Tom joined the newsroom staff as Reporter/Anchor in January 2005.
Before his arrival to here, Tom was news director at KPNW Radio/Eugene for 14 years and worked on the staff at KUGN Radio from 1988 to 1990. His past television affiliation was with KMPH-TV in Fresno, California in the 1980's.
In his spare time, Tom is an avid golfer. And his musical life is an active one, as he plays lead tenor sax for the Lincoln Pops Big Band and plays engagements in Newport, Gleneden Beach and other points on the coast.
By Tom AdamsPublished: Aug 13, 2014 at 4:41 PM PDTLast Updated: Aug 13, 2014 at 5:29 PM PDT
KVAL News filed a public records request with the fire department for inspection reports on the mill. In reports dating back to 2010, inspectors found code violations, including a lack of maintenance on the mill's sprinkler system; fuel storage violations; and various electrical problems.
By Tom Adams and News StaffPublished: Jul 18, 2014 at 2:46 PM PDTLast Updated: Jul 19, 2014 at 10:30 AM PDT
"Honestly, I'm just overwhelmed," Willy Sanchez said Thursday as he watched the mill where he has worked for 3 years burn. "I just can't believe this is happening right now. I just can't believe it - it's just too much."
By Tom AdamsPublished: May 28, 2014 at 3:46 PM PDTLast Updated: May 28, 2014 at 5:21 PM PDT
The University of Oregon's Museum of Natural and Cultural History is set to open "Explore Oregon" and welcome the public to the new 2,755-square-foot exhibition hall devoted to the state's natural history and geology.
By Tom AdamsPublished: May 21, 2014 at 3:03 PM PDTLast Updated: May 22, 2014 at 1:16 PM PDT
Just 20 weeks into her pregnancy during a routine check-up, Amy Anderson received the worst possible news. "They found a protein in my blood that was crossing through the placenta," she said, "and destroying Milo's blood."
By Tom AdamsPublished: Jul 8, 2013 at 1:21 PM PDTLast Updated: Jan 9, 2014 at 10:53 AM PDT
Once upon a time, fire spotters spent their summers perched at 65 spots across the Willamette National Forest. In summer 2013, as the West faces above-average fire danger, only 5 people will work in fire lookouts.