Philippa Thomas has reported extensively from the United States, South America, Africa, and continental Europe. Her most recent posting 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, Philippa Thomas presented the 2200 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.
Philippa Thomas returned to her BBC broadcast duties in July 2011. Since returning to the UK Thomas has appeared as a correspondent on BBC News.
Since January 2013 Philippa Thomas has been a main presenter of World News Today airing at 1900GMT Weekdays and 2100GMT on weekends four days a week on the relaunched BBC World News, BBC News Channel and on BBC Four. She is also an occasional presenter of The World Tonight on BBC Radio 4 and Newshour on the BBC World Service.