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For Emmy Award winning journalist, Tamara Banks, the statement, “One Person Can Make a Difference,” is more than just words.
Ms. Banks is currently using her 20 years of journalism experience to evoke positive social change in our community and globally through excellence in journalism and civic engagement.
She is a freelance correspondent for Al Jazeera America, a host and producer for Colorado Public Television’s “Studio 12,” and correspondent and host for a number of local and national TV news programs.
Ms. Banks is preparing for her seventh trip to Sudan and South Sudan where she is focusing on a new genocide happening in the Nuba Mountains. Ms. Banks has also traveled to Uganda where she interviewed child soldiers as well as to Rwanda a number of times where she reported on that country’s post genocide challenges and successes.
The short version of her documentary film, “The Long Journey Home” was accepted into the 2009 Hollywood Film Festival, “HollyShorts.”
Ms. Banks also covered the devastating earthquake in Haiti. And she was embedded with U.S. and Iraqi Security forces to cover yet another untold story: U.S. and Coalition Forces training, mentoring and empowering Iraqis before the U.S. pulled out of the war torn country.
Ms. Banks is well known as a respected former anchor and reporter for WB 2 News in Denver, Colorado before becoming a national and international freelance journalist. Her work has appeared on ABC News, HDNET’s World Report, CNN, BBC World, FOX News, Al Jazeera America.
Tamara is also an equestrian and plays polo, the sport of kings (and queens).
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