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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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    Des Moines city councilwoman, bus driver charged with slapping 6-year-old student in face

    SEATAC, Wash. (AP) — A former Washington state judge and current Des Moines city councilwoman who now drives a bus for the Highline School District has been accused of slapping a 6-year-old special needs student. A criminal complaint filed in SeaTac Municipal Court charges 62-year-old Jeanette Burrage with fourth-degree assault. Burrage is a former state lawmaker and King County Superior Court judge who currently serves on the Des Moines City Council. She did not immediately return an email and phone […]

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    School district warns parents after possible attempted luring in Marysville

    MARYSVILLE — Police say a driver pulled up alongside two boys at the intersection of 149th Place NE and 45th Avenue NE and started asking them questions; the boys ran home to tell their parents, who then called police. Detectives describe the suspect as a white man in his 30s, driving a white SUV or station wagon. Police are still trying to figure out exactly what was said to the boys but the Marysville School District is taking the incident […]

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    Carnation killer to prosecutor: ‘If you want to kill me, go ahead and kill me, I don’t care’

    SEATTLE — The cross-examination of Carnation killer Joseph McEnroe on the stand began Tuesday, with prosecutors pointing out his lies to police and accusing him of putting on a show for the jury with his twitching and speech impediment. “They died because of me,” McEnroe admitted during the sentencing phase in which a jury will determine if he is sentenced to life in prison or is given the death penalty. The jury on March 25 convicted him of murder in […]

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    Local runner who was at Boston Marathon bombings reacts to verdict, pending sentence

    SEATTLE — Bill Iffrig vividly remembers the Boston Marathon bombings nearly two years ago after the first blast knocked him to the ground. The thing Iffrig remembers most about that day is the conversation he had with his son on the phone. “He told me, ‘Dad, you are so lucky,'” Iffrig said. Iffrig, of Lake Stevens, followed the trial and knew the mountain of evidence that piled up against Dzhkohar Tsarnaev. He still can’t believe someone would do something like […]

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    Crews find more viaduct settlement, cracks; roadway still safe, WSDOT says

    SEATTLE — Inspection crews have discovered two new cracks on Alaskan Way Viaduct columns, along with additional settlement of the beleaguered roadway, the Washington State Department of Transportation reported. The viaduct sank an additional 1/8 to 1/4 of an inch near Seneca Street, WSDOT said. Additionally, crews note two new cracks on columns near Yesler Way. Despite additional settlement and new cracks, the WSDOT insists the viaduct remains safe for everyday use. “It is important to note that not all […]

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    Thousands to be diverted during Pacific Avenue overpass demolition in Tacoma

    TACOMA — The Washington State Department of Transportation is warning thousands of commuters to find a different way into work if they travel on the Pacific Avenue overpass as crews began their demolition Monday. “It’s a pretty busy road so closing that bridge is going to cause a lot of people a headache,” Alisha Gipson said. Gipson is one of 14,000 commuters who take the Pacific Avenue overpass on a regular basis. “They’re doing so much to so many roads […]

  • Police in state busting distracted drivers as part of campaign

    BONNEY LAKE, Wash. — The Department of Transportation says over 3,000 die in crashes from distracted driving every year, but officers in Washington are educating drivers about the dangers before it’s too late. Bonney Lake police say distracted driving is a big problem in their town. Officer Daron Wolschleger said, “We figure 25% of our collisions are due to distracted driving, mostly cell phone violations. It’s very dangerous.” This month, if Bonney Lake police see you talking or texting behind […]

  • Family grieves for popular 20-year-old son fatally shot while driving in Parkland

    PARKLAND, Wash. — The Pierce County Sheriff’s Office is still looking for answers in Monday night’s vicious murder of a man who was driving his car not far from his home. Cindy Mosley can’t believe her 20 year-old son, Daniel, is gone. “I don’t think I could have, even in my worst nightmare, entertained what it might feel like to find out that your son has been brutally murdered,” she said. On Monday night, witnesses watched in horror as a […]

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    New, higher minimum wage takes effect in Seattle: $11 an hour for some, $10 for others

    SEATTLE — Wednesday, April 1, marked the beginning of the new $15-an-hour minimum wage ordinance in Seattle that will be phased in over the next several years. An estimated 40,000 people received raises in Seattle as the new minimum wage ordinance took effect. On Wednesday, large businesses and national chains had to raise their minimum pay to at least $11 an hour. Smaller businesses must pay at least $10 an hour. Seattle’s current minimum wage is $9.47, the same as […]

  • Father of Marysville-Pilchuck school shooter arrested on gun charge

    SEATTLE — The father of a Washington state high school student who killed four classmates last fall has been arrested on a federal gun charge, accused of illegally purchasing the firearm his son used to carry out the shooting. According to U.S. District Court records, Raymond Lee Fryberg Jr. was arrested Tuesday morning. He faces one count of unlawful possession of a firearm by a prohibited person. An agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigations alleged in a criminal complaint […]