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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

Recent Articles
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    WSP to target trouble spots in effort to save lives

    SEATTLE — Washington State Patrol has identified a number of areas throughout the Puget Sound area where it is seeing a number of fatal and severe injury accidents so patrols will increase and troopers hope accidents will screech to a halt. Troopers say they have located a number of TEA zones. TEA stands for Traffic Enforcement Areas. WSP says staff members analyzed five years of crash and 911 call data. According to troopers, they noticed many coincidences on the locations […]

  • Ebola a world away, but on the minds of many in Seattle

    SEATTLE — A recent study shows four out of 10 Americans fear an Ebola outbreak in the U.S., putting air travel is under the microscope as the Centers for Disease Control tries to keep travelers from getting sick. Alicia Pera is taking a pilgrimage to Rome. She was in SeaTac recently, describing her excitement.  “I am so excited. I cannot wait. I`ve been looking forward to it for a long time,” Pera said. But the Ebola outbreak is not far from her […]

  • Some of the damage in Cabo.

    Area family describes ‘nightmare’ experience in Cabo when hurricane hits

    SEATTLE — Heather Villers hugged her mother as if she hadn’t seen her in years after returning from a horrific trip to Cabo that left them stranded without money, food and water. The Villers family had a wonderful couple of days at a resort in Cabo before Hurricane Odile hit landfall. The category three hurricane destroyed their hotel. The hotel had enough generator power to last only a few days and staff had left. The Villers’ and another family pooled […]

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    Are the bad guys winning? Crime on the rise in Seattle, numbers show

    SEATTLE — Seattle Police released new findings on the number of reported crimes in Seattle. And they’re not good. While some crimes have fallen, statistics show many crimes are on the rise in the Emerald City, contributing to why some people say they don’t feel safe. Police say crime is up about 13 percent overall compared to 2013. So far in 2014, 29.554 crimes have been reported in Seattle. Police say homicides are up 21 percent, and aggravated assaults are up […]

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    Rescue crews find hiker missing overnight near Middle Fork Campground

    SEATTLE — The King County Sheriff’s Office said searchers found a hiker Monday who had been missing for 24 hours following a Sunday morning hike. The sheriff’s office spokesperson says they received a call to 911 around 8:30 Sunday night when a group of seven hikers said they lost track of one of their group members. KCSO ATV search crew spent six hours searching for the Seattle man, reportedly in his 40s, late last night and well into the morning but couldn’t […]

  • Lane closures could plague Olympia traffic for the next two weeks.

    Construction on I-5 could cause 15-mile backups near Olympia

    OLYMPIA — The Washington Department of Transportation has begun a construction project that will shut down several lanes of I-5 during the next two weekends and cause extensive delays and backups. WSDOT says bridge expansion joints on I-5 must in the area of Capitol Lake must be replaced and is beyond repair. WSDOT crews must first chip away the concrete, then rip out the old joint and replace it with a new one. The longest part of the project will be […]

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    Dangerous ride? New bike lanes on Second Avenue confuse some

    SEATTLE — Cyclists are getting their first look at the new bike lanes on 2nd Avenue that are meant to make cycling safer in downtown. But many Monday morning said the bike lanes are more confusing than, saying they will cause confusion and potentially more accidents. New bike lanes for north and south bound cyclists are on 2nd Avenue between Pike Street and Yesler.  Cyclists have their own traffic signals and a buffer between them and the motorists. Protected bike lanes […]

  • Water gushes out of manhole cover on Capitol Hill have a heavy downpour. (Photo courtesy of viewer Hannah Banana)

    Heavy rain floods streets; area school closed for first day following flood

    SEATTLE — Heavy rain turned roads into rivers and flooded a school causing extensive damage inside that has prevented it from opening on the first day of class. Fairview Christian School and Child Care Center is closed today after the sewer lines backed up into the building, flooding two floors and the school gymnasium. The principal, with over 20 years of experience at the school, has never seen anything like this. Sharilee West said, “When it rains hard in Seattle […]

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    Kids — and cops — head back to local schools

    BELLEVUE — Police officers say they will strictly enforce school speed zones and will be educating drivers during this first week of class as kids head back to school today and tomorrow. School speed zones drop to 20 mph in Bellevue whenever children are present or yellow lights are flashing. Police say just 10 mph over the speed limit could mean the difference between life and death in a collision. Officer Seth Tyler with the Bellevue Police Dept. said, “The faster […]