Tara studied politics at the University of Ulster.
After a post-grad in journalism she worked for Citybeat and The Spectator in
Bangor. A move across the water followed with a three-year stint at Radio Clyde
in Glasgow.
She moved back home to Belfast to the BBC in 1998 and has been working across
radio and television ever since. She became one of BBC Newsline’s reporters
seven years ago.
Tara divides her week as anchor on BBC Newsline at 6.30 and on Radio Ulster’s
drive time programme Evening Extra and has a special interest in politics and
social affairs.
Tara has also presented The Sunday Politics and The View and spent a year
working on BBC Spotlight.
Outside of work Tara used to enjoy running. She’s now running shorter
distances: after her young children Daniel and Aimee!