North Carolina Hall of Fame broadcaster Tom Campbell is the creator, executive producer, and moderator of NC SPIN. Tom comes from a rich family tradition of public involvement in North Carolina. His family founded Campbell University as well as WNCT-TV, the first television station in eastern North Carolina.
Tom worked in his family’s broadcast business for over 24 years, writing and delivering daily radio editorials. NC SPIN gives Tom the opportunity to involve two of his passions, broadcasting and politics. Prior to starting NC SPIN Campbell was the Assistant Treasurer for the State of North Carolina, licensee of WRAZ-TV “FOX50″ in the Raleigh-Durham market, and co-founder of The Family Business Institute, a consulting firm for family and closely held companies. His My SPIN editorials have appeared in newspapers across the state and he is often a guest of talk radio stations.
Of his brainchild NC SPIN, Campbell says, ” You can’t expect people to make good decisions at the ballot box, the business place, or at the store if they aren’t properly informed. Our mission is to present a balance, in-depth debate on issues of importance to North Carolina. It doesn’t matter if you agree or disagree with our panel. We just want you to be informed so that you can form your own opinions.” Tom and his Methodist minister wife, Lib, have a son and daughter and four grandchildren.