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

Solar panel inspection will allow Waynesboro Public Schools to use clean energy

  Dozens in Waynesboro, Charlottesville remember the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

New company takes over ownership of Waynesboro Golf & Country Club

  JMU looks to study industrial hemp opportunities in the Shenandoah Valley

  Electric School Buses coming to Louisa, Waynesboro

  Former radio host pleads guilty in Augusta Co. child sex case

  Augusta Health Foundation and Dixie Gas & Oil announce partnership to fight breast cancer

  T-Mobile provides $26K, 400 hotspots for Staunton students

  Waynesboro takes no action in Second Amendment Constitutional City resolution

New exhibit to open at Beverley Street Studio School Gallery in Staunton

Valley VITA is looking for volunteers to help prepare tax returns

Staunton event to discuss Pres. Wilson’s connection to Skopje

  UVA nurse shares incredible weight loss journey

Raven Engineered Films opens fabrication facility in Waynesboro

  Augusta County Board of Supervisors hosts annual reorganizational meeting

  ‘Bag Lady’ donates $500K to Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge

BRITE Bus adds Saturday service in Shenandoah Valley

  Shenandoah Valley Governor’s School theatre class takes on ‘The Hello Girls’

  Burst pipe leads to flooding in Augusta County District Courts building

  Crews making repairs to Staunton road

Augusta County Sheriff’s Office delivers 44 bikes to area children on Christmas Eve

  Judge Victor Ludwig celebrates the unveiling of his portrait in Augusta Circuit Court

  Area foster care agency encourages the community to get involved

  St. Paul’s United Methodist Church volunteers wrap presents for area shelter

  Sidewalks, I-81 highlight results of Valley transit survey

  Christmas Wonderland at Creative Works Farm supports area youth

  Staunton Storm varsity basketball team helps organize toys for UVA Children’s Hospital

  SDDA’s new executive director trains with predecessor

  American Shakespeare Center actors are spreading holiday cheer in Staunton

  Ware Elementary student takes a spin in a fire truck after winning month-long reading program