Initiative 1240 - November 1, 2012
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Initiative 1240 - November 1, 2012

Voters in Washington state will decide whether to allow public charter schools.

Saving History - May 9, 2013
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Saving History - May 9, 2013

A discussion about saving history in Washington State.

Road to Nowhere - May 16, 2013
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Road to Nowhere - May 16, 2013

A discussion about the completion of Highway 167 in Pierce County.

Rob McKenna - October 11, 2012
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Rob McKenna - October 11, 2012

Tom Layson sits down with Washington's Republican candidate for governor, Rob McKenna.

Jay Inslee - October 4, 2012
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Jay Inslee - October 4, 2012

Tom Layson sits down with Washington's Democratic candidate for governor, Jay Inslee.

10th CD - September 27, 2017
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10th CD - September 27, 2017

A discussion with the candidates for the newly-created 10th Congressional District.

American Graduate - Nov. 15, 2012
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American Graduate - Nov. 15, 2012

A look at a unique partnership that is addressing academic performance and homelessness.

Help Wanted - May 2, 2013
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Help Wanted - May 2, 2013

A discussion about the so-called 'skills-gap' and workforce training.

On The Record - April 25, 2013
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On The Record - April 25, 2013

A discussion about Public Records in Washington State.

Rep. Dave Reichert - April 18, 2013
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Rep. Dave Reichert - April 18, 2013

A discussion with Congressman Dave Reichert.

Reshaping Tacoma - March 28, 2013
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Reshaping Tacoma - March 28, 2013

A discussion with UWT's Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, Cedric Howard.

Rep. Derek Kilmer - February 21, 2013
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Rep. Derek Kilmer - February 21, 2013

A discussion with newly-elected Congressman Derek Kilmer.

Healthy Kids - February 14, 2013
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Healthy Kids - February 14, 2013

Northwest Now discusses the general health of today's children.

Out of the Mist - February 7, 2013
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Out of the Mist - February 7, 2013

Film maker Robert Chrestensen has released his third feature-length film, Out of the Mist.

Breathe Easy - January 31, 2013
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Breathe Easy - January 31, 2013

A discussion about burn bans and clean air standards in Western Washington.

Tacoma School Bond - Jan. 24, 2013
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Tacoma School Bond - Jan. 24, 2013

Paying it Forward: A discussion about the $500-million bond issue in Tacoma.

After Sandy Hook - January 17, 2013
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After Sandy Hook - January 17, 2013

A discussion with both sides of the gun control issue, law enforcement and the schools.

Vicci Martinez - January 10, 2013
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Vicci Martinez - January 10, 2013

A discussion with rising star and Tacoma native Vicci Martinez

Rep. Adam Smith - Nov. 22, 2012
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Rep. Adam Smith - Nov. 22, 2012

A discussion with Congressman Adam Smith about the upcoming congressional session.

American Graduate - Nov. 15, 2012
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American Graduate - Nov. 15, 2012

Northwest Now discusses the American Graduate Program.

Destination Tacoma - Nov. 8, 2012
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Destination Tacoma - Nov. 8, 2012

Northwest Now discusses economic development in Tacoma-Pierce County.

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

 

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.