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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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    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 […]

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    Haven’t mailed your ballot yet? Here’s where you can take it before 8 p.m.

    PIERCE COUNTY – The Office of Secretary of State reports that over 28 percent of voters have already turned in their ballots this election and expects a voter turnout of over 60 percent and initiatives are pushing voters to turn in their ballots. Gun control is the big controversy in Washington state. Two initiatives on the ballot regarding gun control are very different. Initiative 594 would require background checks on all gun purchases unless it’s an antique or a sale between […]

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    Apartment fire sends 2-year-old child, two other adults to hospital

    KENT, Wash — An early morning apartment fire at the Maple Lane Court Apartments in Kent sent three people to the hospital including a 2-year-old child. The Kent Fire Department says the 2-alarm fire destroyed a first floor apartment where it initially started and damaged nearby units shortly after midnight. It took fire fighters 30 minutes to put out the fire. Fire fighters found three people in the parking lot hurt during the blaze. The three injured people, a man, […]

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    What can we do? Seattle traffic is getting much worse, new report says

    SEATTLE — An annual report by the state shows drive times around the Puget Sound continue to grow and roads are becoming more congested. The annual Corridor Capacity Report shows drive times in just the last few years are growing by a wide margin. Commuters driving their own vehicle from Everett to Seattle took 62 minutes on a regular basis back in 2011. In 2013, that same commute grew to 80 minutes. Drivers from Federal Way are also spending more […]

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    VP Biden in Seattle to talk growing jobs but will stall traffic

    SEATTLE — Vice President Joe Biden  is in Western Washington for a speaking event in Renton and a private fundraising event in Seattle before he takes off later this afternoon from Boeing Field. Biden spent thee night at the Westin in downtown Seattle on Wednesday night. From there, he will head to Renton Technical College to talk about the importance of investing in our nation’s workforce and growing the economy. That event is at 11 AM. Then the VP is […]

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    Do you have a child care back up plan?

    SEATTLE — Child care experts say working parents need to find a back-up child care plan in the event of an early morning emergency to give them peace of mind that their children are in safe hands. Matt Eriksen and his wife both work odd hours and spend time with family when they can. They had a part-time nanny watching their children but issues kept popping up. Eriksen said, “Sometimes the nanny could just call at like 7:30 or 8 […]