- KSBW Action News 8Reporter
Tom grew up on the Central Coast and during his summers home from college he studied at the University of California Santa Cruz and wrote for the Santa Cruz Sentinel. An avid San Jose Sharks fan, he also interned with the team's broadcast and communications departments.
Tom graduated magna cum laude from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism at Arizona State University with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. While anchoring and reporting for Cronkite Newswatch, the program was named the top collegiate newscast in the country by the Society of Professional Journalists. Tom also received national recognition from the Broadcast Education Association in the category of sports reporting and won a Telly Award for a student documentary on equine therapy. Additionally, he won first place in the sports photography category for SPJ’s Region Eleven.