White Privilege - Jan. 26, 2018

What is white privilege and what can be done about it? Click the box to hear a brief podcast preview.

Pierce Economy - Jan. 19, 2018
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Pierce Economy - Jan. 19, 2018

With an impressive economic boom, what's next for Pierce County?

Chinese Expulsion - Jan. 12, 2018
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Chinese Expulsion - Jan. 12, 2018

Find out how art is being used to teach students about racial intolerance

Governor Jay Inslee - Dec. 22, 2017
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Governor Jay Inslee - Dec. 22, 2017

Governor Jay Inslee's agenda for the 2018 legislative session.

Bob Ferguson - Dec. 15, 2017
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Bob Ferguson - Dec. 15, 2017

The Attorney General's barrage of litigation against the Trump administration.

Taking The K-129 - Dec. 8, 2017
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Taking The K-129 - Dec. 8, 2017

How American intelligence got its hands on a sunken Soviet submarine.

Homeless Crisis - Dec. 1, 2017
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Homeless Crisis - Dec. 1, 2017

Just how bad is the South Sound homeless crisis and what are some possible solutions?

The Western Flyer - Nov. 24, 2017
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The Western Flyer - Nov. 24, 2017

Art and science come together in the quest to restore a famous, long lost, boat.

Sexual Violence - Nov. 17, 2017
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Sexual Violence - Nov. 17, 2017

Are incidents of sexual violence and harassment up or are more victims coming forward?

Veterans Day - Nov. 10, 2017
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Veterans Day - Nov. 10, 2017

Find out what local veterans think about a divided America.

Pat O'Day - Nov. 3, 2017
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Pat O'Day - Nov. 3, 2017

We sit down with local radio legend Pat O'Day.

DACA - Oct. 27, 2017
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DACA - Oct. 27, 2017

What's next for Dreamers?

The Casket Maker - Oct. 20, 2017
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The Casket Maker - Oct. 20, 2017

We introduce you to a unique Vashon Island craftsman.

Cary Moon - Oct.13, 2017
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Cary Moon - Oct.13, 2017

The mayoral candidate's vision for Seattle's future.

District 45 Senate Race - Oct.  6, 2017
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District 45 Senate Race - Oct. 6, 2017

Two journalists discuss a high stakes state Senate race.

Tacoma Mayor Race - Sep. 29, 2017
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Tacoma Mayor Race - Sep. 29, 2017

Meet Tacoma's mayoral candidates.

McCleary Funding - Sep. 22, 2017
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McCleary Funding - Sep. 22, 2017

Did the McCleary funding package fulfill the legislature's obligation?

Back To School  - Sep. 15, 2017
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Back To School - Sep. 15, 2017

Film maker Gregory Marks takes on bullies and teacher Nate Bowling challenges perceptions.

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.

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