Tara presides over the Upstate's #1 all news/talk morning show every weekday on 106.3 WORD.
Tara teams with News Director, Lee Rogers and Producer Chris for an unrivaled mix of stimulating talk and breaking news. Tara's faithful listeners are affectionately known as "Tara-ists" because of their passion and participation in the show. She has left her mark as a leading show when she was named South Carolina Broadcasters Association 2018 Best News Talk Show and Best overall Personality! Winning awards is nothing new as Tara also was named 2016 "Personality of the Year!" In addition, Tara has also won over two dozen state and national journalism awards for column writing, news reporting and investigative reporting while working for three newspapers and writing for a variety of national publications. She won a first place reporting award from the North Carolina Press Association for an investigative series about the weaknesses in Charlotte's overburdened court system, which regularly let murderers off the hook with less than 15 years in prison. Due to her work, that system has been reformed.
Tara is also a winner of the prestigious first place Green Eyeshade Award, a national award for column writing from The Society of Professional Journalists. Tara took to the airwaves about 15 years ago to do a radio show heard up and down the coast and fell in love with bypassing her editors to talk straight to the people. Tara hasn't stopped reporting, and still brings her investigative journalism to the show. Tara is a mom, wife and talk radio convert-- and weekday mornings she's live and local on 106.3 WORD.