Tara reports and sometimes anchors for KQED news. She covers a range of issues from community-police relations to local politics. Tara started out in community radio in the Bay Area, where she was raised. She eventually moved to Washington DC where she covered Congress for eight years for Pacifica and Monitor Radio. Her stories have also been heard on NPR's All Things Considered, Morning Edition and The World. Tara lives with her husband in Oakland-- where they raised their two sons. She enjoys spending time with her large family, gardening and hiking in the Oakland hills with her dog.