Alice Thomson is a British political journalist. She is an associate editor, weekly columnist, and political interviewer for The Times. Starting as a trainee on The Times in 1990, she became a foreign correspondent, feature writer and political reporter for the newspaper. In 1997 she moved to The Daily Telegraph as a columnist and leader writer and also wrote the restaurant reviews and political interviews before re-joining The Times in 2008 as an interviewer and columnist. Winner of interviewer of the year in 2022, she has also written for Vogue, the Financial Times and The Spectator among other publications and appeared on Question Time, Any Questions and Newsnight.
Alice presents the interview series 'Past Imperfect' with fellow Times columnist Rachel Sylvester on Times Radio, which began in July 2020, also available as a podcast, and now in its sixth series. In 2000, Alice wrote the book The Singing Line about her great grandfather Sir Charles Todd, who connected Australia to the world by building a telegraph line from Adelaide to Darwin; the city of Alice Springs was named after his wife Alice. In 2022, with Rachel Sylvester, Alice wrote What I Wish I’d Known When I Was Young, looking at why it is that often the most successful people have overcome tragedy and adversity in childhood. Alice is married with three sons and one daughter and lives in Lonfin and Devon.