For nearly 10 years, Tom has worked as a freelance sports reporter for The Associated Press in Milwaukee, assisting in the coverage of Milwaukee Brewers, Milwaukee Bucks and Marquette University games. His freelance writing also extends to magazine articles, including one about National Football League star J.J. Watt and other former “walk-on” players from the University of Wisconsin.

For two years, Tom taught at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee a sports journalism class he developed.