Ceri Thomas is a career BBC journalist. He is a former editor of BBC Radio Four's flagship Today programme (2006-2012). He was appointed acting deputy director of news in 2012 when Stephen Mitchell stepped aside as a result of the controversy over the Jimmy Savile affair.
Thomas began his broadcasting career in 1989 as a producer of AM at LBC Radio. He then joined the Today programme as a junior producer in 1991, progressing to assistant editor from 1995. He subsequently became breakfast editor at Radio 5 Live, eventually becoming head of news at the station. and then editor of radio newsgathering.
In 2005-6 he spent a year at Harvard University as a Nieman Fellow in Journalism.
From 2009 to 2012 Thomas was a member of the board of the Science Media Centre.
- BBC Profile: Ceri Thomas 12 November 2012 Last updated at 15:42