Tom Porter

News Producer

That very British voice you've begun hearing on Maine Things Considered belongs to our newest reporter, Tom Porter, who comes to us after a prior stint as a reporter at WVTF-FM, a public radio station in Roanoke, Virgina.

A native of Birmingham, England, Tom comes from a family of British journalists. He worked for nearly eight years at Bloomberg Television and Radio in London as a reporter and news producer. He is also trained jazz pianist. Tom has a bachelor's degree from the University of London and a master's degree from Kings College in London.

Tom has a strong background in environmental reporting, chronicling the drought affecting much of the south, innovation in “green” construction and building design and advances in biotechnology.

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PORTLAND, Maine - The Sony-North Korea hacking scandal has prompted many private companies across the globe to ask themselves the following question: "How vulnerable am I to a cyber attack?"

KITTERY, Maine - Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in Kittery says it's in the process of hiring more than 700 workers.

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PORTLAND, Maine - Portland's fire safety task force held its final meeting of the year today, as it works toward improving the city's fire prevention and inspection programs.

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PORTLAND, Maine - The owner of a Portland duplex where six people died in a fire last month is under fresh scrutiny this week. 

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SCARBOROUGH,  Maine - The Audubon Society's Christmas Bird Count is underway. It's an annual tradition going back more than 100 years, but the findings could bring new and important information.