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Northwest Now Digital First is a digital segment produced and hosted by Northwest Now Associate Producer Chris Anderson.  Northwest Now Digital First covers issues, events, and other community related concepts throughout Western Washington that you won't see anywhere else.

Mini Library Donation
KBTC

Mini Library Donation

A quick look at a program to promote reading through free "little libraries."

Chelan Bitcoin Boom
KBTC

Chelan Bitcoin Boom

Chris Anderson travels to Chelan County to discuss a boom in a different kind of mining

Tacoma Movies
KBTC

Tacoma Movies

A local movie producer and cast describe filming a movie in Tacoma

Al Brown
KBTC

Al Brown

One Tacoma man's inspirational story about homelessness, education and how he made it work

Miss Washington
KBTC

Miss Washington

Meet a Miss Washington candidate who is looking to make a difference in her community.

Invent Washington

Invent Washington

Find out how far a child's creativity and imagination can take them

Madras Maiden

Madras Maiden

Flight of only 12 still flying B-17 WWII era bombers was recently in Western Washington.

NAAM

NAAM

We take you to the Northwest African American Museum.

Festival of Sail

Festival of Sail

We ride along with a vintage schooner for the Tacoma Festival of Sail

Model Trains

Model Trains

A video essay look at a model train convention

Tacoma Buffalo Soldiers  Museum

Tacoma Buffalo Soldiers Museum

A look inside of the Tacoma Buffalo Soldiers Museum

Quixote Village

Quixote Village

We take you to Olympia where a unique community is designed to keep people off the streets

Kindergarten Readiness

Kindergarten Readiness

A look at how KBTC travels Western Washington to help children get ready for Kindergarten

Student Fire Training

Student Fire Training

A special program in Montesano readies high school seniors to become firefighters.

JBLM O2O

JBLM O2O

What are some options for those in the military for finding civilian careers?

Cadet Job Fair

Cadet Job Fair

A visit to a special job fair attended by members of the Washington Youth Academy

National Guard Menu

National Guard Menu

A look at a unique contest to help decide what those who are serving our country will eat

Fragile Waters

Fragile Waters

We travel to the San Juan Islands Museum of Art in Friday Harbor for a unique exhibit

Billy Frank Dedication

Billy Frank Dedication

A wildlife refuge area is named after a legendary Nisqually tribal activist

Foss Computer Donations

Foss Computer Donations

Hundreds of computers are donated to Tacoma's Foss High School.

EXIM Bank

EXIM Bank

A closer look at a local meeting about the EXIM Bank

President Xi Lincon HS Visit

President Xi Lincon HS Visit

Chines President Xi visits Tacoma's Lincoln High School

Friday Book Club

Friday Book Club

A look at a unique book club that's been going for the better part of a century.

KBTC Summer Camp

KBTC Summer Camp

A look at an important service KBTC provides to children in our community

NWN Digital First Flight Club

NWN Digital First Flight Club

A closer look at a unique club that celebrates exotic birds

NWN Digital First Seabeck Conference Center

NWN Digital First Seabeck Conference Center

A look at a special place that binds one Key Peninsula community together

Washington Youth Academy

Washington Youth Academy

A look at a special program allowing at-risk youth a second chance and a fresh start

Washington Youth Avademy Graduation

Washington Youth Avademy Graduation

Cadets of the Washington Youth Academy graduate from a unique stat-run program

TPSD Graduation Rates

TPSD Graduation Rates

Tacoma Public Schools celebrate skyrocketing graduation rates

TUPAC

TUPAC

Find out more about a special dance school designed for underprivileged children

Spanaway Documentary

Spanaway Documentary

A look at a documentary detailing the past of one South Sound community.

Digital First Magazine Show Part One

Digital First Magazine Show Part One

Looking Back at, Fragile Waters, WYA, I Was There, and Buffalo Soldiers

KBTC Spring Break 2017

KBTC Spring Break 2017

A look at a special educational program provided by KBTC

Bates Technical College Homes For Homeless

Bates Technical College Homes For Homeless

Students of a Bates construction program build small houses for the homeless

The People's Pool

The People's Pool

A pool opening in Tacoma's Hilltop neighborhood displays community pride and unity.

Asian Film Festival

Asian Film Festival

A look at a unique South Sound community based movie festival

Federal Way Performing Arts Center

Federal Way Performing Arts Center

A special look behind the scenes of a new preforming arts center for Federal Way

Crazy Stan

Crazy Stan

A Western Washington man walks to raise money and awareness for rescue animals.

Homeless African Americans

Homeless African Americans

A look at the disturbing trend that shows blacks have a higher homeless rate

Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships

A look at programs that can help get more than a foot in the door for many young people.

Northwest Pinball & Arcade Show

Northwest Pinball & Arcade Show

A peek at the biggest pinball and video game show in the Northwest

Tacoma Latino Town Hall

Tacoma Latino Town Hall

A wrap around look at a town hall aimed at Tacoma's fastest growing population.

MESA Day

MESA Day

Tacoma area high school students compete in an annual science competition.

Regional Treatment Facility

Regional Treatment Facility

Tacoma's new sustainable way of disposing of street water before it hits the bay.

ORAR Screening

ORAR Screening

A look at a screening for a KBTC documentary about a dark chapter in Tacoma history

Stuff The Bus

Stuff The Bus

A look at a program designed to get much needed school supplies to needy Tacoma students.

Food Bank Volunteers

Food Bank Volunteers

A look at those taking their own time to help others at a Tacoma food bank

NHK

NHK

Take a look at what KBTC broadcast partner NHK has to offer viewers

NHK Launch Gala

NHK Launch Gala

Celebrations for the launch of NHK World in Seattle/Tacoma TV Market

Bite of Seattle

Bite of Seattle

We take you to the 2017 Bite of Seattle with our broadcast partner NHK

MEET ASSOCIATE PRODUCER 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 more than 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.  When he's not putting together Northwest Now shows or Digital First segments, Chris enjoys exploring and hiking in and around Western Washington, traveling and reading. Chris is a native of the Pacific Northwest and currently resides in Seattle.