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 Recent Stories
Science May 29Dock Workers in La. Wonder When the Next Shrimp Catch Will Come
Friday morning we watched what is likely the last catch of shrimp from Louisiana's Barataria Bay for the foreseeable future being unloaded. That's because early Friday authorities closed down the last remaining parts of the fishing grounds that were…
Science May 09Dispatch From Alabama: Watching, Waiting for Impact of Oil Spill
Correspondent Tom Bearden has been reporting from Louisiana and Alabama on the impact of the Gulf Coast oil spill and filed this dispatch for the Rundown. There's a new feature on the local TV weather forecast in Mobile, Ala.:…
Nation Feb 12Olympic Snowboarding Coach on Training Challenges, Technology
He bears little resemblance to Sir Walter Scott’s Rob Roy and the cocktail isn’t named after him. This Rob Roy’s day job is building affordable housing projects for senior citizens in Oregon. But that’s not all. He’s also spent the…