Tom Costello is an American journalist and correspondent for NBC News, based in Washington, D.C. His reports appear on The Today Show, NBC Nightly News, MSNBC, and CNBC. His assigned beats include transportation, NASA, regulatory and consumer-related issues.
Since 2005, Costello has been NBC News's lead aviation correspondent. Among the major aviation stories he’s covered: the crash of Asiana flight 214 in San Francisco; Air France 447 over the Atlantic; Colgan Air flight 3407 in Buffalo; Comair 5191 in Lexington; the missing Malaysian Airlines MH370 jet; and the Miracle on the Hudson landing in 2009 for which NBC News was honored with a prestigious Sigma Delta Chi Award and a National Emmy Award for Breaking News Coverage.
In 2008, Costello led NBC's Emmy award-winning coverage of the Financial Bailout Talks in Congress.