Camilla Tominey


Camilla Tominey is a British journalist. She currently reports on politics and the British royal family as an associate editor of The Daily Telegraph. She also writes a weekly column for the newspaper.

Camilla Tominey
NationalityBritish
EducationSt Albans High School for Girls
Alma materUniversity of Leeds
OccupationJournalist
EmployerThe Telegraph
Spouse(s)
Dominic
(m. 2005)
Children3
Websitecamillatominey.com

Early life


Tominey's mother, an alcoholic housewife,[1] died in 2001. Her father was a Catholic and worked as a GP. She has two older brothers.[2] She was brought up in Harpenden, Hertfordshire and educated at Roundwood JMI School, followed by the independent St Albans High School for Girls from the age of seven. Her parents divorced and she went to live with her mother.[1] Tominey studied law at the University of Leeds.[1] She has said that she never planned to become a royal reporter,[3] but did aspire to become a journalist.[4]

Career


Tominey was offered a traineeship at the Hemel Hempstead Gazette by the then-editor. After a period she moved on to working at national newspapers.[4] She began her career reporting on the British royal family in 2005 when she covered the wedding of Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles.[5]

At the Sunday Express she served in various positions concurrently, firstly as royal editor and deputy political editor, and then as royal editor, political editor and a columnist.[6] She joined NBC News in 2010[5] and co-hosted its coverage of the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton from outside Buckingham Palace alongside Meredith Vieira, Matt Lauer, Andrew Roberts and Martin Bashir.[6] Her scoops have included when she was the first to report Prince Andrew being held at gunpoint by guards at Buckingham Palace in 2013.[5] She broke the news of Prince Harry's relationship with Meghan Markle in an article in the Sunday Express on 31 October 2016.[3] The article was nominated for the Scoop of the Year award at the British Press Awards.[6] She covered the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, again for NBC News.[6] Her report that "Meghan [had] made Kate cry" in a dispute over flower girl dresses was disputed by Meghan in an interview.[7] She was hired by The Telegraph to cover politics and the royal family as an associate editor.[6] In 2021 she opened up about receiving hate mail and online abuse for her work as a journalist.[3] That May she began writing a weekly Telegraph column.[8] She is a contributor to ITV's This Morning, and has appeared on the BBC's Any Questions? and Question Time.[5]

Tominey has been described as holding pro-Brexit views.[6]

Tominey is a patron of the National Association for Children of Alcoholics[9] and the Peace Hospice.[10]

Personal life


Tominey married Dominic, a commercial manager, in 2005.[4] She has two daughters and a son,[1] with whom she lives with her husband in Hertfordshire.[5] She is a teetotaller.[2]

References


  1. Clemmie Stewart and Dr Emma Kell (21 October 2019). "1: Camilla Tominey". spotify.com (Podcast). The Clem & Em podcast. Retrieved 1 May 2021.
  2. Tominey, Camilla (20 November 2018). "What it's like being raised by an alcoholic mother". The Telegraph. Retrieved 1 May 2021.
  3. Tominey, Camilla (27 March 2021). "Harry, Meghan and me: my truth as a royal reporter". The Telegraph. Retrieved 1 May 2021.
  4. Rachel Johnson (7 June 2021). "8. Camilla Tominey". globalplayer.com (Podcast). Rachel Johnson's Difficult Women. Retrieved 7 June 2021.
  5. "Camilla Tominey - Knight Ayton". knightayton.co.uk. Retrieved 1 May 2021.
  6. Paul Blanchard (21 November 2019). "Camilla Tominey - Associate Editor, Daily Telegraph". mediamasters.fm (Podcast). Media Masters. Retrieved 1 May 2021.
  7. "Reporter who broke Meghan-Kate feud story stands by her claims". The News International. 11 March 2021. Retrieved 1 May 2021.
  8. Tominey, Camilla [@CamillaTominey] (30 April 2021). "I have got a new weekly @Telegraph column starting TOMORROW!" (Tweet). Retrieved 1 May 2021 via Twitter.
  9. "Camilla Tominey appointed Nacoa patron". Nacoa. Retrieved 1 May 2021.
  10. "About Us - Peace Hospice Care". Retrieved 1 May 2021.