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Tom Eschen

Tom Eschen


Tom Eschen has spent more than a decade doing what he loves the most, telling the stories of the people who are making the world a better place. His award-winning work has taken him from Syracuse, to Michigan, to Massachusetts and now back in New York, his home state, at CBS6 News.

He’s found ways to make an impact through a variety of roles both in the news and the sports world, and loves the opportunities to continue that in the Capital Region. One of the first assignments of his career came in May of 2012 when he covered President Barack Obama’s visit to the College of Nanoscale Science in Albany, which is still one of his favorite moments of his career. Covering the Final Four in Indianapolis and the College Football playoffs on New Year’s Eve remain at the top of that list.

While those are the biggest stages he’s covered, he’s most proud of helping give people a voice and a platform to tell their stories. He was in Flint, Michigan during the peak of the water crisis, covering and working with the people in demanding justice. He was nominated for an Emmy Award in telling the story of a high school cross country runner who overcame a car crash, the young man going from near death to walking and running once again. Tom was able to capture the story of a referee who described cancer leaving his body, an inspiring piece which helped springboard a book and tour for the referee to help spread the word even more.

Tom played football at Ithaca College, and has since tried to use that athletic background for good. Last November, he competed in his first marathon in New York City, raising thousands of dollars for the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism. He’s been able to work with several Flutie Fellows, helping spread their message as well. He plans to run it again this November, but let him know of any fun races in the Capital Region too!

A Syracuse native, he’s a proud two-time Godfather, and is loving exploring the capital region with his kayak, his running sneakers and his stomach!