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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
  • Witnesses talk of fast-moving Auburn brush fire that closed part of SR 18

    AUBURN, Wash. — Valley Firefighters battled a large brush fire Friday along State Route 18 that forced the closure of the eastbound lanes of the highway in the afternoon for a couple of hours. Eastbound lanes of SR 18 at State Route 164 were closed just after 2 p.m. Friday, and traffic backed up for miles. More than 20 fire department units responded to the scene from multiple agencies in south King County, the Valley Regional Fire Authority said. One […]

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    Officials warn of swimming dangers ahead of holiday weekend

    SEATTLE — Authorities say there were 14 drownings in Washington state during the first two weeks of the month, and they worry this holiday weekend could be deadly, too, as temperatures are expected to be in 80s and 90s. King County sheriff’s Sgt. Charlie Akers said, “It’s very clear that people don’t respect the power of the water, whether it’s the movement of the water or the coldness. People just don’t respect that.” Authorities say over half of the state’s […]

  • Just in time for holiday weekend, popular Seattle waterfront reopens

    SEATTLE — Seawall construction 273 days ago forced businesses along Seattle’s popular waterfront to close their doors. But businesses reopened Wednesday. The $300 million construction project isn’t done yet — another six months of construction is expected. You can still see the seawall exposed in some places. Visitors don’t seem to mind. But businesses fear they will be forced to close again in the fall. Merchants are also concerned about the lack of parking, which could hurt business. Business owners […]

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    City task force sends 2 minimum wage increase proposals to Tacoma City Council

    TACOMA — The majority of a city task force on Tuesday recommended that the minimum wage in Tacoma be raised to $15 an hour over the next nine years. The 15-member committee came up with two minimum wage proposals for the city council to consider. Proposal A would raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour for large businesses by 2020. Smaller businesses would have to pay employees $15 an hour by the year 2024. Proposal B would raise the […]

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    24 homes, 4 businesses burn as Chelan County wildfire tears through thousands of acres

    WENATCHEE, Wash. — Officials said a brief rainstorm blowing through Wenatchee Monday morning brought some help to crews fighting devastating fires that had burned at least two dozen homes and forced hundreds of residents to evacuate. The Sleepy Hollow Fire began Sunday afternoon outside of Wenatchee and burned within the city limits late Sunday night, Rich Magnussen with the Chelan County Sheriff’s Office said. On Monday morning, more than 150 evacuees had checked into the Red Cross Shelter at Eastmont […]

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    Officials issue strong warning about heat dangers

    SEATTLE — The National Weather Service issued an Excessive Heat Watch for Seattle and surrounding areas from Friday afternoon through late Saturday night and officials want everyone to stay cool and keep hydrated. Seattle nanny Alyssa Ingebirtsen is watching over Josephine and Eva and keeping them safe from the heat. “We’ve been hanging in the shade, hitting the public libraries. They’re nice and air conditioned. Just trying to beat the heat,” she said. McLendon’s hardware store in White Center says fan and […]

  • Firefighters propose fireworks ban for all of Snohomish County

    EVERETT — Snohomish County District 1 Fire officials proposed a fireworks ban to the County Council Wednesday, saying repeated use of fireworks has led to the destruction of more than $3 million in property in the past 10 years. Firefighters are concerned they are in for a busy year with extremely dry conditions. Deputy Fire Chief John Westfall said, “It does raise our concerns, not only with the holiday coming up but for a very long and hot, fiery summer.” […]

  • Series of brush fires in area bring renewed warning about dry conditions, precautions

    TACOMA — Officials worry that a series of brush fires during Tuesday morning’s commute could be an ominous sign and they issued a new warning about the dangerous conditions. Deputy Fire Marshal Guy Overby of Central Pierce Fire & Rescue said, “The vegetation in this area hasn’t been this dry in recent memory.” Two brush fires kept crews busy during the morning commute Tuesday. One fire scorched the ground near Fife and another one consumed grass near the King and […]

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    Local church vandalized for a third time

    SEATTLE — The Reverend Reggie Witherspoon arrived at his church this morning to find the front door to Mount Calvary Christian Center smashed by a liquor bottle. Surveillance video shows that at 3:30 AM Saturday morning, someone launched a liquor bottle across 23rd Avenue smashing the front door of the well-known church. Rev. Witherspoon said, “We haven’t done anything to you so I don’t know why you keep doing this to us?” Several months ago someone sprayed graffiti all over […]