Camilla Tominey

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Camilla Tominey
Born (1978-06-14) 14 June 1978 (age 44)
NationalityBritish
EducationSt Albans High School for Girls
Alma materUniversity of Leeds
OccupationJournalist, broadcaster
Employer(s)The Telegraph
LBC
Spouse
Dominic
(m. 2005)
Children3
Websitecamillatominey.com

Camilla Tominey (born 14 June 1978) is a British journalist and broadcaster. She reports on politics and the British royal family as an associate editor of The Daily Telegraph. She also writes a weekly column for the newspaper. In July 2021 she began presenting a weekly Sunday show on LBC.

Early life

Tominey was born on 14 June 1978.[1][2] Her father was a Catholic and worked as a general practitioner,[3] running the local practice.[1] Her mother Lynne (1941–2001)[4][3] was an alcoholic housewife.[5] Tominey has two older brothers.[3] She was brought up in Harpenden, Hertfordshire, and educated at Roundwood JMI School, followed by the independent St Albans High School for Girls from the age of seven. Her parents divorced and she went to live with her mother.[5] Tominey later said that "there was a degree [...] of physical and mental abuse" with regard to her period living with her mother. Tominey later moved back to live with her father and brothers.[1] She studied law at the University of Leeds.[5] She has said that she never planned to be a royal reporter,[6] but did aspire to be a journalist.[7]

Career

Tominey was offered a traineeship at the Hemel Hempstead Gazette by the then editor.[7] Within two years at the newspaper she had qualified as a senior journalist. After contacting the Sunday Express and asking for shifts, she left the Hemel Hempstead Gazette and joined the Sunday Express. She was offered the opportunity to report on the British royal family by Sunday Express editor Martin Townsend.[8] She began her career as a royal reporter in 2005 when she covered the wedding of Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles.[9]

At the Sunday Express she worked in several roles concurrently, firstly as royal editor and deputy political editor, and then as royal editor, political editor and a columnist.[10] She joined NBC News in 2010[9] and co-hosted its coverage of the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton from outside Buckingham Palace alongside Meredith Vieira, Matt Lauer, Andrew Roberts and Martin Bashir.[10] Tominey's scoops have included her 2013 report of Prince Andrew being held at gunpoint by guards at Buckingham Palace.[9] She broke the news of Prince Harry's relationship with Meghan Markle in an article in the Sunday Express on 31 October 2016.[6] The article was nominated for the Scoop of the Year award at the British Press Awards. Tominey covered the wedding of Prince Harry and Markle, again for NBC News.[10]

Tominey was hired by The Telegraph to cover politics and the royal family as an associate editor.[10] She has been described as holding pro-Brexit views.[10] Her report that "Meghan [had] made Kate cry" in a dispute over flower girl dresses was disputed by Meghan in an interview.[11] In 2021 Tominey opened up about receiving hate mail and online abuse for her work as a journalist.[6] On 1 May 2021 she began writing a weekly Telegraph column.[12]

On 1 July 2021 it was announced that Tominey would commence a Sunday afternoon show on call-in radio station LBC.[13][14] The show, which ran from 4 pm to 7 pm, began on 4 July.[13] On 18 August 2022 it was reported that she would leave LBC and join GB News as a political presenter.[15]

Tominey is a patron of the National Association for Children of Alcoholics[16] and the Peace Hospice.[17] She is a contributor to ITV's This Morning, and has appeared on the BBC's Any Questions? and Question Time.[9]

Personal life

Tominey married Dominic, a commercial manager, in 2005.[7] She lives in St Albans, Hertfordshire, with her husband, two daughters and son.[5][18] She is a teetotaller.[3]

In 2021 she revealed she had suffered a miscarriage.[19]

References

  1. ^ a b c Gordon, Bryony (18 October 2021). "Camilla Tominey". Bryony Gordon's Mad World (Podcast). Apple Podcasts. Retrieved 15 March 2022.
  2. ^ Courea, Eleni (14 June 2022). "London Playbook: Legal challenges galore — A load of Geidt — Fresh CCHQ attack". POLITICO. Retrieved 14 June 2022.
  3. ^ a b c d Tominey, Camilla (20 November 2018). "What it's like being raised by an alcoholic mother". The Telegraph. Retrieved 1 May 2021.
  4. ^ Tominey, Camilla [@CamillaTominey] (16 April 2020). "I thought I'd share that my late mother, born in 1947, was called Lynne because her mother was called Vera" (Tweet). Retrieved 15 March 2022 – via Twitter.
  5. ^ a b c d Stewart, Clemmie; Kell, Emma (21 October 2019). "1: Camilla Tominey". The Clem & Em podcast (Podcast). Spotify. Retrieved 22 July 2021.
  6. ^ a b c Tominey, Camilla (27 March 2021). "Harry, Meghan and me: my truth as a royal reporter". The Telegraph. Retrieved 1 May 2021.
  7. ^ a b c Johnson, Rachel (7 June 2021). "8. Camilla Tominey". Rachel Johnson's Difficult Women (Podcast). Global. Retrieved 22 July 2021.
  8. ^ Balls, Katy (31 December 2021). "The Camilla Tominey Edition". Women with Balls (Podcast). Press Holdings. Retrieved 15 March 2022.
  9. ^ a b c d "Camilla Tominey". Knight Ayton. Retrieved 22 July 2021.
  10. ^ a b c d e Blanchard, Paul (21 November 2019). "Camilla Tominey - Associate Editor, Daily Telegraph". Media Masters (Podcast). Retrieved 22 July 2021.
  11. ^ "Reporter who broke Meghan-Kate feud story stands by her claims". The News International. 11 March 2021. Retrieved 1 May 2021.
  12. ^ Tominey, Camilla [@CamillaTominey] (30 April 2021). "I have got a new weekly @Telegraph column starting TOMORROW!" (Tweet). Retrieved 1 May 2021 – via Twitter.
  13. ^ a b "Camilla Tominey joins LBC with new Sunday afternoon show". LBC. Global. 1 July 2021. Retrieved 1 July 2021.
  14. ^ "Journalist Camilla Tominey gets a weekend radio show on LBC". RadioToday. 1 July 2021. Retrieved 1 July 2021.
  15. ^ Woods, Ben (18 August 2022). "Discovery offloads GB News stake as channel builds £60m war chest". The Telegraph. Retrieved 18 August 2022.
  16. ^ "Camilla Tominey appointed Nacoa patron". Nacoa. Retrieved 1 May 2021.
  17. ^ "About Us". Peace Hospice Care. Retrieved 1 May 2021.
  18. ^ Sheldon, Liberty (25 May 2022). "ITV This Morning's Camilla Tominey's quiet life in Hertfordshire and becoming a renowned royal reporter". HertsLive. Retrieved 30 May 2022.
  19. ^ Hickey, Seán (1 August 2021). "Camilla Tominey's moving experience of suffering miscarriage". LBC. Global. Retrieved 8 August 2021.

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