Food Insecure: Hunger in Western Washington
Northwest Now

Food Insecure: Hunger in Western Washington

A discussion about the problem of hunger and the efforts of local resources.

A Little Bit Country, A Little Bit Rock-n-Roll
Northwest Now

A Little Bit Country, A Little Bit Rock-n-Roll

A discussion about the new 10th Legislative District in Washington State.

The Return of a Killer
Northwest Now

The Return of a Killer

A discussion about Washington's Whooping Cough epidemic

Rough Seas
Northwest Now

Rough Seas

A discussion about ship building and industrial concerns in Seattle's SODO District.

Under Water
Northwest Now

Under Water

A discussion about the housing market and the Pierce County Flood district.

You're Hired: Work, employment and change in the digital age
Northwest Now

You're Hired: Work, employment and change in the digital age

A discussion about the latest employment trends.

Under Fire: Children, guns and stopping accidental shootings
Northwest Now

Under Fire: Children, guns and stopping accidental shootings

A discussion about gun control, safety, and gun policy.

Up In Smoke: Legalizing marijuana in Washington State
Northwest Now

Up In Smoke: Legalizing marijuana in Washington State

Discussion of the legalization of marijuana in Washington State

I do: The battle over gay marriage in Washington State
Northwest Now

I do: The battle over gay marriage in Washington State

A discussion about the Gay Marriage debate.

NORTHWEST NOW DIGITAL EXTRA WITH TOM LAYSON

 

 

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Tom Layson is KBTC's Managing Editor and comes to the job having worked as a television news reporter and anchor in Yakima, Terre Haute, Louisville, Sacramento, Columbus and New York-New Jersey.

Tom anchored 13 hours of wall-to-wall live coverage in the NY/NJ market during 9-11 which is but one example of the many thousands of hours he’s been on the set or in the field delivering live coverage, interviewing Presidents and Governors, leading election and political coverage, and guiding viewers through many hours of breaking news from hostage crisis' to airplane crashes to natural disasters.

Tom received an Emmy for KBTC's Northwest Now, and has served a columnist for local newspapers, a commentator on local talk shows, and a media analyst for CBS radio.

Tom is a graduate of Pacific Lutheran University and currently resides in the Puyallup area.

DIGITAL FIRST WITH CHRIS ANDERSON

 

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Northwest Now Associate Producer Chris Anderson joined KBTC in September of 2014.  Before his arrival at KBTC he worked in Seattle for seven years at KCPQ and KING as an Assignment Editor.  Chris has 20 years of experience as a television journalist, working as an assignment editor and  producer in markets like, Sacramento, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Monterey/Salinas and Santa Barbara.  He attended San Jose State University and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Television and Radio Journalism.  Chris is a native of the Pacific Northwest and currently resides in Seattle.