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 among the first in the state to have latest 911 technology

  Staunton Schools and City Council $444,000 apart on spending plan

  Waynesboro budget includes 3% employee raises, but doesn’t address below market salaries

  Students in Staunton will finish out school year on same hybrid schedule

Staunton Tourism campaigns creatively during COVID-19 pandemic

  Egg My House - hiding Easter eggs for cancer research

  New radio show shines spotlight on people behind downtown Staunton

  Waynesboro Council discusses possible Middle River Regional Jail Expansion

  Augusta County teachers to get 5% raise, survey shows majority of students will return to class four days a week

  Waynesboro school leaders improve teacher salaries with 5% raise

  COVID-19 Response Fund shows power of partnerships, helps thousands in the Shenandoah Valley

  Staunton Council votes against statement denouncing U.S. Capitol attack

  Staunton theater company launches in middle of pandemic

  SAW Coat Project gives gift of warmth this winter

  Staunton School leaders support 4% employee raise

  New Waynesboro treatment center helping people with opioid addiction

  SAW Habitat for Humanity finds the upside after fire closes Staunton Restore

  Adopt a Senior group celebrating graduating seniors during COVID-19 pandemic

  Project Grows barn construction kicks off

  Staunton Council asking Governor for more time to move May elections

  Changes for Verona’s Mill Place Commerce Park concept

  New LEAD Program aims to keep people out of jail

  Staunton’s Valley Mission celebrates 50 years

  Cestari Country Store opens in Augusta Springs, owner says wool is once again king

  Campaign to bring ‘Home Run Team’ back to Gypsy Hill’s Celebration of Lights

  Staunton council talks golf carts, former council member petitions for resolution

  Waynesboro housing market is booming

  Section of Staunton Mall property rezoned to multi-family residential

  Staunton Superintendent says hybrid program going well, teachers get first round of COVID vaccine

  Virginia woman turns 104