We are excited to have Tom Sullivan as our Emcee for the 10th Annual Purple Pansies Gala!
An Atlanta native, Tom entered radio immediately upon leaving high school where he landed the job as “Quixie Quacker” for one of America’s greatest radio stations, 79 WQXI (Home of the Gary McKee morning show with Willis the Guard.) “Getting a job at WQXI was an unbelievable dream for me” says Tom. Tom hosted every show on WQXI then worked his way over to 94-Q (WQXI-FM) eventually landing the night show on the revamped Star 94 FM (WSTR-FM.)
While working in radio Tom became a host on NBC Television’s “Atlanta & Company“, a daily one hour show he hosted with Holly Firfer. During this time Sullivan became nominated for an Emmy award as Outstanding On Camera Talent and Performer.
Tom is a five time semi-finalist for SURVIVOR on CBS, a semi-finalist for Oprah’s THE BIG GIVE on ABC, appeared in the season finale of AMERICAN GLADIATOR’S on NBC and twice on “Live” with Kelly Ripa. Tom starred in the PBS special CHICK IN A CHAIR, a show that helped bring greater awareness to people with disabilities. Tom also worked along side Matthew McConaughey as an extra in the film WE ARE MARSHALL. Tom was proud to be the first civilian ever to host a Change of Command service among Four Star Generals at Fort McPherson in one of the military’s most honored traditions and was invited back by the Army four years later to emcee the event again. Tom was also invited on stage at Harpo studios for Oprah Winfrey’s “Farewell Show” to warm up the crowd! Ellen DeGeneres loved Tom’s spontaneous support of her show so much that she tweeted about him to her over 13,000,000 followers!
Tom enjoys photography, music, fitness, working with people and is a proud Eagle Scout!
Tom strongly believes in giving back to the community and works with countless charities during the year.