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 Hall readying to reopen

Group in Waynesboro working together to build community

  Mobile gaming theater opens in the Shenandoah Valley

  Boxer dog with Staunton roots makes history breaking 70-year-old record

  Waynesboro Little Free Libraries now filled with dozens of books reflecting City’s diverse community

  Staunton City Council is naming its chambers after late community leader Rita Wilson

Waynesboro welcomes people downtown with BINGO and scavenger hunt

  Staunton, Waynesboro, Augusta planning for the start of school amid the COVID-19 pandemic

  Staunton’s R.R. Smith Center reopening with pair of exhibits

  Stuarts Draft small area plan passed by Augusta County Board of Supervisors

  Waynesboro launches first-ever community hotspot

  People in Waynesboro celebrate Juneteenth in Constitution Park

  Woodrow Wilson Presidential Library to host Seize the Day virtual 5K

  Wayne Theatre goes online for summer camp

  Augusta County enters phase 2 of pandemic recovery plan

  Staunton High School graduates have individual ceremonies outside

  Staunton Police Chief talks about fair and impartial training at department

  Staunton’s Montgomery Hall Park gets new pavilion

  Waynesboro offering grants to help small businesses reopen safely

  Waynesboro mayor talks about fortifying trust between community, police, and local government

Staunton kicks off Dine Out in Downtown

Mobile COVID-19 testing makes stop in Staunton

  Riverheads High School holding individual graduation ceremonies

Staunton, Waynesboro and Augusta County working together for economic recovery

  Waynesboro city leaders decry George Floyd’s death at the hands of police officer

  Waynesboro BOOST tourism grant applications open

Staunton Public Library plans reopening

  Staunton-Augusta Family YMCA celebrates 25 years

2020 Dawbarn Education Award winners announced

Waynesboro YMCA to hold a virtual race