Tom McArthur on Muck Rack

Tom McArthur Verified

London, UK
Head of Editorial, upday UK
As seen in:  ITV News
Covers:  international news, drinks and nightlife, uk news, rugby
Doesn't Cover: football, association

Head of Editorial @UpdayUK. Previous: @ITVNews, @breakingnews, @MSNUK and others. Probably old enough to know better.Head of Editorial @UpdayUK. Previous: @ITVNews, @breakingnews, @MSNUK and others. Probably old enough to know better.

What was your first job as a journalist?

City Editor (Belfast) for

How do you prefer to be pitched on stories?

Email, Twitter or even in person. There's a lot to be said for a pint and a chat.

Did you work for your high school newspaper? If so, what did you do there?

I had a brief period as the 'go-to Jock' on my University magazine.

Five things England fans can blame instead of England — "It is not the critic who counts... ...The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least fails whilst daring greatly."

Could you tackle this 3,816 calorie Easter breakfast? — Challengers facing down this chocolate monster will have to eat almost 4,000 calories in an unconventional way to start the day. Olly Taylor's wonderful creation consists of two types of cereal in half an Easter egg with brownies, mini eggs, marshmalllows, creme eggs, topped off with three types of flavoured milk.

Video: This US company wants to crowdfund a handheld flamethrower — It just seems so handy to be able to hurl a stream of liquid fire across a room. Annoying flatmate? Wooooosh. Dinner needs cooking? Woooosh. Is it a bit cold in your bedroom? Woooosh. And all for $699 (£467). A bargain.

Russia is firing up its space tourism programme again

James Corden kicks off Late Late Show with a Tom Hanks career retrospective — Before the first episode, critics had the knives out for the illustrious Mr Corden, but it appears his cheeky and demeaning style is going down a storm Stateside - unlike the last Brit to try and make it, Piers Morgan.

Joe's Five Word News: Fight, Uncle, Toupee, Puppy, Pop

Jesse Nagy is the best uncle of all time

Filthy rich: British poo could be worth £510m — "Where there's sh*te, there's gold", if you will. Boffins have discovered that precious metals like gold, silver and platinum can be extracted from sewage to prevent millions being literally flushed down the bog. Rooting around in human sh*t doesn't seem like the cleanest way to make a fortune, but the figures show it could be amazingly lucrative.

Man wakes up to find himself an amazing £1.2 million richer

Video: Poperoni? Pope Francis gets presented with a pizza

More Articles →
Apr 29, 2016

RT @SDM_Robertson: SRU ban two match officials -1 for a year- after they were found guilty of colluding to falsify evidence presented to disciplinary hearing.

Apr 29, 2016

@Manon_Comm cheers guys, glad you liked it and I hope you found somewhere good for lunch!

Apr 28, 2016

RT @youngvulgarian: Ed Balls sits quietly at his kitchen table. Yvette is at work, the kids at school. "Today should have been about me", he whispers. He sighs.

Apr 28, 2016

RT @ChrisRobshaw: Please help send Mike to the USA 4 life saving CAR T-Cell Therapy to rid him of Leukaemia DONATE here #donate4mike

Apr 28, 2016

Labour obviously thought championing Lord Dubs' amendment and child refugees would be too easy 🙈…

Apr 28, 2016

The only upside to #Brexit I can see right now is that Brits would get visa stamps in our passports on European trips again ✈️ 🇪🇺

Apr 28, 2016

RT @GuidoFawkes: It is just becoming too over commercialised, people are forgetting the true meaning of the day.…

Are You a Journalist?

Make a Portfolio

Create a free Muck Rack account to customize your profile and upload a portfolio of your best work.