- KCRAReporter, present
Part of the KCRA 3 news team for more than 40 years, Tom DuHain has performed several roles over his career for KCRA 3 Reports.
First appearing on KCRA 3 at age 19, Tom was a weather forecaster from 1969 to 1979. During the same time he was also heard on KCRA 3 radio news and co-hosted the nation's first television news magazine program, "The 7:30 Show". From 1979 to '89 he was a daily news anchor and reporter.
As general assignment reporter he covers many stories, but specializes in utilities, power, railroads, technology, religion, earthquakes and California history.
Assignments have taken him from Washington, D.C. to Hollywood and from Berlin to Jerusalem. Tom has reported from deep underground in gold mines, operating rooms, computer chip manufacturers, NASA research centers, Kennedy Space Center, movie studios and other unusual locations.
Tom was the first news broadcaster in the nation to report live from inside a nuclear reactor during refueling. He received the Gold Medallion, the highest national award given by the National Council of Christians and Jews for reporting on the Middle East in 1984.
Tom served two terms as an elected trustee of the Los Rios Community College District. He's also an ordained Deacon in the Chaldean Catholic Church and a cancer survivor, having completed successful treatment for lymphoma in January 1999.