Tom has been a reporter at The Washington Post since 1998, covering crime and justice issues in Northern Virginia and across the U.S. He helped lead the coverage of the D.C. sniper trials in 2003, and was the lead writer on The Post's breaking news coverage of the Virginia Tech shootings, which was awarded a Pulitzer Prize. Previously he covered crime and courts for The Kansas City Star and Times, and wrote a best-selling book about serial killer Bob Berdella. He now oversees the "True Crime" blog for The Post, and has been teaching "Media Coverage of Criminal Justice" at GMU since 2006.
CRIM 490, Media Coverage of Criminal Justice, 2006-present
University of Notre Dame, A.B. in English/American Studies