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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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    New statistics, scary video: Distraction a factor in 6 of 10 teen driver crashes

    SEATTLE — The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety released new statistics and incredible video showing one teen driver after another glancing off the road and crashing. Teen drivers were seen texting, eating, talking with friends and applying makeup, taking their eyes off the road for several seconds, and running off the road and hitting other vehicles. Researchers from the University of Iowa equipped thousands of cars driven by teens with dash-cams that recorded the person behind the wheel and the […]

  • Defendant Curtis Harmon, right, with his lawyer on video camera from the Thurston County Jail.

    24-year-old charged with 2 rapes, 2 robberies, theft, car theft, reckless endangerment

    OLYMPIA — A 24-year-old man accused of a crime spree in Thurston County was charged Wednesday with two rapes, two robberies, car theft, theft and reckless endangerment. Arraignment for Curtis Harmon is set for April 7. Bail had already been set at $1 million. On Monday, Harmon faced a judge for a probable cause hearing Monday.   Our camera was rolling as Harmon scuffled with deputies after his bail was set in Thurston County Superior Court. The incident could be […]

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    Redmond proposes levy to hire more cops to fight property crime

    REDMOND — Police Chief Ron Gibson says he needs more people on patrol to fight a rapidly increasing number of property crime cases in the city of Redmond. Elaine Flory says she grew up in a very different Redmond than her grandson. “Back then, strangers were friends you hadn’t met and everyone knew everybody and I didn’t know if doors had locks or not,” she said. In just the past few years, Gibson said calls for help increased by almost […]

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    Man shot at U.S.-Canada border identified; wanted for murder, agents say

    SUMAS, Wash. (AP) — The man shot on the U.S.-Canada border near Sumas, Washington was in the country illegally and wanted in connection with a murder in another jurisdiction. That’s according to officials for U.S. Customs and Border Protection on Friday. The Whatcom County medical examiner says the man shot Thursday afternoon was 20-year-old Jamison E. Childress. No hometown was given. The agency says the man was approached by two border agents after setting off ground sensors when crossing the […]

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    BEWARE: This car prowl tactic can lead to your home being burglarized, too

    BELLINGHAM — Police say crooks smashed the windows of a school district employee’s car and took her garage door openers, which gave them access to the inside of her home. Anna Carlson couldn’t believe this new trend. Carlson said, “It’s terrifying to think about the easy access someone would have.” Police say crooks are walking right up to cars and then smashing the glass. Once they have access to your vehicle, all they need are two things, the garage door opener […]

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    ‘My heart stopped:’ Passenger injured in SR 520 bridge accident tells story

    SEATTLE — Whitney Lee is lucky to be alive. She sat in the back of the Metro bus as it crossed the 520 bridge. Then there was a crash — and the bus shook. “All the lights went off, everyone started screaming and some people were crying,” Lee said. “Everyone was trying to get out so fast and I landed wrong on my ankle so it hurt pretty bad when I landed.” As a massive pipe that fell from a […]

  • A bullet hole in a window after Monday night's shooting in Everett.

    Security video shows critical moments before Everett shooting

    EVERETT — Police say a gunman shot a 22 year-old man in the legs late Monday night in the 500 block of West Casino Road. Security video that captured the moments before the shooting show two groups of people pushing and shoving. The two groups appear to go their separate ways when several people start running in fear as a light-colored car speeds by. Shots rang out. The victim’s injuries do not appear to be life-threatening, but it’s one more incident added […]

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    How to protect your property while on vacation

    MUKILTEO, Wash. — As people start planning for spring vacations, many will likely leave their homes unguarded, but police say there are many things you can do to protect your home and valuables. Kim will never forget the time thieves broke into her home. “It was terrifying, actually, because that house was a little more vulnerable as far as the window in the front.” Now she takes extra steps when she goes out of town. Officer Colt Davis, with the […]

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    DOGS patrolling schools to keep kids safe

    MAPLE VALLEY — The Tahoma School District is using Watch DOGS to patrol elementary school hallways and keep kids safe while they learn in the classrooms. DOGS stands for Dads Of Good Students. Fathers donate their time to patrol the hallways, read to children, play at recess and eat in the cafeteria. Selfishly, dads get to spend more time with their kids but they provide a safety blanket and more for the rest of the students. Glacier Park Elementary School […]

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    Police busting speeders in school zones, adopt ‘no tolerance’ policy

    BONNEY LAKE — During March, police will take a ‘no tolerance’ stance against speeders in school zones and all aggressive driving violations. Police say keeping children safe in school zones is a top priority for the department and admit speeding is a problem on a daily basis. Officer Daron Wolschleger said, “We’ve had a couple car versus pedestrians with kids. It’s a problem everywhere. Not just the city of Bonney Lake, Pierce county state of Washington, its everywhere.” Bonney Lake police […]