Furniture Bank - May 9, 2014
Northwest Now

Furniture Bank - May 9, 2014

An innovative solution for those without furniture.

Civic Summit - May 2, 2014
Northwest Now

Civic Summit - May 2, 2014

Local leaders work to address educational issues.

Natural Disasters - April 25, 2014
Northwest Now

Natural Disasters - April 25, 2014

Living in Western Washington is no picnic.

Workforce - April 18, 2014
Northwest Now

Workforce - April 18, 2014

Attacking the 'skills gap' through the SkillsUSA event.

Bob Ferguson - April 11, 2014
Northwest Now

Bob Ferguson - April 11, 2014

Washington's Attorney General.

Real Estate - April 4, 2014
Northwest Now

Real Estate - April 4, 2014

The Puget Sound region continues to heat up.

Super Ships - March 28, 2014
Northwest Now

Super Ships - March 28, 2014

Coming to a port near you.

Public Records - March 21, 2014
Northwest Now

Public Records - March 21, 2014

Is the legislature working to ensure your right to know?

Maker Economy - February 28, 2014
Northwest Now

Maker Economy - February 28, 2014

The next generation of innovators.

Heroin Resurgence - Feb. 21, 2014
Northwest Now

Heroin Resurgence - Feb. 21, 2014

The resurgence of heroin addiction in Washington State.

Women's Heart Health - Feb. 7, 2014
Northwest Now

Women's Heart Health - Feb. 7, 2014

Celebrate national Wear Red Day.

Jon Kitna - Janurary 31, 2014
Northwest Now

Jon Kitna - Janurary 31, 2014

The former Seahawks quarterback talks Superbowl and coaching.

Remembering MLK - January 24, 2014
Northwest Now

Remembering MLK - January 24, 2014

Where do we go from here?

Kreidler & Dorn - Jan. 17, 2014
Northwest Now

Kreidler & Dorn - Jan. 17, 2014

Insurance Commissioner Mike Kreidler and state schools Superintendent Randy Dorn.

Common Core - January 10, 2014
Northwest Now

Common Core - January 10, 2014

One of the most controversial, and misunderstood educational initiatives ever.

Sick Leave - February 14, 2014
Northwest Now

Sick Leave - February 14, 2014

Should Tacoma require private businesses to provide paid sick leave?

Non Profits - December 27, 2013
Northwest Now

Non Profits - December 27, 2013

The non-profits profiled on Northwest Now.

Reichert and Kilmer - Dec. 20, 2013
Northwest Now

Reichert and Kilmer - Dec. 20, 2013

Congressmen Reichert and Kilmer and the upcoming session in Congress.

TSO - November 15, 2013
Northwest Now

TSO - November 15, 2013

Finding a new maestro for the Tacoma Symphony Orchestra.

Governor Inslee - November 8, 2013
Northwest Now

Governor Inslee - November 8, 2013

Governor speaks on the day a massive tax break is approved for Boeing.

District 26 Race - November 1, 2013
Northwest Now

District 26 Race - November 1, 2013

Meet the candidates for the 26th District Senate seat.

The HCA - October 18, 2013
Northwest Now

The HCA - October 18, 2013

The Affordable Care Act and you.

Habitat for Humanity - Oct. 11, 2013
Northwest Now

Habitat for Humanity - Oct. 11, 2013

The largest project Habitat for Humanity has ever attempted in Pierce County.

Human Trafficking - October 4, 2013
Northwest Now

Human Trafficking - October 4, 2013

Human trafficking in Puget Sound.

Tacoma Prop 1 - September 27, 2013
Northwest Now

Tacoma Prop 1 - September 27, 2013

Voting to raise utility taxes.

Seattle Mayoral Race - September 20, 2013
Northwest Now

Seattle Mayoral Race - September 20, 2013

Ed Murray and Mike McGinn.

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.