Tom Lalley

Tom Lalley is the communications director for the EDF Oceans program which focuses primarily on improving the management of fishing. Prior to EDF, he worked at World Wildlife Fund for more than six years as the director of program marketing and the director of media relations. His background includes reporting for public radio stations in California, Washington, D.C., Albany, New York and Denver. His stories aired regularly on National Public Radio’s All Things Considered, Morning Edition and Living on Earth. In 1997, he received an Associated Press award for exposing an illegal toxic waste dump in the Adirondack State Park. Tom was also the first reporter in the national broadcast media to cover the deregulation of the electric utility industry, which he did in a 6-part series for NPR. Before he came to WWF, Tom worked for Environmental Media Services directing media activities on biotechnology, natural resources and other issues. He graduated from Guilford College, a Quaker school in Greensboro, North Carolina, majoring in Religion. Tom lives in Washington, D.C. He is an avid bluegrass and rock musician, an ultimate Frisbee player and a voracious reader of natural history.