Knute Berger - May 18, 2018
Northwest Now

Knute Berger - May 18, 2018

A discussion with veteran Seattle journalist Knute Berger

Freeway Wars - May 11, 2018
Northwest Now

Freeway Wars - May 11, 2018

Is there any solution to Seattle's traffic nightmare?

Real Estate 2018 - April 27, 2018
Northwest Now

Real Estate 2018 - April 27, 2018

We take our annual closer look at the Western Washington real estate market

Project SPARC - April 20, 2018
Northwest Now

Project SPARC - April 20, 2018

Why are African Americans hit so hard by homelessness?

Xavier Cooper - April 6, 2018
Northwest Now

Xavier Cooper - April 6, 2018

Meet a local rising star in the NFL

Vietnam - March 30, 2018
Northwest Now

Vietnam - March 30, 2018

50 Years later the Vietnam war is still a hotly debated era in American history

School Shootings - March 22, 2018
Northwest Now

School Shootings - March 22, 2018

What will it take to make our schools and children safe again?

Open Government - March 9, 2018
Northwest Now

Open Government - March 9, 2018

Find out more about your rights to government documents and information

Tacoma LNG PLant - Feb. 22, 2018
Northwest Now

Tacoma LNG PLant - Feb. 22, 2018

What's next for Tacoma as PSE continues its plans to install a large LNG Plant?

Washington Death Penalty - Feb. 23, 2018
Northwest Now

Washington Death Penalty - Feb. 23, 2018

What's next for our state's death penalty punishment?

Opioids - Feb. 16. 2018
Northwest Now

Opioids - Feb. 16. 2018

What can be done to stop the alarming addiction and death rate due to these drugs?

Millennial Problems - Feb. 6, 2018
Northwest Now

Millennial Problems - Feb. 6, 2018

Are Millennials facing bigger problems than previous generations?

White Privilege - Jan. 26, 2018
Northwest Now

White Privilege - Jan. 26, 2018

What exactly is White Privilege and what can be done about it?

Pierce Economy Jan. 19, 2018
Northwest Now

Pierce Economy Jan. 19, 2018

With an impressive economic boom, what's next for Pierce County?

Chinese Expulsion - Jan. 12, 2018
Northwest Now

Chinese Expulsion - Jan. 12, 2018

Find out how art is being used to teach students about racial intolerance

Governor Jay Inslee - Dec. 22, 2017
Northwest Now

Governor Jay Inslee - Dec. 22, 2017

We sit down with Washington Governor Jay Inslee to discuss his agenda for our state.

Attorney General Bob Ferguson - Dec. 15, 2017
Northwest Now

Attorney General Bob Ferguson - Dec. 15, 2017

Are there any more lawsuits about to be filed against the Trump Administration?

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

Taking The K-129 - Dec. 8, 2017

Find out more about a book detailing a cold war era attempt to raise a sunken Soviet

Homeless Crisis - Dec. 1, 2017
Northwest Now

Homeless Crisis - Dec. 1, 2017

Just how bad is the South Sound homeless crisis and what are some possible solutions?

Western Flyer - Nov. 24, 2017
Northwest Now

Western Flyer - Nov. 24, 2017

A closer look at an historic boat that's being renovated here in Western Washington.

Sexual Violence - Nov. 17, 2017
Northwest Now

Sexual Violence - Nov. 17, 2017

Are incidents of sexual violence and harassment up or are more victims coming forward?

Veterans Day - Nov. 10, 2017
Northwest Now

Veterans Day - Nov. 10, 2017

Find out what local veterans think about a divided America

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

Pat O'Day - Nov. 3, 2017

We sit down with local radio legend Pat O'Day

DACA - Oct. 27, 2017
Northwest Now

DACA - Oct. 27, 2017

A closer look at the future of the DACA program. What is the future of Dreamers in the US?

The Casket Maker - Oct. 20, 2017
Northwest Now

The Casket Maker - Oct. 20, 2017

We introduce you to a unique Vashon Island Craftsman

Seattle Mayor Race/Cary Moon - Oct. 13, 2017
Northwest Now

Seattle Mayor Race/Cary Moon - Oct. 13, 2017

Find out what her vision is for Seattle's future

District 45 State Senate Race - Oct. 6, 2017
Northwest Now

District 45 State Senate Race - Oct. 6, 2017

A discussion with two journalists about this high-stakes race

Tacoma Mayor Race 2017 - Sep. 29, 2017
Northwest Now

Tacoma Mayor Race 2017 - Sep. 29, 2017

A closer look at this year's mayor race in Tacoma

McCleary Funding - Sep. 22, 2017
Northwest Now

McCleary Funding - Sep. 22, 2017

A closer look at the contuninuing efforts of the state's efforts to fund education.

Back To School - Sep. 15, 2017
Northwest Now

Back To School - Sep. 15, 2017

A look at educational and social issues as children head back to school

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.