Tara Lane received her bachelor's degree from East Carolina University and then studied at Mississippi State University. She is a member of the National Weather Association and earned her National Weather Association Seal of Approval.
When she was 8 years old and living in Memphis, Tenn., a tornado ripped the roof off her home and caused severe damage to her community. That dramatic event sparked her interest in meteorology.
Tara began her broadcasting career at WITN in Washington, NC, as a producer and weather anchor. While there, she covered the fury of Hurricane Floyd -- one of the worst storms in North Carolina’s history. After moving to Charlotte in 2001, Tara became a Meteorologist at the start-up 24-hour cable news station News 14 Carolina (now Spectrum News), where she worked for the next 15 years. Her time there involved many hours of live, continuous coverage of everything from hurricanes to winter storms. Tara then spent a year in Columbus, Ohio at NBC4 before returning to Charlotte and joining the team at FOX 46.
Reading, traveling, and writing are some of Tara’s favorite pastimes, but the most important thing in her life is spending time with her family. She lives with her husband, daughter, son and rescue dog Rocky in the Charlotte area.