Thomas Jacob is a prominent Indian journalist who was the former editorial director of Malayala Manorama. He served as chairman of the Kerala Press Academy between 2001 and 2008. Widely known for his witty presentation and writing skills, Thomas Jacob has the authored the books Kadhakkoottu, Kadhavasheshar, and Chandrakkaladharan. "Kadhakkoottu", his column in Malayala Manorama weekly is considered one of the best-read columns in Malayalam and also noted for its historical and literary richness. A multifaceted media person, he was bestowed with the prestigious Swadeshabhimani-Kesari award for significant contributions to Malayalam journalism. He is also a recipient of K. Balakrishnan, C. H. Mohammed Koya, K. Vijayaraghavn, N. V. Paily, K. V. Daniel, Thoppil Bhasi, Dr. K. B. Menon memorial awards and Vartha award from Germany.