Tom Tilley

Tom Tilley stands as Australia’s leading voice in current affairs, connecting with his millennial fan base on all topics political, controversial, influential.

As former host of Triple J’s Hack program and LiSTNR’s ’s The Briefing Podcast, Tom has become Australia’s leading voice in current affairs for young people, delivering the latest headlines and connecting with audiences all across Australia.

Tom is a regular commentator for Network Ten’s The Project as well as Today Extra on Channel Nine. He has appeared on many ABC programs including reporting for 730 and Foreign Correspondent, hosting The Drum, appearing as a guest on News Breakfast and filling in for Richard Glover on ABC 702 Sydney. Tom’s involvement across Network Seven’s ‘Spotlight’ also saw the program harness one of the nation’s highest rated news and current affairs programming through 2023.

He is also an accomplished MC, and keynote speaker, having moderated and spoken to a wide range of audiences at events, activations, and festivals.

In 2022 he added author to his impressive list of achievements as he released his memoir Speaking in Tongues through publishing powerhouse Harper Collins. A coming-of-age story of his upbringing in the Pentecostal church.

Away from the microphone, Tom has interviewed Prime Ministers and senior ministers from all sides of politics. Liberal heavy weights Scott Morrison, Malcolm Turnbull, Tony Abbott and Julie Bishop as well as Labour leaders Bill Shorten, Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard.

Outside politics Tom has interviewed some of the world’s most influential people including Melinda Gates, Al Gore, Sir David Attenborough, Steve Wozniak and Pussy Riot. Add to that a bunch of Australian icons including Tim Winton, David Pocock, Michelle Payne, Julian Assange, Mick Fanning and Rosie Batty.

For three years, Tom played bass for flamboyant pop act Client Liaison, touring together playing almost every iconic Australian music festival including Splendour in the Grass, Falls Festival, Field Day and Listen Out.

Tom also brings his engaging presence as a live event host. Notably, Sydney Writer’s Festival and Antidote at the Sydney Opera House.

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