Tom Tennant has more than a decade of experience in both film and television production and entertainment journalism. He is a long-time talk show fan (fanatic?) who has followed late night shows and the television industry since the mid-1980s.
Tom is a professional writer and communications specialist with more than 15 years experience in journalism, public relations and website content strategy. His experience includes work in the film industry as a production assistant, in script development and as an assistant to the producer. Today, he works as a content strategist and public relations director for a prominent online insurance agency. Tom has followed the talk show industry since the early 1980s, and he became increasingly involved and interested in the politics of production and promotion since David Letterman's departure from NBC and his arrival on CBS in 1993. His interest and expertise lies heavily in late night television, but the world of daytime talk shows is just as fascinating to him.
Tom has a bachelor's degree in professional television production and screenwriting from Ohio University.
From Thomas Tennant:
I've been a fan of late night talk shows since I was a little boy, sneaking out of my bedroom and downstairs to see Johnny Carson deliver his monologue and trade barbs with Ed McMahon. I studied the format in college and tried my hand at producing a talk show as a senior level project. And I have admired the way today's talk show hosts captain their programs, anchoring them to the shows that came before them, while steering them towards a future we've yet to see. And being funny all the way.