Author: Tom Layson

Tom Layson is KBTC’s Managing Editor and comes to the job with more than 30 years of experience having worked as a television news reporter and anchor in Yakima (KIMA), Terre Haute (WTHI), Louisville (WAVE), Sacramento (KOVR), Columbus (WSYX), and New York-New Jersey (News 12 Network). Tom anchored 13 hours of wall-to-wall live coverage in the NY/NJ market during 9-11 which won the N.J. Associated Press’ station award for best 9-11 coverage. Layson is the past president of the New Jersey Associated Press Broadcaster’s Association, a prodigious winner of journalistic awards and recognition including an Emmy for KBTC’s Northwest Now, and is a recognized thought leader in public affairs having served a columnist for local newspapers, a commentator on local talk shows, a current media analyst for CBS radio, and a consultant who teaches the effective marriage of shooting, writing and editing to those working as one-man content creators. Tom Layson is a Contributing Editor for Puget Sound Media. For more info about Tom Layson, see the article, "Introducing Tom Layson"