Tom Carver Bio, Age, Family, Wife, Salary, Net Worth and BBC Career

Tom Carver Biography

Tom Carver is a Head of global communications, carnegie endowment for international peace, author, and former BBC foreign correspondent from the United States. He joined the BBC as a local radio trainee.


How old is Tom Carver? – Age

He is 60 years old as of 2 November 2020. He was born Thomas Richard Carver in 1960 in Hereford, United Kingdom.

Tom Carver Family

Oswald Carver, his grandfather, was an Olympic oarsman who competed in the 1908 London Summer Olympics. In 1916, at the age of 28, he was killed in the Battle of Gallipoli. Elizabeth Carver, his grandmother, married Bernard Montgomery in 1927. During WWII, Montgomery rose through the ranks to become Field Marshal Montgomery. When Lord Montgomery of Alamein died, Carver was 15 years old, and he was part of the guard of honor at his funeral at Windsor Castle’s St. George’s Chapel.

Tom Carver Wife

Carver has been married to BBC news anchor Katty Kay since 1989. They are the parents of four children; Poppy Carver, Felix Carver, Maya Carver, and Jude Carver.

Tom Carver Net Worth

He has an estimated net worth of $1.2 million.

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Tom Carver Career

He began his career with the BBC as a local radio trainee. He became a BBC foreign correspondent, covering the Soviet Army’s withdrawal from Afghanistan, the Soviet Union’s collapse, and the first Gulf War. He was dispatched to northern Iraq in 1991 to investigate reports that Saddam Hussein was massacring Kurds, and he was among the first journalists to witness the exodus of half a million Kurds across the mountains to Turkey. For three years in 1991, he was the BBC’s Africa correspondent, covering the US-led invasion of Somalia, also known as Operation Restore Hope, the Angolan Civil War, and South Africa’s transition to black majority rule. He covered the Rwandan genocide in 1994.

As the BBC’s Defence Correspondent during the Bosnian War in 1995, he covered the Srebrenica Massacre. In 1997, he was appointed as the BBC’s Washington correspondent, a position he held for eight years. He covered the disputed 2000 presidential election as well as the murders of dozens of women in Juarez, Mexico. He was appointed as a BBC Newsnight Washington correspondent after witnessing the terrorist attack on Washington on September 11, 2001.

He was one of the few journalists to accompany Vice President Dick Cheney on a trip through the Middle East in 2003, which served as a warm-up for the Iraq War. He covered the 2004 election and was present at Barack Obama’s first national speech at the Democratic National Convention. After the election, he left the BBC to join Control Risks as Senior Vice-President. Before joining the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace as head of Global Communications, he worked as a Senior Vice-President at Chlopak, Leonard, Schechter, a Washington-based communications consultancy.

Carver is the author of Where the Hell Have You Been?, a book about his father Richard Carver’s adventures in Italy during WWII, particularly in the campaigns in Abruzzo. It includes his escape from Fontanellato POW camp PG 49, thanks to the Commandant, Colonel Eugenio Vicedomini, who decided to open the gates the day after the Armistice on September 8, 1943.