Tom Roussey Reporter
Tom Roussey joined ABC7/WJLA-TV as a reporter in December 2011, returning to the DC area after spending a decade moving up and down the East Coast pursuing his journalism career.
Tom grew up in Silver Spring and is a proud graduate of Paint Branch High School in Burtonsville. He's also a proud Terrapin, receiving a journalism degree from the University of Maryland.
Before coming to ABC7, Tom reported for WBTV in Charlotte, North Carolina. Prior to that, he reported from the Naples office of WBBH in Fort Myers, Florida. Tom started his career at WVIR in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Tom loves being a reporter because of all the people he gets to meet, places he gets to go, and things he gets to experience while out on a story.
Tom is a native of Coatesville, Pennsylvania, a small steel mill town about 35 miles west of Philadelphia. While growing up there he used to wake up in the morning to the sound of Amish horse and buggies clip clopping down his street.
He moved to Silver Spring when he was 12. His parents, sister, brother-in-law and niece all still live there.
In his spare time Tom volunteers with the teen group at Grace Community Church in Arlington. He loves reading, weightlifting, and softball. He's also a huge Maryland Terrapins basketball and football fan, and is a die-hard fan of the Philadelphia Phillies and Eagles.
A D.C. man is facing ten animal cruelty charges after allegedly kicking and beating ten dogs.
In a case that has shocked nearby residents, police in Prince William County have arrested a 12-year old boy and a 13-year old boy who are both accused of sexually assaulting an 11-year old girl. Police say the girl told them it happened Wednesday morning in her backyard.
Black Friday shoppers arrived in droves Friday morning, searching the aisles of their favorite stores for the deepest discounts.
It was only early Wednesday afternoon, but some local bargain-hunters felt they couldn't wait any longer to get in line for Black Friday. So they began putting up chairs and pitching tents.
The wet weather combined with heavy volume has led to crashes throughout the day along I-95. Emergency and fire crews, along with state police and the Virginia Department of Transportation, are all busy responding while trying to keep traffic moving along.