Tom Stieghorst first began covering the cruise industry in 1986. He's been a reporter and editor at the Sun-Sentinel one of South Florida’s leading daily newspapers and for the past year has been the senior cruise editor at trade publication Travel Weekly. A graduate of the University of Virginia, Tom has also written about tourism, airlines and other hospitality businesses. He covered Florida's citrus industry for the Lakeland Ledger and was an editor at Dow Jones News Service in New York. He is a native of Wisconsin.