Tamara is originally from Raleigh and is happy to be back home reporting in the community that raised her.
Before her full circle moment of coming to work at the station she grew up watching, she first headed down to ENC to earn a Bachelors degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Hispanic Studies at ECU.
When she graduated in 2016 she got her first job in TV news at a local station in Greenville the CBS affiliate WNCT.
There she covered presidential rallies, Hurricane Matthew's devastating flooding and several nationally reported stories.
After two years, Tamara then headed north to report in Hampton Roads, Virginia.
During her three years at the NBC affiliate WAVY, she earned several Emmy nominations and won her first Emmy for the work she did reporting on the Virginia Beach mass shooting.
She interviewed then presidential candidate Joe Biden, several other local politicians and leaders.
She also co-produced a lifestyle segment called Jar Journeys where she went on adventure throughout the community reporting on affordable activities available to the 757 community.
Tamara is overjoyed to be back home.
When she is not on air she loves to spend time with her family. She is a wiz at Disney trivia and Marvel movies.
She loves to try new restaurants and get to know people in the community.
She is excited to be home to tell impactful stories. Feel free to reach out to her on social media.
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