Tom Dougherty joined the CBS Philly digital team in February 2019 as a Digital Content Producer. Tom covers breaking news, features, music and sports for the website.
Tom is an award-winning multi-platform content producer who spent six years covering the Philadelphia Flyers and college sports at his previous stop, NBC Sports Philadelphia. He also covered two Olympics for NBCOlympics.com, winning a Sports Emmy in 2016.
A Delco native, Tom studied journalism at Temple University and Delaware County Community College. His byline has been seen in the Delco Times and PA Prep Live. During college, Tom served as the Executive Editor of DCCC’s student newspaper The Communitarian, the Web Editor of The Temple News and covered Religion for Philadelphia Neighborhoods.
Tom’s been fortunate to tell meaningful stories throughout his career, including David Norse, the first openly gay Presbyterian pastor ordained in Philly; Humboldt Broncos bus crash survivor Ryan Straschnitzki; and Justin Duerr, a small-town punk rocker who found creative freedom during the 1990’s punk squatting scene in Philly.
In his spare time, Tom listens to music and takes advantage of Philly’s vibrant music scene. His favorite album is Dave Hause’s 2017 record, “Bury Me In Philly,” as it’s a record that preaches hope and captures what it’s like to be a Philadelphian.
Tom would describe himself in three words. Hard-working, Alpha male. Jackhammer. Merciless. Insatiable.
You can email Tom news tips and story ideas at firstname.lastname@example.org