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Omar Lewis is an anchor and reporter on Q13 News This Morning and joined the team in February 2019.

An Atlanta native, Omar graduated from the University of Georgia with a degree in broadcast journalism.

Before coming to Seattle, he spent four years as an anchor and reporter at Miami’s Fox affiliate WSVN-TV, where he often covered national stories including Hurricanes Irma and Matthew, the Parkland mass shooting, and the student-organized March For Our Lives.

Omar started his career in broadcast journalism at CBS News in New York City before working as a multimedia journalist for KXXV-TV in Waco, Texas. Omar then spent two years as a reporter at NBC affiliate KXAN-TV in Austin, Texas. During his time in Austin, Omar covered music festivals like Austin City Limits and SXSW and was awarded by The Associated Press for his reporting.

Omar enjoys trying new restaurants and exploring all the beautiful parks and trails that the Pacific Northwest has to offer. Please feel free to send your favorite recommendations and story ideas his way.

Recent Articles
  • ‘They’re gnarly’: Lake Tapps and the elusive ‘fish of 10,000 casts’

    LAKE TAPPS, Wash. — Lake Tapps is home to an elusive predatory fish only found in seven lakes across the state. The tiger muskie keeps fishermen coming back for more each year, leaving many with quite the fish tale to tell. They’re called the fish of 10,000 casts due to the challenge involved in catching them. We had to give it a shot and find out from the experts about everything involved in trying to catch a tiger muskie. Keith […]

  • ‘You can’t beat it’: Picture perfect Carbon River attracts visitors from across the globe

    BONNEY LAKE, Wash. — When it comes to the great outdoors, locals will tell you there’s no place better than the Pacific Northwest. Just a few miles down the road from Bonney Lake, you’ll find the perfect place to cool off this summer. “I love listening to the river. You could hear that lull; it’s peaceful,” said Craig Romano, an award-winning author and Washington outdoors expert. Peace and tranquility are just a couple of the things you’ll find flowing freely […]

  • Suspect arrested in deadly SeaTac shooting

    Authorities say the suspect in a deadly shooting in SeaTac has been taken into custody

  • Northwest Railway Museum honors fallen soldiers with special Memorial Day train rides

    SNOQUALMIE, Wash. — Memorial Day is a time when our nation remembers those who paid the ultimate sacrifice while serving in our military. Here in western Washington, the Northwest Railway Museum is giving visitors a chance to remember our military service members by taking a step back in time through history. From religion to our military, there are very few aspects of American life that the railroad hasn’t reshaped. “It’s the truth the railroad changed nearly everything,” said Richard Anderson, […]

  • Police: Father kills 2-year-old son in apparent murder-suicide in Maple Valley

    Detectives are investigating an apparent murder-suicide after a father and child were found dead inside a Maple Valley home.

  • More than a dozen people exposed to radioactive substance in Seattle

    SEATTLE — The Seattle Fire Department says their hazmat teams responded to the Harborview Medical Center Research and Training Building after a hazardous material breach happened around 10:30 p.m. Thursday. According to fire officials, 13 people were exposed to a radioactive substance in Seattle’s First Hill neighborhood. Ten of those people were taken to a local hospital for observation, but they’ve since been released. “They’ve been discharged and given the all clear,” Susan Gregg with Harborview Medical said. “The level […]

  • Police: Car breaks toddler’s 6-story fall from Redmond apartment complex

    REDMOND, Wash. — A 20-month-old child was hospitalized with serious injuries Wednesday after falling from the sixth floor of a Redmond apartment complex. Police got an emergency call at about 4:45 p.m. Wednesday from Redmond Square Apartments after the toddler fell out of a window.  Authorities say the toddler was laying on a mattress pad on the floor and propped himself up to the window and fell out. Officials say the child’s mother was in another room in the apartment […]

  • Speed limit lowered to 50 mph along stretch of I-5

    TACOMA — The speed limit along a stretch of I-5 was lowered to 50 mph Monday. The construction zones between South 48th Street to Port of Tacoma Road on I-5 have seen crash after crash. That’s why WSDOT and the Washington State Patrol are teaming up to turn things down a notch. They’re lowering the speed limit from 60 mph to 50 mph in both directions of that stretch of I-5, which has seen more than 1,500 crashes between April […]

  • Victim’s family urging driver in deadly Everett hit-and-run to come forward

    EVERETT, Wash. — Everett police are searching for a hit and run driver after a pedestrian was struck in a crosswalk and later died in the hospital from his injuries. Family members say the victim, 56-year-old Halford Fisher, known as Hal, didn’t deserve to die like this. “I can’t imagine the monster, whoever did this hit him, backed up, went around him and kept going,” said Martin. According to Everett police, on Monday, March 11th around 9:20 pm, Hal Fisher […]

  • Community prepares to honor fallen Kittitas County Deputy Ryan Thompson

    ELLENSBURG, Wash. — A community is getting ready to honor a hero. Thursday, Kittitas County Sheriff’s Deputy Ryan Thompson will be laid to rest and remembered for paying the ultimate sacrifice after he was killed during a shootout with a suspect March 19. Gov. Jay Inslee has now ordered all flags at state facilities be lowered to half-staff Thursday in memory of Deputy Thompson. Just one day before Thompson is laid to rest, his family shared a message to the […]

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