Tom Giles writes the about U.S. telecommunications industry from the San Francisco newsroom. A six-year veteran of Bloomberg News, Giles formerly covered European financial services in London and the foreign exchange market in New York. He graduated cum laude from Princeton University with a degree in politics and holds a master's degree in international affairs from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs. Before joining Bloomberg, Giles had internships at Newsweek and Institutional Investor magazines and worked as a freelance journalist in Eastern Europe. Giles and his wife, Mary, and daughter, Madeleine, live in San Francisco.