came to New Mexico, he
quickly became involved with the people and happenings and has since gained a large following.
When something happens in New Mexico and the rest of the world, Tom Joles
is always a reliable source for telling the story clearly and accurately.
Born and raised in Wisconsin, Tom stayed close to home and earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin at Eau Claire.
majored in Journalism with a minor in International Politics.
junior year, Tom
spent a semester studying at the University of Copenhagen
senior year, he
spent a semester as an intern, reporting at WFRV-TV
in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
was eventually hired full-time at WFRV-TV
, where he
traveled all over the country and to Nicaragua to report on the war there.
Tom's penchant for adventure and world travel found him and his
wife, Pat, selling almost all of their possessions in 1984, and hitting the road.
They toured Europe, lived on a Kibbutz in the Golan Heights and eventually settled down in Tel Aviv, Israel, to work on a journalism project for three months.
Upon their return to the United States, Tom
was hired as the weekend anchor for WLUK-TV in Green Bay.
A year later, he
moved to New Mexico and KOB-TV
During Tom's career as a journalist, he
has won several awards.
Since coming to Albuquerque, Tom
has received numerous First Place New Mexico Associated Press Awards, a first place documentary award from the Albuquerque Press Club
, and four First Place awards from the New Mexico Broadcasting Association
received an Emmy Award for reporting in 1999.
In 1997, Tom
was honored with two Emmy Awards: one for writing, and another for reporting.
In 1996, he
was elected into the People's Choice Hall of Fame
In 1994 and 1995, he
was chosen Albuquerque's Favorite TV Personality in the People's Choice Awards.
spends a lot of long hours on the job, but he
always has time to be with his
wife are the proud parents of two daughters, Ellie and Betsy, and a son, Max.
enjoys spending his
time away from work traveling, skiing, and mountain climbing.