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Tara Campbell

San Francisco California
Tara Campbell is a reporter for ABC7 News Bay Area, where she focuses on the drug overdose epidemic and LGBTQ+ coverage.Born and raised in Vancouver, Canada, Tara got her start as a print journalist before establishing her career on the Canadian Prairies, where she made the shift to broadcast news.Tara is a storyteller and explorer at heart, driven by a desire to share impactful stories. She arrived in the Bay Area from Omaha, Nebraska where she reported for the NBC affiliate, WOWT 6News. There she helped expose a lack of safe and affordable rental housing, primarily affecting refugee and immigrant communities. Her reporting resulted in the passing of a rental housing, landlord registry ordinance. Her award-winning coverage of the 2019 historic Midwestern flooding dove deep into the aftermath and shed light on small towns struggling to come back from disaster.In 2022, Tara travelled to Vancouver, Canada to report on the drug overdose crisis and the impacts of first safe consumption site in North America, culminating in the ABC7 Original Documentary: "Injecting Hope."Tara's own experience as a member of the LGBTQ+ community and in learning to thrive with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder have helped cultivate her compassionate, comprehensive, and compelling approach to journalism.Tara is proud to be continuing her career at ABC7 News and is committed to continue telling stories that give voice to those often marginalized and misunderstood.