Tom Morris Biography – Tom Morris Wiki
Tom Morris is an Australian journalist and reporter. He is the senior AFL and Cricket reporter for FOX Sports. He has held the role of a Senior AFL Reporter at FOX Sports since November 2015, breaking AFL and cricket stories for Fox Sports, hosting podcasts and discussing issues on Fox Footy and Fox Sports News 500.
The FOX Sports journalist, previously worked as an AFL Boundary reporter for 3AW from Feb 2018 – Jun 2020 and Sportsday radio journalist for Crocmedia Pty Ltd from Mar 2018 – Dec 2019. For almost eaight and a half years, he worked at Melbourne Grammar School as a 1st XI cricket senior coach from May 2016 – Apr 2018, 1st XI Cricket Assistant Coach from Jan 2010 – May 2016, and Specialist Skills Coach, XI Assistant Coach & 9A Co-Coach from Jan 2010 – Apr 2014.
He served as a Co-host of The Cordon, a weekly podcast that delves into all things cricket and sport, from Dec 2016 – Feb 2018.
He also served as a Cricket reporter/analyst for 1116 SEN (Pacific Star Network) from from Jul 2016 – Feb 2018, Fox Sports/Fox Footy Online Journalist for News CorpNews Corp from Nov 2015 – Jan 2018, AFL Boundary Rider for KRock & BayFM Radio Stations from Mar 2015 – Sep 2017, and Freelance Sports Journalist for TAB Sportsbet from Mar 2014 – Nov 2015. He kick started his career at St Kilda Football Club as a Junior Football Writer from Feb 2013 – Feb 2014 and Digital Coordinator from Feb 2013 – Nov 2015, according to his Linkedin profile.
Tom Morris stood down by Fox Footy
Fox Footy reporter Tom Morris has been stood down after a vulgar WhatsApp audio message the reporter sent to friends was leaked publicly on Thursday, 17 March 2022. It regarded a female work colleague of Morris at Fox Sports.
Fox Sports released the following statement: “Fox Sports has stood down a reporter pending an investigation regarding an inappropriate audio recording.
“While it is not appropriate to comment further, Fox Sports is committed to a workplace where everyone feels safe, respected and valued.”
Luke Beveridge Tom Morris
On Wednesday, 16 March 2022, Western Bulldogs coach Luke Beveridge launched a scathing attack on Fox Sports reporter Tom Morris in a post-match press conference after the club’s AFL season opener loss to Melbourne.
The attack came after Morris reported on Monday that Bulldogs midfielder Lachie Hunter had been dropped for the season-opening clash. Hunter was initially selected in the starting 22 before being named the medical sub. He was then recalled to the line-up just before the opening bounce, replacing the injured Jason Johannisen.
After the extraordinary three-minute tirade, in which the Western Bulldogs coach labelled Morris a “gutter journalist” and claimed he had caused “turmoil” within the club, Beveridge stormed out of the press conference.
Beveridge apologised in a written statement and video following high-level meetings with Bulldogs president Kylie Watson-Wheeler and chief executive Ameet Bains on Thursday.
The club also struck an agreement with the AFL to make a $20,000 donation to Orygen, a youth mental health organisation.
“A press conference environment, regardless of the emotion that football can evoke, should always be a professional environment where all participants engage in a respectful manner,” the AFL said. “This clearly wasn’t acceptable or appropriate conduct last night.”
Beveridge apologised to Morris “and all those present” in the room, as well as “members, supporters, partners and the wider football community”.
“I have reflected on my comments and actions from the post-game press conference after last night’s game and acknowledge that my exchange with journalist Tom Morris overstepped the mark,” he said in a statement.
“We have strong values at the Bulldogs that we all sign up to. They are values that I believe in and support and live.
“My actions last night were not consistent with those values or the way we go about business as a football club, or I go about life as an individual.
“I recognised that what I did was not okay. It was not representative of our club culture which is so special and means so much to me. While I was highly emotional in the moments after a difficult loss, it is no excuse to let those emotions spill over and get the better of me.
“As people would know, I am extremely passionate about, and protective of, our players and our people, and I always have their welfare and their best interests at heart.
“I pride myself on being measured and thoughtful, however on this occasion I clearly didn’t handle it the way I should have, and I understand and accept that.
“The last thing I want is for my actions to reflect negatively on the Western Bulldogs Football Club and our culture. As I’ve said many times, I want our members and supporters to be proud of their club on and off the field and to be proud of the way we conduct ourselves at all times, and I’ll continue to strive for that.
“I take accountability for my actions. We will work through that as a club and I will focus on getting the best out of the team for the remainder of the season, and my energies will be centred on preparing our players for our next game against Carlton.”
Tom Morris Instagram
Tom Morris’ Instagram handle is @trmorris32.