Tara Edwards joined WXYZ in June 2011. She was born in St. Louis, Missouri but spent her middle school and high school years in Metro Detroit. Tara graduated from West Bloomfield High School and University of Michigan - Ann Arbor.
After school, Tara got her start in Flint, Michigan. She worked behind the scenes at WJRT, and went on to report and anchor at WSMH and WNEM. In 2007, Tara moved east to Pittsburgh where she worked as a reporter/fill-in anchor at WTAE.
While at WTAE, Tara got a chance to meet many remarkable people and cover stories of a lifetime. In 2009, she reported on the Steelers Super Bowl win as fans celebrated in the streets and just a few months later she did it again as the Penguins won the Stanley Cup. Tara points out, she was rooting for the Red Wings. That same year, Tara found herself surrounded by riot police on live TV covering a protest during the G-20 Summit in Pittsburgh.
Though Tara made many friends in Pennsylvania she is ecstatic to be back home and thrilled to be part of the WXYZ family. When she is not working, Tara enjoys kickboxing, pilates and reading. She spends lots of time with her family.