A Beautiful Life - September 2, 2016
Northwest Now

A Beautiful Life - September 2, 2016

Carol Decker - motivating others faced with severe physical challenges.

Project Comet - September 9, 2016
Northwest Now

Project Comet - September 9, 2016

A local team's effort to restore a De Havilland Comet.

Puyallup Homeless - May 13, 2016
Northwest Now

Puyallup Homeless - May 13, 2016

A South Sound town's growing problem.

ST3 - May 6, 2016
Northwest Now

ST3 - May 6, 2016

The push for light rail in Western Washington.

Real Estate 2016 - April 15, 2016
Northwest Now

Real Estate 2016 - April 15, 2016

Western Washington's seller's market continues to surge.

Veterans Transitions - April 1, 2016
Northwest Now

Veterans Transitions - April 1, 2016

The search for careers in the civilian world.

Methanol Plant - March 18, 2016
Northwest Now

Methanol Plant - March 18, 2016

A controversial new addition to Tacoma's Tideflats.

Open Government - March 11, 2016
Northwest Now

Open Government - March 11, 2016

Your right to government records and the roadblocks you face.

Early Start - February 26, 2016
Northwest Now

Early Start - February 26, 2016

Children benefit through a new push for early education.

Gun Control - February 19, 2016
Northwest Now

Gun Control - February 19, 2016

Does a Constitutional right have to collide with public safety?

Black Panthers - February 12, 2016
Northwest Now

Black Panthers - February 12, 2016

Former members talk about the past and present of civil rights activism.

Guardianship - February 5, 2016
Northwest Now

Guardianship - February 5, 2016

Casey Kasem's daughter fights for change.

KPLU - January 29, 2016
Northwest Now

KPLU - January 29, 2016

The effort to save a local radio station.

Governor Inslee - January 22, 2016
Northwest Now

Governor Inslee - January 22, 2016

Jay Inslee's agenda as he nears the end of his first term.

Heroin - January 15, 2016
Northwest Now

Heroin - January 15, 2016

A local journalist loses her daughter to heroin.

Local Economy - January 8, 2016
Northwest Now

Local Economy - January 8, 2016

With Seattle booming, how is the South Sound faring?

Children's Museum - January 1, 2016
Northwest Now

Children's Museum - January 1, 2016

Play dates for special needs children.

Tacoma City Ballet -Dec. 18, 2015
Northwest Now

Tacoma City Ballet -Dec. 18, 2015

Celebrating a 60th anniversary.

Active Shooter - December 11, 2015
Northwest Now

Active Shooter - December 11, 2015

How can this keep getting worse?

Is WA Killing You? - Dec. 14, 2015
Northwest Now

Is WA Killing You? - Dec. 14, 2015

Living in Washington can be dangerous.

Hunger WA - November 20, 2015
Northwest Now

Hunger WA - November 20, 2015

Helping the hungry in Western Washington.

Reichert & Kilmer - Nov. 20, 2015
Northwest Now

Reichert & Kilmer - Nov. 20, 2015

Congressmen Kilmer and Reichert on the latest from the other Washington.

Boeing Book - November 13, 2015
Northwest Now

Boeing Book - November 13, 2015

The corporate evolution of Boeing and the impact on culture.

FIlipino History - Nov. 6, 2015
Northwest Now

FIlipino History - Nov. 6, 2015

Pierce County has the largest Filipino American population in Washington.

Vote Tacoma - October 30, 2015
Northwest Now

Vote Tacoma - October 30, 2015

Tacoma voters face major decisions about infrastructure and leadership.

Project Peace - October 23, 2015
Northwest Now

Project Peace - October 23, 2015

An effort to bring police, policy makers and the public together in Tacoma.

Election 2015 - October 16, 2015
Northwest Now

Election 2015 - October 16, 2015

I-1366 requires a super majority for tax hikes, and Puyallup voters consider a bond.

Saving the Salmon - October 9, 2015
Northwest Now

Saving the Salmon - October 9, 2015

As salmon populations crash, local tribes fight for restoration.

McCleary Contempt - Oct. 2, 2015
Northwest Now

McCleary Contempt - Oct. 2, 2015

What does the recent Supreme Court decision mean for the future of public school funding?

Presidential Visit - Sept. 25, 2015
Northwest Now

Presidential Visit - Sept. 25, 2015

Xi Jinping's visits Tacoma.

Drought Emergency - Sept. 18, 2015
Northwest Now

Drought Emergency - Sept. 18, 2015

Washington State and the worst drought on record.

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.