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 Council appoints new city attorney, but remains divided on other issues

  $40 million Middle River Regional Jail expansion plans presented to Augusta County leaders

  Waynesboro students back in the classroom amid teacher concerns

  Staunton students to head back to class for first time since pandemic started

  Staunton’s Arcadia Project pushes forward despite COVID-19 pandemic

  Augusta County students to return to the classroom next week

  Augusta County Board of Supervisors picks chair and vice chair

  Staunton Mall businesses respond differently to being ousted

  Blue Ridge CASA for Children recruiting volunteers for anticipated surge in cases

  New Augusta Health Diabetes and Endocrinology Clinic under construction

  Waynesboro teacher petitions school leaders for virtual learning until COVID-19 numbers are down

  Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library hosts virtual birthday celebration

Staunton Mall businesses now have New Year’s Eve deadline to vacate

  Internet providers on target to make Christmas installation deadline in Augusta County

  Congressman Cline holds telephone town hall about COVID-19

  New Startup Shenandoah Valley (S2V) program participants named

  Two boys among those making the best of disappointing snow day in Staunton

  Three Augusta County students presenting at the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon

  Friends use ‘Novembeard’ tradition to honor one of their own with legacy scholarship fund

  Staunton City Council giving bonuses to city employees

  New beginning for Nu-Beginning Farm: The Store in Staunton after August flooding

  Waynesboro Schools stick to current reopening plan

  Staunton’s Avenue of Evergreens benefits The MaDee Project

  Two versions of ‘A Christmas Carol’ to be performed live in the Shenandoah Valley

  Frontier Culture Museum offers Old World Holiday Tours

  Augusta County’s appeal for courthouse expansion plans deferred to January

  New owners may plan to demolish most of the Staunton Mall, give businesses 30 days to vacate

  Small Business Saturday in the Shenandoah Valley is bigger than one day

  Holiday lights tour underway in Staunton

  Augusta County leaders oppose legislation that would end qualified immunity for law enforcement