2011 to present: reporter, WRAL-TV; 2006-2011, WCBD-TV, morning anchor, producer, reporter, talk show host, internship director, Charleston, S.C.
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.
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism, 2006, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, N.C.
Hobbies, Interests & Community Involvement:
Photography (inbetweentheblinks.com) and scrapbooking; volunteering at local animal shelters; teaching aerobics and working out; exploring new restaurants with my fiancé; cheering on the Tar Heels; and salsa dancing
Family & Pets:
Tara is engaged and set to marry in April. She and her fiance met the first day of school freshman year at UNC-Chapel Hill. They adopted an adorable beagle/lab mix named Baxter in 2009. Baxter who loves to walk along the trails around the Triangle when he visits.
”The Time Traveler's Wife,” “My Best Friend's Wedding”
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!