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Tom Temin

Tom Temin

Anchor, The Federal Drive

Tom Temin has 46 years of journalism experience.

For the past three decades, he has worked in the federal government market. For the past 16 years Tom has hosted the Federal Drive with Tom Temin, weekday mornings on Federal News Network 1500 AM. The show covers federal information technology, management, oversight, legislation and professional concerns of the federal workforce. Guests regularly include federal executives, members of Congress, think tank experts and attorneys specializing in federal acquisition, cybersecurity and federal labor issues. Podcasts of Federal Drive broadcast interviews garner some 50,000 downloads per month.

Tom also writes a weekly column for Federal News Network covering a range of IT and management topics.

Each year, Tom organizes and stages a Motorcycle Ride for Charity under FNN’s auspices. It makes contributions to the Federal Employees Education and Assistance Fund (FEEA), Friends of Patients at the NIH, and the U.S. War Dogs Association.

Earlier, Tom was the editor-in-chief of Government Computer News for 15 years, then the most-read and highest revenue business-to-business publication in the market. It won several Jesse H Neal awards from the American Business Media (ABM) editorial program.

After the Washington Post Company acquired GCN, Tom became executive vice president, editorial, at the newly formed PostNewsweek Tech Media Group. There he oversaw the content of GCN, Washington Technology – also a Jesse H Neal award winner – and several other properties.

Throughout his career, Tom has been a speaker and moderator at events staged by groups such as AFCEA, the Association for Federal IRM (AFFIRM) and ACTIAC. He also has made regular, paid appearances for sales and executive groups of federal contractors.

Before coming to the Washington, D.C., area, Tom spent 17 years with Cahners Publishing Company, editing magazines in the industrial supply, electronics and systems integration industries. He also worked in weekly and daily newspapers in New Hampshire and Massachusetts.

Tom has a bachelor’s degree in photojournalism from the Rochester Institute of Technology. He completed the Stanford Professional Publishing Program. As an employee of Federal News Network, he’s also a member of the SAG-AFTRA union.

In his private life, Tom is devoted to his wife of 40 years, two grown children and four grandchildren; playing the piano; and riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle.

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