Tara Lynn

Reporter

Professional Experience:
2011 to present: reporter, WRAL-TV; 2006-2011, WCBD-TV, morning anchor, producer, reporter, talk show host, internship director, Charleston, S.C.

News Philosophy:
There may not always be news that people want to hear, but I want to give people the news they need to hear so they can make informed decisions that affect their daily lives. I strive to be fair, accurate and allow the viewers to walk with me as I tell a story.

Education:
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, 2006, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, N.C.

Hometown:
Chesapeake, Va.

Hobbies, Interests & Community Involvement:
Photography (inbetweentheblinks.com) and scrapbooking, volunteering at local animal shelters, working out, exploring new restaurants, cheering on the Tar Heels and visiting my nieces and nephews.

Family & Pets:
Tara is married and lives in Raleigh. She and her husband met the first day of school freshman year at UNC-Chapel Hill. They adopted an adorable beagle/lab mix named Baxter in 2009. Tara found a little puppy sleeping on bench in downtown Raleigh in June 2012, and Lily officially joined the family that day. Baxter and Lily love to walk along the lake trails around the Triangle and go shopping for treats at all the great local dog bakeries and stores. Tara and her husband welcomed a baby girl, Claire, in July of 2014.

Favorite Movies:
”The Time Traveler's Wife,” “My Best Friend's Wedding”

Favorite Websites:
Facebook, Drudge Report, WRAL.com, Whiteboxblog.com

Likes Best About North Carolina:
I grew up spending summers in the Outer Banks and visiting Grandma in Lumberton. From beaches, to the hills, to the mountains, I love the landscape and people of this great state. I love North Carolina's down-to-earth, come-on-over attitude that always makes me feel welcome whenever I cross the state line.

Most Memorable Assignments:
One of my most memorable assignments includes meeting Vanna White when she came to Charleston to film promos for Wheel of Fortune. She is just as beautiful in person as she is on TV. I've also had the pleasure of wrangling an alligator, hanging with Jack Hannah and his many animals and interviewing Paula Deen via satellite the day after she was hit in the face with a frozen ham!