Japanese Exclusion - Friday 7:30p

A closer look at a memorial dedicated to those how were forced from their homes during WWII. Click the box for a brief podcast preview.

Matt Mikkelson - March 22, 2019
Northwest Now

Matt Mikkelson - March 22, 2019

Making the connection between storytelling and the environment.

Salmon Recovery - March 15, 2019
Northwest Now

Salmon Recovery - March 15, 2019

Tribal and non-tribal fishers join in a call for more immediate action to save the salmon.

Open Government 2019 - March 8, 2019
Northwest Now

Open Government 2019 - March 8, 2019

The legislature resists transparency while rural citizens fill the watchdog role.

Black History Month 2019 - Feb. 8, 2019
Northwest Now

Black History Month 2019 - Feb. 8, 2019

The importance of history in the context of today.

Chris Rufo - Jan. 25, 2019
Northwest Now

Chris Rufo - Jan. 25, 2019

Is a centrist or conservative backlash coming to Seattle?

Pierce Economy - Jan. 18, 2019
Northwest Now

Pierce Economy - Jan. 18, 2019

Tacoma-Pierce keeping the streak alive.

Human Trafficking - Jan. 11, 2019
Northwest Now

Human Trafficking - Jan. 11, 2019

What can be done to stop this growing form of modern day slavery?

Earthrise - Dec. 21, 2018
Northwest Now

Earthrise - Dec. 21, 2018

Apollo 8 was one of NASA's biggest gambles. Astronaut Bill Anders tells the story.

Snopes Founder - Dec. 14, 2018
Northwest Now

Snopes Founder - Dec. 14, 2018

The war against urban legends and fake news with Tacoma's David Mikkelson.

New Boeing Plane - Dec. 7, 2018
Northwest Now

New Boeing Plane - Dec. 7, 2018

The push to land production on the NMA, or new mid-market airplane.

Finding Peace - Nov. 30, 2018
Northwest Now

Finding Peace - Nov. 30, 2018

Working for peace in an era of increasing hate.

Rape Culture - Nov. 16, 2018
Northwest Now

Rape Culture - Nov. 16, 2018

The dark side of American society exposed in media, politics and the legal system.

Shorelines of Stone, Nov. 9,  2018
Northwest Now

Shorelines of Stone, Nov. 9, 2018

Beach armoring threatens the Sound's food web and the endangered species that rely on it.

Voter Turnout -Nov. 2, 2018
Northwest Now

Voter Turnout -Nov. 2, 2018

Ballot security, the state's role, and the country's toxic politics.

Election Roundtable - Oct. 26, 2018
Northwest Now

Election Roundtable - Oct. 26, 2018

Taking a peek behind the curtain in the 2018 election.

I-1639 Gun Checks - Oct. 19, 2018
Northwest Now

I-1639 Gun Checks - Oct. 19, 2018

Tightening the laws governing the purchase and possession of semi-automatic rifles.

District 8 Race - Oct. 12, 2018
Northwest Now

District 8 Race - Oct. 12, 2018

Dino Rossi and Kim Schrier battle for Washington's 8th Congressional District.

Taxes - Oct. 5, 2018
Northwest Now

Taxes - Oct. 5, 2018

Voters consider a carbon fee, and banning 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 the state Superintendent of schools.

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.