About Tom Bradley - Author

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  In Brief
Tom Bradley is a high-profile New Zealander whose career includes over 30 years as a TV network news presenter, pirate-radio DJ, singer, writer, actor, voice-over artist and media coach. He’s a proud father and grandfather, and lives with his Canadian wife, Dayna, in Papamoa, Tauranga.

Tom’s the author of 20 books for children and teenagers, including two family comedy-drama series and teenage thrillers. His short fiction has appeared in several anthologies, and his publishers include HarperCollins (NZ and Australia), Pearson Educational (NZ), and Dominie Press Inc (USA).

Tom’s an experienced children's animation writer including over 100 scripts for Huhu Studios’ international children’s 3D animated TV series, Buzz & Poppy. He’s also written for the Massey Ferguson series and worked on other projects, developing/creating concepts and series bibles.

Tom’s network TV writing credits include two New Zealand television sketch comedy shows (Pio and Facelift), the reality series Can You Hackett, and the documentary Happy Ever After.  He’s also worked on numerous documentary/reality show concepts.

Tom has outlined a number of screen projects for adults and children – drama and comedy, one-off and series, contemporary and historical.

Tom wrote the script and lyrics for two produced stage musicals, one of which, Dr Luke (1980s) with music by Sir William Southgate, received a positive review in American Variety magazine.

Tom has won a national Mobil Radio Award for his radio writing. He’s also penned dozens of magazine columns and articles, contributed a weekly satirical column, Biggtown Buzz, for an online site, and worked on an international literacy improvement programme, rewriting public domain classics for easy reading.

Visit NZ On Screen for more about Tom’s broadcasting career




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