Philippa Thomas – born 22 November 1965 – is presenter on BBC News.
Thomas has reported extensively from the United States, South America, Africa, and continental Europe.
Philippa was as presenter and special correspondent in the BBC Washington bureau from 2007 to 2010, where she anchored political coverage, and filmed original features on U.S. politics, economics and culture. Her stories aired on BBC World News, PBS news broadcasts, BBC America’s “World News America”, and the BBC online.
Before that, during 2007 and 2008, she presented the 22:00 ET edition of World News Today, a one-hour news programme on the BBC World News channel.
From 1997 to 2001 she was also a BBC North America correspondent, providing headline news from the impeachment of President Clinton to the global impact of the 9/11 attacks.
From 1990 to 1997 she reported on the UK political scene, including extensive coverage of the Northern Ireland peace process.
She returned to her BBC broadcast duties in July 2011. Since returning to the UK Thomas has appeared as a correspondent on BBC News.
She was raised in Wakefield, West Yorkshire.