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

  Augusta County firefighters, paramedics ensure two families have Christmas this year

Broadway-rendered song by Staunton teen released

Second of two brothers pleads guilty to robbing several Waynesboro businesses

Waynesboro City Council to continue to support Virginia Museum of Natural History Branch Campus

  Waynesboro community speaks about Second Amendment concerns during council meeting

  Waynesboro leaders say West Main shopping corridor is growing

  Waynesboro is looking to increase real estate tax relief for its elderly, disabled population

  Augusta County to become a Second Amendment sanctuary

  CSPDC is helping Augusta County, Waynesboro, and Staunton get accurate U.S. Census counts

  Jimmy Fortune spreads holiday cheer at Augusta Health Christmas concert

  Operation BradyStrong Mission M&M Christmas Toy Drive benefits UVA Children’s Hospital

  Chicago man pleads guilty to robbing several Waynesboro businesses

  Car crashes through brick sign in Staunton

Downtown Staunton prepares for Small Business Saturday

  August County Fire-Rescue asking folks to adopt a hydrant

  Students pack food crates for annual Thanksgiving Food for Families event

Former Waynesboro restaurant owner set to face trial in December

  Creative Economic Development Consulting shares plan for Waynesboro’s east corridor

  Waynesboro announces next steps for South River Preserve Project

  Libraries waiving late fees in exchange for food donations

  Wenonah Elementary School in Waynesboro invites veterans to Thanksgiving feast

  Second part of Staunton Innovation Hub to open in March

Memory Cafe provides place for people with dementia and their caregivers to gather in the Valley

Roanoke man sentenced to 15 years for robbing a Waynesboro bank

  Staunton Augusta Art Center showcases one-of-a-kind creations at annual event

  Mary Baldwin University’s Office of Inclusive Excellence hosts black baby doll drive

Staunton bicycle and pedestrian advisory committee hosts open house to discuss greenways plan

  Delegate Steve Landes sworn in as 17th clerk of circuit court for Augusta County

Waynesboro Area Refuge Ministry opens emergency shelter

Arcadia Project receives $25K Virginia Main Street feasibility study grant