From Chernobyl and the Panama Canal, to The Amazon Jungle and the Black Sea, he has shown Eyewitness News viewers how far away places affect our lives here in Southeast Texas.
Tom also covers national politics and stories that relate to energy, the environment, and the economy.
Since 2006, he has produced five half-hour special reports on subjects including the new space race, the 2008 presidential election, and the future of energy production.
His award-winning reports include three regional Edward R. Murrow Awards, the most recent in 2010 for an in-depth look at overcrowded trauma centers.
Tom is a proud graduate of the University of Florida in Gainesville and is married with two children.
For the second time since November, a Texas City student has committed suicide.
The only oil in Carmelo's kitchen is made from olives. But it's the oil you don't cook with that keeps the doors open.
There is nothing left of the building, but in the gnarled ashes, Imam Osama Hassan said he and the men and women who worship have found hope.
Ruiz wants justice. She is not alone in her fight.
Lance Nolan says he's constantly reminded of his home's construction because he keeps finding pieces of it in his backyard.