ABOUT TOMMY WALKER

Tommy Walker has reported and documented stories within Asia, Europe and South America since 2014. These have included anti-government protests, global health epidemics, football hooliganism, narco-tourism, dark tourism and natural disasters.

His published work can be found within the mainstream and independent media, including various newspapers, media outlets, and travel publications.

Tommy has published a range of exclusive interviews, special features, first-hand news reports, travel articles, frontline photography and piece-to-cam videos.

 

 

Travels

Born in London but raised early in Northeast England, Tommy has often seeked the unfamiliar with his travels and work. He has visited over 70 countries which include Venezuela, Guyana, Paraguay, Colombia, Bolivia, Cuba, Morocco, Russia, Kazakhstan, Tonga, Myanmar, India, Borneo Malaysia, China and North Korea.

 

 

Social media

Tommy Walker is a name that can be found across his social media audiences that surpasses 450,000 – both of his followers and travel communities.

 

 

Work & Assignments:

ASIA

North Korea special economic zone

Visited the special economic zone Rason, North Korea in 2019, writing first-hand accounts of the experience in the secretive state both for a news outlet in Australia and a major travel publication in the United States.

(2 x top rankings in Google – ‘Rason, North Korea’)

 

Singapore: Off the beaten track

Explored Singapore’s lesser-known tourism including abandoned places and off-the-beaten-track destinations. This included the once-worth $3.5 billion mansions once owned by the Sultan of Johor.

(3 x top rankings in Google – ‘Singapore off the beaten track’)

 

Hong Kong Protests

Reported on the Hong Kong protests through words, photography and video. Internationally published in a variety of media outlets throughout 2019 and 2020.

Interviewed Indonesian journalist Veby Mega Indah blinded by a rubber bullet from Hong Kong Police.

Interviewed high profile activists such as Jimmy Lai, Agnes Chow, Joshua Wong & Tong Chung.

Published photography during the announcement and implementation of the National Security Law, with work seen in the BBC, CNN, TIME, Bloomberg and Wall Street Journal.

Discussed Hong Kong’s unrest on a variety of radio stations including the BBC and VOA. Other stations were in Australia and South Korea.

 

COVID19 health pandemic

Interviewed a Swiss-Chinese family living in Wuhan – the epicentre of the coronavirus COVID19 – during the outbreak in January 2020.

Attended medical strikes in Hong Kong and interviewed medical professionals amid COVID19.

Interviewed U.S citizen exclusively aboard the coronavirus-stricken Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan.

 

SOUTH AMERICA

I met and interviewed Roberto Escobar (brother of Pablo Escobar) in Medellin, Colombia.

Interviewed Medellin business owners regarding business within the city.

Published articles in travels publications about Venezuela, Guyana, Colombia and Paraguay in 2014.

Interviewed two stranded British backpackers stranded in Bolivia during the global pandemic in 2020.

EUROPE

France: European Championships 2016

Reported live on BBC Tees Radio about football hooliganism and clashes between Russian Ultras and England fans in Marseille.

Russia: FIFA World Cup 2018

Reported for The Northern Echo newspaper in print – both words and photography – on the mood inside Russia, both in locations of Moscow and Nizhny Novgorod.

 

If you’re to keen to work with Tommy, please contact him below.

tommywalkerco@gmail.com