Tara Herrschaft joined the Spectrum News team in July 2015 as the weekend evening anchor and reporter. Tara moved to the Tar Heel state from Albany, Georgia, where she worked for WALB for just over three years.
She began her career there as the weekend evening anchor/reporter/producer and was promoted to the 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. weekday anchor spot. Tara also served as interim Executive Producer.
Tara was first bitten by the news bug while attending Florida State University. While she was earning her degree in Mass Media Studies, Tara anchored the school run news show and shadowed anchors at WCTV, a CBS affiliate in Tallahassee. While she was still in college, Tara began working at WCTV as an assistant producer. Over the course of three years, she worked her way up to reporter, fill-in anchor.
Tara took a break from news to start a TV production program at a charter school for Florida State University. She taught middle and high school students how to write for news, gather stories and shoot and edit their own video. Then Tara served as the multi-media director for a Tallahassee-based communications company. It’s there that she developed and performed media and brand training presentations for Fortune 500 companies, unversities and high-profile athletes. While Tara loved being a media coach, she missed the hustle and bustle of the newsroom.
She’s originally from Kennett Square, Pennsylvania and is excited to be a little closer to home. When she’s not working, Tara enjoys spending time with her dog, Penelope, running and cheering on her Seminoles