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

  The Foundry in Staunton offers safe space for budding entrepreneurs

  Staunton Council set to adopt some changes to public comment

  Protesting for body cameras continues in Augusta County, chairman says hands are tied for now

  Staunton nonprofit helping people in Ethiopia with clean water access

  Stuarts Draft welcomes home boy injured in lawnmower accident

  Shenandoah Valley teens making a difference for nonprofits helping their peers

  Summer Reading Program kicks off in Augusta County

  Waynesboro’s Groovin’ at the Greenway packed after missing a year due to COVID-19

  Sign unveiled, design funded for Virginia Museum of Natural History in Waynesboro

  Staunton Water Treatment receives Gold Award thanks to dedicated crew

  Staunton Public Defender’s Office wants law enforcement to implement Marcus Alert System

  In 4-3 vote, Staunton City Council shoots down public’s ability to call in, for now

  Waynesboro High School and families celebrate graduating seniors with parade

  SAW Habitat for Humanity building more homes a year using modular

  Waynesboro tax rate remains undecided after Council shoots down lower rate

  Brewery and farm in Augusta County commits to zero food waste

  New ladies-only boxing class in Stuarts Draft

  Staunton Sheriff’s Office announces new K-9 deputy

  Staunton preschoolers help plant a tree for Arbor Day

  Staunton, Waynesboro public pools getting ready for Memorial Day weekend

  Augusta County leaders raise personal property taxes in split vote

  Staunton woman on the front lines of testing shares her up-close experience with COVID-19

Staunton launches Tree Tour celebrating 25 years as a ‘Tree City’

  New tax rate and recycling plan in Staunton

  People in Staunton continue protests to phone-in during City Council meetings

  Staunton’s American Shakespeare Center is asking for help

  People in Staunton pray together following guilty verdict in murder of George Floyd

  Staunton City Council talks tax rate, recycling, and school funding

  Protesters say Staunton City Council is silencing the public by ending ability to call in during meetings

Augusta County leaders considering personal property tax increase