I-1639 Gun Checks - Oct. 19, 2018 Click Box To Watch

A closer look at another gun control initiative on this November's ballot

District 8 Race - Oct. 12, 2018
Northwest Now

District 8 Race - Oct. 12, 2018

Hear both candidates competing to represent Washington's 8th Congressional District.

Taxes - Oct. 5, 2018
Northwest Now

Taxes - Oct. 5, 2018

Voters consider a carbon fee, and curtailing local taxes on sugary drinks.

Police Accountability - Sept. 28, 2018
Northwest Now

Police Accountability - Sept. 28, 2018

Is I-940 an important element of police reform?

Race & Pedagogy - Sep. 21, 2018
Northwest Now

Race & Pedagogy - Sep. 21, 2018

The intersection of education and race with UPS' Dr. Dexter Gordon.

Chris Reykdal - Sep. 14, 2018
Northwest Now

Chris Reykdal - Sep. 14, 2018

Funding problems and teacher strikes with state Superintendent Chris Reykdal.

MEET 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-Stockton, 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.