TOM WHITFIELD snared his first newspaper byline before his 14th birthday and went on to wire service, radio, website and newspaper jobs in Richmond, Washington, Kansas City, and Atlanta before teaming up with Angela K. Durden at Blue Room Books, where he serves as editor-in-chief.

            Tom has reported on topics as diverse as congressional hearings and Chattanooga’s efforts to promote sustainable development, as well as covered the World Series, the NFL playoffs, the NBA Finals, and the Summer Olympics. He retired from daily journalism in 2009 after spending 25 years with the sports and business sections of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

            Currently, Tom also writes for SmartBrief, a Washington-based company that publishes more than 200 daily news summaries for the biggest industry and trade organizations in the country. And he’s still broadcasting, calling play-by-play for high school and basketball webcasts after spending six seasons as the voice of Georgia Perimeter College sports.                

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Tom Whitfield, Editor-in-Chief