Knute Berger - May 18, 2018
Northwest Now

Knute Berger - May 18, 2018

Meet a journalist known as the "Mossback."

Freeway Wars - May 11, 2018
Northwest Now

Freeway Wars - May 11, 2018

Seattle's past and future collide on the freeways.

Real Estate 2018 - April 27, 2018
Northwest Now

Real Estate 2018 - April 27, 2018

A red hot market leading the nation, for now.

Project SPARC - April 20, 2018
Northwest Now

Project SPARC - April 20, 2018

African Americans - hard hit by homelessness.

Xavier Cooper - April 6, 2018
Northwest Now

Xavier Cooper - April 6, 2018

Tacoma's rising star in the NFL.

Vietnam - March 30, 2018
Northwest Now

Vietnam - March 30, 2018

Still coming to grips with the Vietnam war, 50 years later.

School Shootings - March 22, 2018
Northwest Now

School Shootings - March 22, 2018

Making our schools safe again.

Open Government - March 9, 2018
Northwest Now

Open Government - March 9, 2018

State lawmakers seek exemption from the Public Records Act.

Tacoma LNG PLant - Feb. 22, 2018
Northwest Now

Tacoma LNG PLant - Feb. 22, 2018

Is PSE's controversial project a done deal?

Death Penalty - Feb. 23, 2018
Northwest Now

Death Penalty - Feb. 23, 2018

Our discussion about the ultimate punishment.

Opioids - Feb. 16. 2018
Northwest Now

Opioids - Feb. 16. 2018

The epidemic that just won't quit.

Millennial Problems - Feb. 6, 2018
Northwest Now

Millennial Problems - Feb. 6, 2018

A generation of whiners, or are the cards stacked against them?

White Privilege - Jan. 26, 2018
Northwest Now

White Privilege - Jan. 26, 2018

Taking on a difficult topic.

Pierce Economy - Jan. 19, 2018
Northwest Now

Pierce Economy - Jan. 19, 2018

How long can the turnaround last?

Chinese Expulsion - Jan. 12, 2018
Northwest Now

Chinese Expulsion - Jan. 12, 2018

Teaching racial tolerance through art.

Governor Jay Inslee - Dec. 22, 2017
Northwest Now

Governor Jay Inslee - Dec. 22, 2017

Our annual discussion with the state's chief executive.

AG Bob Ferguson - Dec. 15, 2017
Northwest Now

AG Bob Ferguson - Dec. 15, 2017

A state official battles the Trump administration.

Taking The K-129 - Dec. 8, 2017
Northwest Now

Taking The K-129 - Dec. 8, 2017

How did the Americans capture a secret Soviet submarine?

Homeless Crisis - Dec. 1, 2017
Northwest Now

Homeless Crisis - Dec. 1, 2017

A problem that only seems to be getting worse.

The Western Flyer - Nov. 24, 2017
Northwest Now

The Western Flyer - Nov. 24, 2017

A famous vessel restored to explore, rather than exploit, the sea.

Sexual Violence - Nov. 17, 2017
Northwest Now

Sexual Violence - Nov. 17, 2017

A frank discussion with two local experts.

Veterans Day - Nov. 10, 2017
Northwest Now

Veterans Day - Nov. 10, 2017

Veterans consider a divided America.

Pat O'Day - Nov. 3, 2017
Northwest Now

Pat O'Day - Nov. 3, 2017

Meet a local radio legend.

DACA - Oct. 27, 2017
Northwest Now

DACA - Oct. 27, 2017

Dreamers face an unsure future.

The Casket Maker - Oct. 20, 2017
Northwest Now

The Casket Maker - Oct. 20, 2017

A Vashon Island craftsman turns tragedy into a business.

Cary Moon - Oct. 13, 2017
Northwest Now

Cary Moon - Oct. 13, 2017

An outsider pursues Seattle's highest office.

State Senate Race - Oct. 6, 2017
Northwest Now

State Senate Race - Oct. 6, 2017

Control of the legislature hangs in the balance.

Mayor's Race - Sep. 29, 2017
Northwest Now

Mayor's Race - Sep. 29, 2017

The race for Tacoma's highest office.

McCleary Funding - Sep. 22, 2017
Northwest Now

McCleary Funding - Sep. 22, 2017

Our discussion about fully funding public schools.

Back To School - Sep. 15, 2017
Northwest Now

Back To School - Sep. 15, 2017

A local film maker and educator talk about the state of our 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.