Tara Hastings joined Storm Track 8 in December of 2018.
Tara was born and raised along Lake Michigan in Hammond, Indiana. She didn't travel far for college, getting her Meteorology degree from Valparaiso University. She was a part of the Valparaiso University Storm Intercept Team which spent 10 days in the summer chasing severe storms. She's a member of the American Meteorological Society and holds the AMS seal of approval.
Tara spent the last eight years at our sister station WDTN in Dayton (Ohio), the same station Randy Ollis worked at early in his career. She's excited to be back in the Hoosier State and closer to family and friends.
She enjoys singing in the church choir, volunteering for Kappa Delta Sorority, cooking and tending to her patio garden.