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Tom Beres

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Tom Beres

Channel 3 News Senior Political Correspondent

  • E-mail: tomberes@wkyc.com

    Tom Beres is the longest-tenured reporter with one single television station in Cleveland.
    He has been at WKYC more than 34 years.

    Since 1998, he has been Senior Political Correspondent focusing on the impact of political decisions and
    officeholders on Channel 3 News viewers' lives and livelihoods.

    He has won 3 Emmys, two for investigative reporting and is a member of the Cleveland Press Club Hall of Fame.

    He has received the Distinguished Service Award from the Society of Professional Journalists. He won the 1984 best Broadcast Writing Award from The Associated Press.

    He is a graduate of Northwestern University, getting both Bachelor's and Master's degree in
    Broadcast Journalism.

    During his graduate year, he was a radio correspondent covering Watergate in Washington D.C.
    His reports were heard on WMAQ in Chicago.

    He was born in Ashtabula and is a graduate of Westlake High School.

    He worked as an intern and copy boy for The Cleveland Press. He served as reporter for WERE and WSUM radio stations in Greater Cleveland.

    He was an Anchor/Reporter for WDTN and WLWD TV in Dayton for 4 four years prior to coming to Cleveland.

    He has moderated numerous political debates for Ohio Senator, Cleveland Mayor and other offices.

    For the past 10 years he has hosted a weekly political show -- Between the Lines -- on Sunday mornings before Meet the Press.

    He's served on boards of the former Diabetes Association of Greater Cleveland and Camp Ho Mita Koda,
    a camp for diabetic children.

    He is the shop steward and on the Board of Directors for the local chapter of AFTRA, the union representing broadcast news people.

    His wife Susan is an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Ohio. They live in Rocky River and have two children. Marty is a graduate student at Ohio State and Justine, a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, continues to do biological research there..

    He is very grateful to be covering the political arena in his hometown.

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