Real Estate - April 27, 2018

Spring has sprung and so have for sale signs throughout Western Washington. We'll haveThe latest in local real estate. Click the box for podcast preview.

Project SPARC - April 20, 2018
Northwest Now

Project SPARC - April 20, 2018

Why are African Americans hit so hard by homelessness?

Xavier Cooper - April 6, 2018
Northwest Now

Xavier Cooper - April 6, 2018

Meet a local, rising star in the NFL.

Vietnam - March 30, 2018
Northwest Now

Vietnam - March 30, 2018

50 years later, we still struggle to understand the Vietnam War.

School Shootings - March 23, 2018
Northwest Now

School Shootings - March 23, 2018

Schools under fire in the era of mass shootings.

Open Government - March 9, 2018
Northwest Now

Open Government - March 9, 2018

Facing a lawsuit to force compliance with the Public Records Act, the Legislature reacts.

Tacoma LNG PLant - March 2, 2018
Northwest Now

Tacoma LNG PLant - March 2, 2018

Opponents cheer a new environmental review on PSE's controversial LNG plant.

Death Penalty - Feb. 23, 2018
Northwest Now

Death Penalty - Feb. 23, 2018

Is the death penalty on its way out in Washington?

Opioids - Feb. 16, 2018
Northwest Now

Opioids - Feb. 16, 2018

Washington's top researcher on the battle against opioids.

Millennial Problems - Feb. 6, 2018
Northwest Now

Millennial Problems - Feb. 6, 2018

Millennials say the deck is stacked against them.

White Privilege - Jan. 26, 2018
Northwest Now

White Privilege - Jan. 26, 2018

What exactly is White Privilege and what can be done about it?

Pierce Economy - Jan. 19, 2018
Northwest Now

Pierce Economy - Jan. 19, 2018

Pierce County's economy booms.

Chinese Expulsion - Jan. 12, 2018
Northwest Now

Chinese Expulsion - Jan. 12, 2018

Art teaching about racial intolerance.

Governor Jay Inslee - Dec. 22, 2017
Northwest Now

Governor Jay Inslee - Dec. 22, 2017

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

Bob Ferguson - Dec. 15, 2017
Northwest Now

Bob Ferguson - Dec. 15, 2017

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

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

Taking The K-129 - Dec. 8, 2017

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

Homeless Crisis - Dec. 1, 2017
Northwest Now

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
Northwest Now

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
Northwest Now

Sexual Violence - Nov. 17, 2017

Sexual violence and harassment in the #metoo era.

Veterans Day - Nov. 10, 2017
Northwest Now

Veterans Day - Nov. 10, 2017

Find out what local veterans think about a divided America.

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

Pat O'Day - Nov. 3, 2017

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

DACA - Oct. 27, 2017
Northwest Now

DACA - Oct. 27, 2017

What's next for Dreamers?

The Casket Maker - Oct. 20, 2017
Northwest Now

The Casket Maker - Oct. 20, 2017

We introduce you to a unique Vashon Island craftsman.

Cary Moon - Oct.13, 2017
Northwest Now

Cary Moon - Oct.13, 2017

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

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

District 45 Senate Race - Oct. 6, 2017

Two journalists discuss a high stakes state Senate race.

Tacoma Mayor Race - Sep. 29, 2017
Northwest Now

Tacoma Mayor Race - Sep. 29, 2017

Meet Tacoma's mayoral candidates.

McCleary Funding - Sep. 22, 2017
Northwest Now

McCleary Funding - Sep. 22, 2017

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

Back To School  - Sep. 15, 2017
Northwest Now

Back To School - Sep. 15, 2017

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

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.