Tara Thomas

Tara Thomas

Tara proudly joined the WJTV 12 team in Jackson Sept. 2018, from White County, Arkansas, where she previously reported for The Daily Citizen newspaper as an investigative journalist and general assignment reporter. 

While there, she was awarded "Best Coverage of Education" by the Arkansas Press Association. 

Tara earned her bachelor's degree in mass communication and broadcast journalism at California State University in Fresno, where she was born and raised. In college, she was debate team champion and played tennis. 

Tara went on to intern at the ABC and NBC affiliate stations in Fresno, before working in production at KHOG TV in Rogers, Ark. 

Prior to journalism, she worked as a veterinary technician, for her loves of animals.

Tara loves traveling and says her favorite place is Egypt for the country's rich history and culture. In her spare time, she spends time with family, attends Assembly of God church services, enjoys reading biographies, books on law and self-help literature. 

At WJTV 12, Tara is eager to give voice to matters in communities where help is needed, through investigation and storytelling. 

Email her your concerns about your community or your story ideas at tthomas@wjtv.com