For over 50 years 汤姆 has observed and commented on North Carolina politics and public policy. He has owned and operated radio and television stations, performing every function from being a disc jockey to writing and delivering daily editorials.
汤姆’s family founded Campbell University and WNCT-TV, the first TV station East of Raleigh. 汤姆 worked in the family business for 24 years, later serving as Assistant Treasurer of North Carolina before purchasing WRAZ-TV “Fox 50”在罗利达勒姆市场。
1998年，他创建并成为NC SPIN的执行制片人和主持人，这是一个每周半小时的计划，旨在确保人们就北卡罗来纳州的问题进行深入，民事和平衡的讨论。该节目周五晚上7:30在UNC-TV的全州播出。和星期日下午12:30它还于周五晚上10点在北卡罗莱纳州频道播出，周六下午4:30播出。星期日上午10点（NC SPIN）是北卡罗莱纳州历史上运行时间最长的每周电视/广播脱口秀节目，涵盖20多年的1050多个节目。
汤姆 also writes a weekly column “My Spin”该报告在全州的报纸上发表，并显示在ncspin.com网站上。
Among many honors received 汤姆 is most proud of his induction into the NC Broadcasters Hall of Fame and the Order of the Long Leaf Pine. His Methodist Pastor wife Lib and he have two children and four grandchildren.