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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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    To pot or not to pot: City examines marijuana moratorium

    FEDERAL WAY — The city’s moratorium on legalized marijuana sales will be the subject of a City Council Special Meeting at 5:30 p.m. in Federal Way City Hall Council Chambers. Citizen comment is welcome and encouraged as the Council considers the moratorium on marijuana-related businesses that is set to expire on May 5. On November 5, 2013 the City Council enacted a one-year moratorium on marijuana-related land uses and directed the Planning Commission to study the issue and make recommendations. The […]

  • New contract offer for union workers at West Coast ports

    SEATTLE — Longshore Union workers have a new contract to look at after the Pacific Maritime Association delivers its final and best offer after nine months of negotiations. PMA President and CEO, James McKenna, publicly talked about the new plan in a video message posted on Youtube yesterday. According to the PMA president, the new deal would increase the average salary of a longshore worker to over $160,000 a year. Worker hours would at least be 40 hours a week. […]

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    Test reveals importance of washing hands to stay healthy

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    Landslides captured on TV; Hoquiam neighborhood evacuated (VIDEO)

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  • New Year’s Eve party ends in gunfire, two men killed

    RENTON — King County sheriff’s detectives are investigating a deadly shooting at a New Year’s Eve party in Renton. Sheriff’s spokesperson Sgt. D.B. Gates said that three people were shot at a home in the 11500 block of 161st Avenue Southeast around 3:30 a.m. Thursday. Two men were killed. A third person was treated at a hospital and released. Gates said a homeowner was hosting a party with all young adults and started sending people home just after 3 a.m. Then some […]

  • Seattle recycling plant fire was accidental

    SEATTLE — The Seattle Fire Department says the two-alarm fire at a recycling plant apparently started accidentally from smoldering material or spontaneous combustion. At one time, 90 firefighters had responded to the fire that was reported just before 11 p.m. Tuesday at the Republic Services Recycling Complex. They worked into Wednesday morning, spraying water on smoldering piles as they were spread apart by heavy equipment. The water froze into black ice, and a Seattle Transportation Department truck was dispatched to sand […]

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    Heading over the pass for the holidays? Heavy snow impacts drivers in Cascades

    SEATTLE — Heavy snowfall triggered a Winter Weather Advisory in the Cascades after several inches of snow fell in a short amount of time in the mountain passes. Snow, slush and ice covered the roadway on U.S. 2 and Interstate 90 Wednesday morning. Traction tires were advised early this morning and over-sized loads were not permitted. Ten inches of snow was expected to fall in some places before the Winter Weather Advisory expired on Wednesday morning. Drivers should use caution […]

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    WSDOT denies report of ‘uneven settling’ near Alaskan Way Viaduct, work on Bertha access tunnel remains stopped

    SEATTLE (AP) — The state Transportation Department says the contractor building a highway tunnel under downtown Seattle has stopped work at a pit needed to access the stalled boring machine called Bertha. Settling has been detected in the area around the Alaskan Way Viaduct. Initially it was reported that tests over the weekend showed the settling was uneven, which is more risky than if the soil settled uniformly. However Monday WSDOT officials told Q13 FOX that the settlement is not […]

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    Activists joined by Rev Jesse Jackson for more Ferguson protests in Seattle; ‘This has finally hit the breaking point’

    SEATTLE — A large group of protesters are expected to meet at Westlake Plaza on Monday evening to stand against what they call police brutality and injustice. This evening’s planned protest will begin at 6 pm and could last into Tuesday morning. Protesters are asking people to bring signs and bring friends. Rev. Jesse Jackson is also in Seattle for an event and said he would like to see the President of the United States do something. Rev. Jackson said, […]

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    Ready to march: Another round of planned protests could disrupt Seattle events today

    SEATTLE — Several groups are planning protest events in downtown Seattle while families enjoy the parade and other activities the city has to offer. Anti-police and anti-capitalist groups are planning marches and protests in Westlake Plaza and on Capitol Hill during the busiest shopping day of the year. The parade begins at 9 a.m. in downtown Seattle with other family events afterwards. Protests could begin at Westlake Plaza as early as 11 a.m. More protesters are expected to meet at 1 […]