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Thomas grew up in south London, where he attended Rutlish School, Merton Park. He entered journalism in 1988, as a reporter for The People. In 1994, he moved to the News of the World, where he rose to become a chief reporter.
He joined the Daily Mirror in 1997 as features editor, then became assistant editor and, in 2001, deputy editor. In 2003, he was appointed editor of The People, and remained in the post until 2008. He then took up an appointment at TM Media PR.
| Deputy Editor of the Daily Mirror
| Editor of The People