Morning Edition Host: Tom Parkinson

Tom Parkinson

News Producer, Morning Edition Host


Producer Tom Parkinson comes to WMFE with more than 20 years of radio experience. Before coming to Orlando, Tom hosted Morning Edition at WKSU in Kent, Ohio for two years but he is a longtime Floridian and was a host and reporter at WUSF in Tampa for 15 years. His love of broadcasting was nurtured during a long tenure as host of a jazz and blues show at WMNF in Tampa.


Tom grew up in Pinellas County and graduated from Largo High School and St. Petersburg College before completing his degree in Mass Communications at the University of South Florida.


As a reporter, he has covered a broad variety of issues specializing in transportation, environmental issues, Florida history and the arts.


When not greeting the sunrise from the WMFE studios, Tom enjoys playing the guitar and reading. He lives with his wife in the College Park neighborhood of Orlando.