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.
Before coming to Indianapolis Tara worked at 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.
Tara is a caregiver for her father who has early on-set Alzheimer’s disease. She got married in August of 2020 and has a 9 year-old step daughter. Tara and her husband Brent had their first child, a girl named Haley, in July of 2021.
She enjoys cooking, singing in church, playing the piano, serves as a Panhellenic Area Advisor and is a member of Kappa Delta Sorority.