative, for which he and his team were awarded the 2013 Walter Cronkite/Brooks Jackson Award.
Foreman joined CNN in 2004 and is based in the network's Washington, D.C. bureau, where he covers a wide-range of topics for the network and reports for programs across the spectrum, from The Lead with Jake Tapper, to The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, to Anderson Cooper 360 º. Foreman has pioneered much of CNN's work in new media, most recently by playing a key role in the development of an immersive, 3-D Virtual Studio which has taken viewers into space to study satellites, into the Sistine Chapel for the election of a new Pope, and onto distant battlefields to promote better understanding of dangerous conflicts.
In addition, Foreman leads the network's "American Journey" series, which looks at businesses, individuals and communities finding ways to innovate and thrive despite the struggling U.S. economy. He writes a weekly newspaper column, penned more than 1400 open letters to President Obama on CNN.com, and anchors CNN's year-in-review show on New Year's Eve.
Foreman's reporting career began at a small radio station in Alabama while he was still in high school. After college, he worked for WSFA in Montgomery, Ala., and then for WWL-TV in New Orleans, La. For 10 years, he worked as a roving reporter for ABC News from its Denver bureau. Foreman moved to Washington in 2000 to become the senior anchor for National Geographic and managing editor for Inside Base Camp, for which he won his second Emmy Award as best interviewer.
Foreman graduated magna cum laude from Troy State University in Troy, Alabama, and he is an avid ultra-marathoner, frequently competing in races of fifty miles or more.