Tala Shatara

Hello, I’m Tala! Multimedia journalist, a serious fashionista, author, and avid Instagram user at your service!

I am a local East Tennesseean. I was born and raised here, which means I am well versed in Dolly Parton, BBQ, and I use the word “y’all.” I grew up in Alcoa, cheering on the Tornadoes every Friday night.

I traded in my maroon for orange while I went to the University of Tennessee, graduating from the College of Communications and Information Sciences. Go Vols!

I am also an author. I recently wrote and published a book to help young women who are struggling with life changes, and enjoy helping women find their voice in this day and age.

I am excited to be a part WATE family and to give our East Tennessee community a platform to showcase their hard work, passions, and culture!

I am on social media, so follow my social accounts and let’s chat!

Have a story? Send me an email at tshatara@wate.com

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