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 City Schools provide students with laptops, hotspots

Waynesboro’s mayor urges community to complete 2020 Census

  People in the Shenandoah Valley work to bring a popular children’s book to life

Staunton City Council passes ordinance to provide some financial relief for businesses, citizens

  Staunton City Council calls emergency meeting to discuss COVID-19

Augusta County Fire-Rescue seeks personal protective equipment, asks community for help

  Financial situation at Valley Mission becomes critical

Staunton City Council to hold emergency meeting on Tuesday

Waynesboro YMCA launches effort to help community’s most vulnerable citizens

Emergency meeting held in Waynesboro to discuss business related to COVID-19

  Augusta Health opens COVID-19 Assessment Center, COVID Care Call Center

  Waynesboro’s Economic Development Office prepares emergency loan fund

  Valley nonprofit urges business owners to share hardships with Governor Northam

  Verona Community Food Pantry changes business to protect volunteers and clients

Stuarts Draft man pleads guilty to second degree murder

  New initiative connects people in Staunton, Augusta, and Waynesboro: Mutual Aid Infrastructure

  COVID-19 local response fund established at Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge

American Shakespeare Center announces business changes due to COVID-19

  Virginia School for the Deaf and the Blind students play goalball

  Waynesboro YMCA hosts Disabled American Veterans free program

  Staunton Democratic Committee hosts City Council candidate forum

  Jeannie McCutcheon appointed as interim council member in Waynesboro

Waynesboro man charged with involuntary manslaughter of sister

Mental Health America of Augusta holds 3rd annual spring conference

  Love’s Travel Stop opens new location in Greenville

  Fort Defiance scholastic bowl team makes school history

  Building Bridges for the Greater Good to host “What We Lost” Breaking Bread event in Staunton

  School leaders in Augusta County push to get lights on softball fields

  Bessie Weller Elementary School students celebrate Read Across America Week

  Augusta County names new economic development director