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I have been a broadcast journalist and storyteller for more than a decade. I got my foot in the door by running audio at a TV station and I later got the chance to tell stories using video as a photographer. I then jumped in front of the camera to start reporting.
I’ve spent my career in my home state of Arkansas, but Seattle feels like home because my wife, Sydney, is from Oregon, so there are plenty of friends and family nearby.
I’m known around the newsroom as…
“The Guy from Arkansas,” and I take pride in that.
What keeps me going…
The opportunity to work with incredibly talented people who work hard to perfect their craft. A Christian from the Bible Belt, I always look for opportunities to serve people in need.
My greatest TV moment…
Winning an Edward R. Murrow Award.
TV moment I would like to forget…
I was caught on live television calling the Texas Rangers a “Sinking Ship”. The blooper lived in infamy online for several days and made lots of people laugh. I’m just glad I was able to laugh at myself too.
If I had free time I would…
Spend every minute of it with my family, out and about in the Evergreen State. Washington has to be one of the most beautiful places in the country, and I am so happy to call it home.
Contact me at tom@q13fox.com


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    WSDOT denies report of ‘uneven settling’ near Alaskan Way Viaduct, work on Bertha access tunnel remains stopped

    SEATTLE (AP) — The state Transportation Department says the contractor building a highway tunnel under downtown Seattle has stopped work at a pit needed to access the stalled boring machine called Bertha. Settling has been detected in the area around the Alaskan Way Viaduct. Initially it was reported that tests over the weekend showed the settling was uneven, which is more risky than if the soil settled uniformly. However Monday WSDOT officials told Q13 FOX that the settlement is not […]

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    Activists joined by Rev Jesse Jackson for more Ferguson protests in Seattle; ‘This has finally hit the breaking point’

    SEATTLE — A large group of protesters are expected to meet at Westlake Plaza on Monday evening to stand against what they call police brutality and injustice. This evening’s planned protest will begin at 6 pm and could last into Tuesday morning. Protesters are asking people to bring signs and bring friends. Rev. Jesse Jackson is also in Seattle for an event and said he would like to see the President of the United States do something. Rev. Jackson said, […]

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    Ready to march: Another round of planned protests could disrupt Seattle events today

    SEATTLE — Several groups are planning protest events in downtown Seattle while families enjoy the parade and other activities the city has to offer. Anti-police and anti-capitalist groups are planning marches and protests in Westlake Plaza and on Capitol Hill during the busiest shopping day of the year. The parade begins at 9 a.m. in downtown Seattle with other family events afterwards. Protests could begin at Westlake Plaza as early as 11 a.m. More protesters are expected to meet at 1 […]

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    SEATTLE — Shopping experts have great advice for parents who are shopping with small children who like to wonder off in crowded shopping malls and stores. Experts at Northgate Mall in Seattle know it can be difficult to search for great deals and keep an eye on small children in crowded stores. There are several things you can do before you start shopping. First, make a mental note of what your child is wearing. Expert recommend taking a picture of […]

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    Forget about turkey: Shoppers show up in droves for area gray Thursday deals

    KENT — Dozens of shoppers showed up to take advantage of door busters and deals at KMART and other retailers opening on Thanksgiving day. Retail experts are expecting 25 million shoppers to leave their turkey on the table and cash in on savings at a number of growing retailers. At the Kmart in Kent, shoppers showed up at 12:30 AM to be the first in line when the store opened at 6 a.m. Chris Dinkins was one of the first […]

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    Traveling over the passes this weekend? Might want to bring the chains

    SNOQUALMIE PASS — Forecasters expect anywhere from a foot to 16 inches of snow to fall in the next 24 hours in the Cascades, making travel difficult at times. The National Weather Service issued the Winter Weather Advisory. The heaviest snowfall is expected in the upper elevations on Friday afternoon and evening. At times the snow could be falling up to one inch per hour. Winter driving conditions can be expected at elevations above 3,500 feet. Mount Baker and highway […]

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    Caregiver arrested after sexual abuse of 83-year-old woman allegedly caught on ‘nanny cam’

    AUBURN, Wash. — Police arrested a man at an adult care facility Thursday for allegedly sexually abusing a woman. They said the abuse was caught on video using a ‘nanny cam’ after the resident’s family suspected something was wrong at Auburn Adult Care. Auburn police responded to the adult home in the 2700 block of Forest Ridge Drive Southeast just after 7:00 p.m. Investigators said the victim was an 83-year-old woman who lived at the facility. The victim and all 11 other elderly […]

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    Caregiver arrested after sexual abuse of 83-year-old woman allegedly caught on ‘nanny cam’

    AUBURN — Police arrested a man at an adult care facility Thursday for allegedly sexually abusing a woman. They said the abuse was caught on video using a ‘nanny cam’ after the resident’s family suspected something was wrong at Auburn Adult Care. Auburn police responded to the adult home in the 2700 block of Forest Ridge Drive Southeast just after 7:00 p.m. Investigators said the victim was an 83-year-old woman who lived at the facility. The victim and all 11 other elderly residents […]

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    Strong winds topple trees; knock power out to tens of thousands

    AUBURN — Strong wind gusts sawed through branches and uproot giant evergreens knocking out power to thousands and blocking major roadways over night. According to Puget Sound Energy, over 60,000 people lost power during the wind storm that brought down hundreds trees. Several trees crashed onto homes but there were no reports of major injuries. Trees also closed major roads in Auburn. Military Road South was closed for several hours after an enormous tree fell on the roadway blocking both […]