Tom Bearden joined the NewsHour in 1985 as a Correspondent based in Denver and has done extensive reporting on commercial aviation, the environment, immigration, the military, technology, science, and various natural disasters.
From 1971 to 1985, he was a reporter and anchor for WJTV Jackson, Mississippi; WHBQ Memphis, Tennessee; KMGH Denver, Colorado. He won a regional Emmy for investigative reporting, both national and local Sigma Delta Chi Awards, two Cine Golden Eagle awards for science reporting, and a National Press Club award for environmental reporting. While with the NewsHour, Tom has filed stories from all 50 states, Japan, Panama, France, Qatar, Germany, Canada, Mexico, and Chile.
Tom is married, has two adult children, and lives in Lone Tree, Colorado.
Tom's Most Recent Stories
June 22, 2012
Patti McMillan standing outside her shop in Red Feather Lakes, Colo., where the recent fire has driven away customers. Courtesy: Tom Bearden. Every few years massive fires sweep through America’s western forests, turning green mountainsides black. Over the past three … Continue reading →
April 24, 2012
Over the years, the sheriff of Arizona’s Maricopa County, Joe Arpaio, has appeared on every major news network in the U.S. and more than a few in other countries. I first interviewed him nearly 20 years ago. He reliably talks … Continue reading →
April 16, 2012
UCLA computer science graduate student Erik Kline really enjoys his studies. That’s partly because he has access to a massive computer test bed — sort of a mini-Internet where he and other researchers can safely stage computer attacks and counterattacks. … Continue reading →
April 12, 2012
On Thursday’s PBS NewsHour, Tom Bearden reports on efforts to better understand a phenomenon called liquefaction. When a powerful earthquake shakes a region, sandy soils can turn to liquid and lose their ability to support weight. Man-made structures built on … Continue reading →
October 27, 2011
Generations of Stacy Pearsall’s family have worn uniforms: Army, Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps. So it probably wasn’t much of surprise when she asked her parents to join the Air Force at the age of 17. She is a … Continue reading →