Tom Liddy

News Editor @tcliddy

Tom Liddy is a news editor at New York who manages coverage of Queens and writes the "Make This Tonight" cooking column.

He spent seven years at the New York Post, where he was most recently an associate metro editor in charge of Long Island. But he also dabbled in just about everything else.

Tom started his run at The Post in 2004 as a copy kid, getting coffee and answering phones, but he quickly worked his way into the reporting world and got hooked.

Over the years, he did a stint at the police bureau and covered a number of major stories, including the Imette St. Guillen murder, the NBA referee betting scandal, the Hudson River plane crash and the Christmas Day underwear bomber.

He then moved onto the news and rewrite desk, overseeing news coverage on weekend night for three years before being promoted to full-time editor in 2010.

Tom started his newspaper career in his hometown of New Hyde Park, LI, covering education, village politics and community life for the New Hyde Park Herald Courier and Williston Times, while slinging drinks on the side at a local catering hall.

Before that he spent six years in the Windy City, where he received his BA in Political Science and MA in International Relations from the University of Chicago.  He was, however, a Smashing Pumpkins fan long before that.

Tom lives in Jackson Heights.

FUN FACT: Tom used to want to be a drag racer. Now he doesn’t even drive.

Jackson Heights & Elmhurst »

April 22, 2014

Fire Tears Through Jackson Heights Building, Injuring 3

The commerical building at 74-09 37th Ave. houses Plaza College and other businesses.

Midtown & Theater District »

April 21, 2014

Easter Parade Brings Splash of Colorful Bonnets to Fifth Avenue

New Yorkers and others brought out their most extravagant costumes for the annual event. 

Jackson Heights & Elmhurst »

April 18, 2014

Opa! Greek Meatballs Make a Perfect Easter Feast for the Family

This recipe combines rich meatballs with a cool yogurt sauce and feta.

The Rockaways »

March 24, 2014

Man's Body Found in Garbage Bag Near Beach in Rockaways, Police Say

Quynton Ross' body was discovered near Beach 40th Street in Edgemere, police said.

Harlem »

March 12, 2014

Hunter College Campus Security Officer Killed in Harlem Blast

Griselde Camacho was killed in the blast at 1644 Park Ave. that leveled two buildings.

Astoria & Long Island City »

March 4, 2014

Mayor de Blasio Marches in LGBT-Friendly St. Pat's for All Parade

The mayor marched in the Sunnyside event, but plans to skip the Manhattan parade later this month.

East Village & Lower East Side »

February 3, 2014

Year of the Horse Gallops in With Parade in Chinatown

Thousands celebrated the Lunar New Year in Chinatown on Sunday.

East Village & Lower East Side »

November 29, 2013

Grandson Injured When Man Cleaning Hunting Rifle Accidentally Fires Shot

The 4-year-old boy suffered minor injuries when debris fell from the ceiling at 16 Jackson St.