Tara Thomas

Tara Thomas

Tara Thomas

Emcee Tara Thomas joined the Waterloo Schools as communications director August 2013.  For nearly 20 years prior, she was a television news anchor and reporter for KWWL in Waterloo and stations in Yakima, Washington, and Mason City, Iowa.  Her Baby Steps blog chronicling her family’s ups and downs became a popular way for eastern Iowa viewers to connect with her.  Until now, Tara was the only non-educator in her family.  Her parents are retired administrators in her hometown of Peoria, Illinois.  Her only sibling is a second grade teacher there.  She is married to Dave, a teacher at Waterloo West High School.  Their two children, Charlotte and Thomas, are 8 and 6.