Tom Sileo is a Contributing Senior Editor at The Stream. He is an author and award-winning journalist who spent more than eight years working in local and national newsrooms.
FIRE IN MY EYES (Da Capo Press), which Tom co-wrote, was released on September 6, 2016. The book tells the incredible true story of U.S. Navy LT Brad Snyder, who was blinded on the battlefield in Afghanistan before winning a gold medal in swimming one year later at the Paralympic Games in London.
In 2014, Tom co-wrote BROTHERS FOREVER (Da Capo Press), which tells the compelling true story of U.S. Marine 1st Lt. Travis Manion and U.S. Navy LT (SEAL) Brendan Looney. BROTHERS FOREVER, which was recently released in paperback, has been prominently featured on Fox News, NBC’s Today, CNN, HLN, Inside Edition and the cover of Parade magazine.
Previously, Tom wrote a weekly, nationally syndicated newspaper column about the heroism of U.S. troops, veterans and their families. A full archive can be found on Tom’s website, The Unknown Soldiers, which won three consecutive awards for best military blog run by a U.S. Reporter. Before his independent writing career, Tom worked at CNN, Tribune, WSPA-TV and WTVM-TV.
In 2010, Tom was awarded a Robert Novak Journalism Fellowship by The Fund for American Studies. In 2016, he was awarded the General Oliver P. Smith Award for distinguished reporting by the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation.