Born and raised in Vancouver, Canada, Tara got her start as a print journalist before establishing her career on the Canadian Prairies, where she made the shift to broadcast news.
Tara is a storyteller and explorer at heart, driven by a desire to share impactful stories. She arrives in the Bay Area from Omaha, Nebraska where she reported for the NBC affiliate for three years. There she helped expose a lack of safe and affordable rental housing, primarily affecting refugee and immigrant communities. Her reporting resulted in the passing of a rental housing, landlord registry ordinance.
Her award-winning coverage of the 2019 historic Midwestern flooding dove deep into the aftermath and shed light on small towns struggling to come back from disaster.
Tara is proud to be joining the ABC7 team and is committed to continue telling stories that make a difference in the Bay Area.
'Makes me so happy': SF family meal held for unhoused moms battling back
"It means so much because spending time with my mom is the best thing in the world," one daughter said.
Hope -- and some skepticism -- as fentanyl crackdown begins in SF's Tenderloin
There were a few SFPD officers on foot patrol and a few CHP cars passing through the Tenderloin on Monday. But despite no visible difference in the neighborhood, some residents are hopeful the crackdown on the open-air drug market will mark a turning point in San Francisco.
SF apartment residents recap ordeal with days-long power outage following underground fire
One resident said he feels for some of the seniors living here. "There are quite a few of them that have less mobility that maybe don't have the means to go eat out or whatever, and the loss of resources for them is significant."
Gov. Newsom calls in CA National Guard to help combat SF's ongoing fentanyl crisis
The agreement between all four agencies will focus on "dismantling fentanyl trafficking and disrupting the supply of the deadly drug in the city by holding the operators of large-scale drug trafficking operations accountable."
San Francisco AAPI community rallies, calling out banks supporting gun manufacturers
"As Asian Americans, we have the power to stop a lot of this. We have a choice in where we invest our dollars and where we invest dollars and where we deposit our paychecks."
Warriors fans gear up outside Chase Center ahead of Saturday tip-off in Sacramento
Warriors fans were gearing up outside the Chase Center Friday, less than 24 hours away from the opening the playoffs in Sacramento against the Kings.
SF Mayor London Breed speaks about Bob Lee stabbing investigation, public safety in the city
San Francisco Mayor London Breed says that social media has helped spread a message questioning the city's safety after several high-profile violent attacks. Here's what she says the city is doing.
From Oakland to Hawaii: Middle school students on a life-changing adventure
"It's very beautiful." A group of middle-school students from Oakland are on an adventure in Hawaii giving them a whole new perspective on what's possible.
San Francisco's drug overdose crisis shows no signs of slowing in 2023, reports reveal
More than 130 people died of a drug overdose in January and February combined, according to the San Francisco medical examiner's most recent reports. Last year just over 100 people died of an overdose in the first two months.
Thousands expected to rally in SF Saturday for transgender, drag queen rights
"It gives me a feeling of joy that we're not fighting this ourselves," said one of the organizers of a San Francisco rally against anti-trans legislation that is expanding to other cities.
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