The Road to Nowhere - June 20, 2013
Northwest Now

The Road to Nowhere - June 20, 2013

Will Highway 167 every be completed?

Saving History - May 16, 2013
Northwest Now

Saving History - May 16, 2013

The work of the Washington State History Museum.

Help Wanted - April 20, 2013
Northwest Now

Help Wanted - April 20, 2013

The so-called 'skills-gap' and workforce training.

Rep. Reichert - April 18, 2013
Northwest Now

Rep. Reichert - April 18, 2013

The latest from the other Washington, and the eighth Congressional District.

On The Record - April 25, 2013
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On The Record - April 25, 2013

Public records and your right to know in Washington State.

Reshaping Tacoma - March 28, 2013
Northwest Now

Reshaping Tacoma - March 28, 2013

Meet UWT's Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, Cedric Howard.

Congressman Kilmer - Feb. 21, 2013
Northwest Now

Congressman Kilmer - Feb. 21, 2013

The freshman Representative from the 6th Congressional District.

Healthy Kids - February 14, 2013
Northwest Now

Healthy Kids - February 14, 2013

Are kids as healthy as they used to be?

Out of the Mist - February 7, 2013
Northwest Now

Out of the Mist - February 7, 2013

Robert Chrestensen's third feature-length film, Out of the Mist.

Breathe Easy - January 31, 2013
Northwest Now

Breathe Easy - January 31, 2013

Burn bans and clean air standards in Western Washington.

Paying it Forward  - Jan. 24, 2013
Northwest Now

Paying it Forward - Jan. 24, 2013

Voters decide the fate of a $500-million school bond issue in Tacoma.

After Sandy Hook - January 17, 2013
Northwest Now

After Sandy Hook - January 17, 2013

Both sides of the gun control issue, law enforcement, and the schools.

A Rising Star -  Jan. 10, 2013
Northwest Now

A Rising Star - Jan. 10, 2013

Tacoma's Vicci Martinez talks about her career, and performs on set.

Rep, Adam Smith - Nov. 22, 2012
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Rep, Adam Smith - Nov. 22, 2012

Congressman Adam Smith and what's next in D.C.

American Graduate - Nov. 15, 2012
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American Graduate - Nov. 15, 2012

A major grant program awarded to KBTC comes to fruition.

Destination Tacoma  - Nov. 8, 2012
Northwest Now

Destination Tacoma - Nov. 8, 2012

Is the South Sound finally ready to boom?

Charter Schools - November 1, 2102
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Charter Schools - November 1, 2102

Are public charter schools right for Washington?

Proposition 1 - October 18, 2012
Northwest Now

Proposition 1 - October 18, 2012

Pierce County Transit seeks a sales tax increase to restore service cuts.

Rob McKenna - October 11, 2012
Northwest Now

Rob McKenna - October 11, 2012

Washington's Republican candidate for Governor.

Jay Inslee - October 4, 2012
Northwest Now

Jay Inslee - October 4, 2012

Washington's Democratic candidate for governor.

The 10th CD - Sept. 27, 2012
Northwest Now

The 10th CD - Sept. 27, 2012

Who will lead the newly created 10th Congressional District?

Ready to Learn - Sept. 20, 2012
Northwest Now

Ready to Learn - Sept. 20, 2012

A unique partnership addressing academic performance and homelessness.

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.