Tomasz Rafał Lis [ˈtɔmaʂ ˈlis] () (born 6 March 1966 in Zielona Góra) is a Polish journalist and former TV anchor of “TVN Fakty” ("TVN Facts") and “Wydarzenia” ("Events").
Life and career
He was born on 6 March 1966 in Zielona Góra to parents Stefan and Wanda (née Adamkiewicz). He attended the Edward Dembowski High School No. 1 in Zielona Góra. He subsequently graduated from the Faculty of Journalism and Political Sciences at the University of Warsaw. He began his career in 1984 publishing an article in a pro-Soviet newspaper Standard for the Young (Sztandar Młodych), an organ of the Union of Socialistic Youth in Poland (Związek Socjalistycznej Młodzieży Polskiej). In 1992, he received a scholarship and studied for a year at the Loyola University New Orleans. After the fall of communism in Poland, he worked in the Public Television Polish Television (TVP) after winning an open competition for the post of a newsreader.
From 1994 to 1997: correspondent in Washington, D.C. for TVP.
From 1997 to 2004: co-author of “Fakty TVN” on Polish television station TVN.
From 2006 to 2007: editor-in-chief of "Wydarzenia" on Polsat.
In 2003 he published his book Co z tą Polską? (What's with Poland?) which became a bestseller in Poland (selling over 100,000 copies).
From late 2010 to February 2012: editor-in-chief of the current affairs weekly "Wprost."
In March 2012 he became editor-in-chief of "Newsweek Polska."
In 2017 Tomasz Lis was shortlisted for the European Press Prize, for his columns in Newsweek Polska.
- Wiktor Award (9-time laureate)
- Super Wiktor Award (2006)
- Journalist of the Year (1997), (2007), (2009)
- Telekamera Award (2002), (2006)
- Kisiel Prize (2005)
- Officer's Cross of the Order of Polonia Restituta (2014)
- Hyena of the Year (2015)
He married Kinga Rusin in June 1994. The couple divorced on June 27, 2006. They have two daughters: Pola (born in 1996) and Iga, born in 2000. In 2007 married a well-known Polish journalist, Hanna Smoktunowicz.