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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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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    Millions hit the road for Labor Day; Seattle top destination

    SEATTLE — 34.7 million people are expected to travel for the last unofficial weekend of the summer and experts say Seattle is one of the top destinations this year. Based on hotel bookings, Seattle ranks on the top of the list of Labor Day destinations. As a result, the average hotel room in Seattle is priced at over $300 per night. Gas prices are down this year and that could attract the most travelers on Labor Day weekend in six […]

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    Stolen car plunges into water; suspect presumed drowned

    SEATTLE — Detectives are investigating a bizarre incident where a person fleeing police drove a car through a metal gate and plunged into Salmon Bay late Wednesday night. The suspect, or potential suspects, were presumed drowned, police said Thursday morning. Seattle police witnesses saw a suspicious Nissan Sentra driving fast on Queen Anne Avenue at 11:30 Wednesday night. Police  then later received reports of a ‘cloud of dust’ near 12th Ave. W and Nickerson Street near Salmon Bay. Officers called […]

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    NHL denies report of expansion team coming to Seattle by 2017

    SEATTLE — A sports business news journalist who follows the NHL very closely says Seattle is one of four cities expected to have an NHL expansion team by 2017. Howard Bloom covers sporting and business news for sportsbusinessnews.com. He reported in a tweet that the NHL was coming to Seattle. Bloom tweeted: NHL expansion – four teams added by 2017, Quebec City, Toronto, Seattle, and Las Vegas $1.4b in expansion fees — Howard Bloom (@SportsBizNews) August 27, 2014 However, according […]

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    Two suspects on the loose following wild police chase, crash

    RENTON — One suspect is caught and two others are being sought after a car chase through King County ended when the suspects crashed their SUV in the woods. Deputies say the chase began early Tuesday near SE 190th Street and 148th Avenue in Renton when they noticed two cars parked suspiciously on the side off the road in the Fairwood neighborhood. One of the vehicles took off and deputies started the chase. Deputies say they terminated the chase but […]