A Touch of Light

A look at a program that uses art to help rehabilitate veterans who are serving time

Chris Anderson
Northwest Now Associate Producer Chris Anderson joined KBTC in September of 2014. Before his arrival at KBTC he worked in Seattle for seven years at KCPQ and KING as an Assignment Editor. Chris has more than 20 years of experience as a television journalist, working as an assignment editor and producer in markets like, Sacramento, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Monterey/Salinas and Santa Barbara. He attended San Jose State University and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Television and Radio Journalism. When he's not putting together Northwest Now shows or Digital First segments, Chris enjoys exploring and hiking in and around Western Washington, traveling and reading. Chris is a native of the Pacific Northwest and currently resides in Seattle.

Holy Rosary Church

A look at community efforts to save a landmark church in Tacoma

Washington Wolves

Plans to take wolves off the Endangered Species list in our state

Her Story

A look at a special exhibit at the Tacoma Historical Society

Manis Mastodon

A look at how one Western Washington discovery led to a rethinking of human history

Wash Away No More

One coastal community's effort to save their homes and not be defined by circumstances

Washington State Manufacturing

A look at our state's robust manufacturing industry

Stonewall 50th Anniversary

Chris Anderson has this look at the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising.

Our Common Home Farms

A look at a special community farming program

Bates CAHE Groundbreaking

Groundbreaking for new $43 million health education center

Summer of Space

Chris Anderson has this look at the "Summer of Space."

Reality House

A Look at a program that allows teen actors to simulate life and death teen issues

Opioid Task Force

A look at a special task force aiming to put an end to the county's opioid problem

Tacoma-Pierce Tourism

Pierce County is quickly becoming a popular vacation spot.

Commercial Space

A look at a local company that helps NASA put satellites and humans in outer space

TUPAC Nutcracker Presentation

A look at a special holiday presentation put on by a special urban dance program

Derelict Vessels

A look at a state program designed to remove abandoned boats in Washington State waterways

East Side Community Center

City of Tacoma opens its newest community center on the East Side of town.

Claquato Church

Take a closer look at Washington State's oldest standing building

Orca Task Force

A look at the Governor's Southern Resident Orca Task Force

Mini Library Donation

A quick look at a program to promote reading through free "little libraries."

Chelan Bitcoin Boom

Chris Anderson travels to Chelan County to discuss a boom in a different kind of mining

Wellington Ghost Town

Visit the historic remains of one of Washington's most infamous ghost towns.

Liberty Ghost Town

In part two of our Ghost Towns series, Chris Anderson takes you to the town of Liberty.

Melmont Ghost Town

Chris Anderson takes us to the Pierce County ghost town of Melmont.

Tacoma Movies

A local movie producer and cast describe filming a movie in Tacoma

Al Brown

One Tacoma man's inspirational story about homelessness, education and how he made it work

Miss Washington

Meet a Miss Washington candidate who is looking to make a difference in her community.

Invent Washington

Find out how far a child's creativity and imagination can take them

Madras Maiden

Flight of only 12 still flying B-17 WWII era bombers was recently in Western Washington.


We take you to the Northwest African American Museum.

Festival of Sail

We ride along with a vintage schooner for the Tacoma Festival of Sail

Model Trains

A video essay look at a model train convention

Tacoma Buffalo Soldiers Museum

A look inside of the Tacoma Buffalo Soldiers Museum

Quixote Village

We take you to Olympia where a unique community is designed to keep people off the streets

Kindergarten Readiness

A look at how KBTC travels Western Washington to help children get ready for Kindergarten

Student Fire Training

Student Fire Training

A special program in Montesano readies high school seniors to become firefighters.


What are some options for those in the military for finding civilian careers?

Cadet Job Fair

A visit to a special job fair attended by members of the Washington Youth Academy

National Guard Menu

A look at a unique contest to help decide what those who are serving our country will eat

Fragile Waters

We travel to the San Juan Islands Museum of Art in Friday Harbor for a unique exhibit

Digital First Billy Frank Dedication

A wildlife refuge area is named after a legendary Nisqually tribal activist

Foss Computer Donations

Hundreds of computers are donated to Tacoma's Foss High School.


A closer look at a local meeting about the EXIM Bank

President Xi Lincon HS Visit

Chines President Xi visits Tacoma's Lincoln High School

Friday Book Club

A look at a unique book club that's been going for the better part of a century.

KBTC Summer Camp

A look at an important service KBTC provides to children in our community

Flight Club

A closer look at a unique club that celebrates exotic birds

Seabeck Conference Center

A look at a special place that binds one Key Peninsula community together

Washington Youth Academy

A look at a special program allowing at-risk youth a second chance and a fresh start

Washington Youth Avademy Graduation

Cadets of the Washington Youth Academy graduate from a unique stat-run program

TPSD Graduation Rates

Tacoma Public Schools celebrate skyrocketing graduation rates


Find out more about a special dance school designed for underprivileged children

Spanaway Documentary

Spanaway Documentary

A look at a documentary detailing the past of one South Sound community.

Digital First Magazine Show

Looking Back at, Fragile Waters, WYA, I Was There, and Buffalo Soldiers

KBTC Spring Break 2017

A look at a special educational program provided by KBTC

Bates Technical College Homes For Homeless

Students of a Bates construction program build small houses for the homeless

The People's Pool

A pool opening in Tacoma's Hilltop neighborhood displays community pride and unity.

Asian Film Festival

A look at a unique South Sound community based movie festival

Federal Way Performing Arts Center

A special look behind the scenes of a new preforming arts center for Federal Way

Crazy Stan

A Western Washington man walks to raise money and awareness for rescue animals.

Homeless African Americans

A look at the disturbing trend that shows blacks have a higher homeless rate


A look at programs that can help get more than a foot in the door for many young people.

Northwest Pinball & Arcade Show

A peek at the biggest pinball and video game show in the Northwest

Tacoma Latino Town Hall

A wrap around look at a town hall aimed at Tacoma's fastest growing population.


Tacoma area high school students compete in an annual science competition.

Regional Treatment Facility

Tacoma's new sustainable way of disposing of street water before it hits the bay.

ORAR Screening

A look at a screening for a KBTC documentary about a dark chapter in Tacoma history

Stuff The Bus

A look at a program designed to get much needed school supplies to needy Tacoma students.

Food Bank Volunteers

A look at those taking their own time to help others at a Tacoma food bank


Take a look at what KBTC broadcast partner NHK has to offer viewers

NHK Launch Gala

Celebrations for the launch of NHK World in Seattle/Tacoma TV Market

Bite of Seattle

We take you to the 2017 Bite of Seattle with our broadcast partner NHK