Thomas Grove Biography
Thomas Grove is a media personality serving as a Middle East correspondent for The Wall Street Journal since 2015. Previously, he worked in Turkey, Central Asia, and Central Pennsylvania.
Thomas Grove Age
He is 41 years old. He was born on March 10th.
Thomas Grove Height
He is tall in stature. However, his height is undisclosed.
Thomas Grove Nationality
Grove is American by nationality.
Thomas Grove Education
Grove grew up in the Dutch Hill area and went to Pleasant Valley Elementary School and then Roosevelt Junior High. After graduating from Altoona Area High School in 1998, he went to Washington & Lee University, where he graduated in 2002 with degrees in both Russian and German.
He said he hadn’t thought about a career in journalism until his Russian professor Anna Brodsky planted the seed.
“I always picked up languages pretty easily. I liked to write and talk to people and I was a curious person. It all made sense. She said why don’t you give it a try. She was one of the most interesting people I met and valued what she had to say,” Grove said.
“He certainly was one of the three best students I ever taught in my teaching career. I reach for superlatives when talking about Grove; he was the most intellectually curious, adventuresome, and certainly was the brightest,” Brodsky said.
Grove came back to the United States in 2003 and was accepted into Columbia University’s journalism program. In 2005 he graduated from Columbia University School of Journalism.
Thomas Grove Family
Thomas is the son of John and Judy Grove. His father was a psychologist at the VA while his mom worked at Penn Mont Academy. They both had a background in psychology.
“I was fascinated by languages. I never thought of journalism at all. My dad was a psychologist at the VA. My mom worked at Penn Mont Academy. They both had a background in psychology; it was interesting but not something I wanted to go into,” Thomas said.
He also has a sister named Miranda Grove.
Thomas Grove Wife and Kids
In 2010 Grove married Alejandra Felicio, who he met in 2008. They had a daughter, Mila, in 2012 and a second child was born in 2021.
Thomas Grove The Wall Street Journal
Grove is a Middle East correspondent for The Wall Street Journal, one of the largest newspapers in the United States known for its award-winning news coverage. He has been with the Journal since 2015, and he covers the former Soviet space of Russia, the Caucasus, Central Asia, Ukraine and Belarus.
Grove spent more than a decade in Moscow, where he covered the 2014 Ukraine war, Russia’s military and Moscow’s role in great power competition. He has also worked in Turkey.
He never expected to become a journalist.
“I was fascinated by languages. I never thought of journalism at all. My dad was a psychologist at the VA. My mom worked at Penn Mont Academy. They both had a background in psychology; it was interesting but not something I wanted to go into,” Grove said.
In 2002, Grove won a Watson Fellowship, which is like a traveling fellowship. In 2003, he came back to the United States and was accepted into Columbia University’s journalism program. He graduated from Columbia in 2005 and went to Turkey to take a job with the Toronto Globe and Mail. Grove then joined the Reuters News Agency in 2006 in Istanbul where he focused on finance stories.
“I didn’t have a strong background in finance; finance was their bread and butter at the time. Reuters helped me get a better understanding about how money works. I did a market report every day. I wrote about business and finance, but politics was more interesting and I grew into that,” Grove said.
Thomas Grove Salary and Net Worth
His salary and net worth are under review.
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