Tim was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota and attended Saint Cloud State University where he earned a degree in Mass Communication with an emphasis in journalism.
He joined Spectrum News for the launch in 2002 from NBC's affiliate station in Eureka, California, KIEM-TV. He currently hosts our nightly political show called Capital Tonight.
Tim started as a reporter in 2002, then eventually helped launch our weekly show Political Connections in 2006. He was then promoted to weekday evening anchor in 2008 before taking on the role of developing and hosting Capital Tonight in April 2012.
As a reporter, Tim has covered Hurricane Isabel, the Michael Peterson murder trial, the 2002 Stanley Cup Finals, and the 2005 Final Four.
As a political reporter and anchor, Tim covered the 2004, 2008, 2012, and 2016 Democratic National Conventions, the 2012 and 2016 Republican National Convention, John Edwards' 2004 and 2008 presidential campaigns, and several gubernatorial and senatorial elections as well. In his role, he has also moderated debates for U.S. Senate, Charlotte Mayor, and all Council of State races.
Tim has interviewed nearly two dozen presidential candidates including Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Donald Trump. In 2014, 2015, and 2016 Tim was named one of the best state capitol reporters in the nation by the Washington Post.
Tim lives in the Garner area with his wife, Melanie, son, Chase, and daughter Mila. In his free time, Tim enjoys vacations in the Outer Banks and is obsessed with college basketball!