Tara Todd

Tara Todd


Shenandoah Valley, Va.

Tara Todd joined the NBC29 news team as a general assignment reporter in 2012. She has been a photojournalist at NBC29 since 2005 and has enjoyed the opportunity to be a part of national stories that have changed the world and local stories that have changed lives in her own backyard.

Tara has covered Fashion Week in New York City, the five-year anniversary of September 11, and a local double-homicide that was solved after remaining a cold case for more than 20 years. She helped to interview Barack Obama during his first presidential campaign and Paul Rusesabagina, the hotel manager featured in the film 'Hotel Rwanda.'

Tara loves finding the heart of a story, and at the heart of most stories, she finds people who are making a difference in their own communities, whether it be in Africa or Augusta County, Virginia.

Tara graduated from the radio and television program at Virginia Western and began her career at WSLS Channel 10 in Roanoke, Va., where she won an Edward R. Murrow award for her work on Moms In Prison.

Tara grew up in Webster City, Iowa. Her interest in music and travel led her to the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City, where she studied musical theater, dance, and acting. Tara thought her curiosity about people and their lives might lead her into making documentaries but found the quick-paced, deadline-based life of television news to be more of a fit.

Tara lives in Staunton, Virginia. She loves spending time with her husband, son, and daughter.

Recent Articles by Tara

  Staunton determined to safely celebrate holidays in downtown

  Scarecrows in the Park underway in Staunton

  Waynesboro theatre debuting first musical since pandemic started

  Staunton community dialogue series aims to educate and build stronger community

  Staunton Council to allow virtual meetings through the holidays

  Augusta County supervisors move forward with courthouse expansion plan

  Augusta County broadband issues highlighted by COVID-19 pandemic

  Blue Ridge CASA pivots to support mission

  Queen City Mischief and Magic 2020 - The Year That Shall Not Be Named

Staunton school leaders lock in virtual learning for first semester

  Staunton teacher named Region 5 Teacher of the Year

  Transit hub property in Staunton remains for sale

  Board of Education recognizing Staunton City Schools for innovation

  Staunton citizens form committee to explore recall election

  Staunton City Attorney resigns after 16 years, replacement process begins

  Plans to build branch of Virginia Museum of Natural History in Waynesboro on hold due to pandemic

  Waynesboro officials working hard to deliver safe, secure, fair presidential election

  Downtown Staunton continues to recover after flooding one month ago

  Calls reporting child abuse are down in the Shenandoah Valley during the pandemic

  Enrollment down at Waynesboro Public Schools

Waynesboro Salvation Army providing childcare during pandemic

  Staunton City employees will have fewer furlough days

  New Staunton ‘Y’ program helping teens with virtual learning

First day of school in Augusta County deemed a success by Superintendent Eric Bond

Staffing shortage causes wait-list for childcare in the Shenandoah Valley

  People in Staunton rally to stop the hate

  Staunton couple’s home and business destroyed by flooding

Augusta County supervisors adopt new solar rules, funding for schools

Staunton families pick up materials, ready for first day of virtual classes

C4 childcare initiative launches, needs volunteers, employees, space