Tom Bowman (journalist)

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Tom Bowman
Occupation Reporter
Notable credit(s) National Public Radio
The Baltimore Sun

Tom Bowman is National Public Radio's Pentagon reporter, having been an investigative reporter for the Baltimore Sun for 19 years prior to that.


He attended Saint Michael's College in Vermont, receiving a bachelor's degree in history, and then received a master's in American studies from Boston College.[1]


He became The Sun's military affairs correspondent in 1997, after having covered the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis and the National Security Agency.[2][3][4] He has reported from Afghanistan[5] and Iraq.

Bowman grew up in Boston. He started his newspaper career in 1976 as a stringer for The Patriot Ledger in Quincy, Massachusetts.

Personal Life

Bowman presently lives in Alexandria, Virginia, with his wife Brigid Schulte, a Washington Post reporter, and their children, Liam and Tessa.


He received the 2006 National Headliners' Award for his coverage of the lack of advanced tourniquets for U.S. troops in Iraq.[6]


  2. Scott Shane and Tom Bowman (December 4, 1995). "No Such Agency Part Four - Rigging the Game". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved February 23, 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Bowman, Tom (March 17, 2000). "Unlocking the secret of 'Kryptos'". The Baltimore Sun. Retrieved February 25, 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. "Defense reporters organize to address coverage". Editor & Publisher. September 30, 2002. Retrieved March 2, 2013.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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