Tom Durian joined the CBS 58 Morning News as co-anchor in May of 2011. He is part of the team that launched the CBS 58 News at Noon in September of 2011. Previously he was an anchor and reporter for KHQ (NBC) and KAYU (FOX) in Spokane, Washington.
While in Spokane Tom covered some of the major stories in the region including the Civil Commitment trial of convicted rapist Kevin Coe, and the death penalty phase of the confessed murderer Joseph Duncan federal trial in Boise.
Prior to the Northwest, Tom was morning co-anchor at KMIR-TV the NBC affiliate in Palm Springs, CA. Durian also traveled for the station covering stories all around the country including the death of president Ronald Reagan, the Michael Jackson child molestation trial, and recovery efforts along the Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina.
Tom says one of the most exciting stories he's ever covered was "a day on the aircraft carrier -- The U.S.S. Ronald Reagan." Tom and his photojournalist were flown to the carrier off the coast of Mexico. He received a certificate for taking part in an arrested landing and catapulted take-off from the giant ship.
During his time at KMIR, Tom was part of an Emmy award winning team of journalists, honored with "Best Newscast." He has also been nominated for an Associated Press Radio and Television Association (A.P.T.R.A.) Mark Twain award for "Best Light Feature." Tom served two terms on the A.P.T.R.A. board, representing Washington state television stations.
Tom was born and raised in Los Angeles and attended College of the Desert and UCLA. All the while he was interning at KTLA in Hollywood. He says the past five years in Spokane have prepared him for the Wisconsin winters, or so he thinks.
Outside of the "TV world" Tom is an avid car enthusiast. When it comes to music... you'll find him listening to the greats; Sinatra, Martin, Crosby and Bennett. Despite the fact he is from the hustle and bustle of L.A. he's also a big country music fan. You might find him singing some of his favorites at a local karaoke spot. He also volunteers his time to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation here in Milwaukee.