TARA BROWN joined the Nine Network in June 1992 and started with 60 Minutes in January, 2001.
As well as her reporting duties, she has also hosted The Gift – an eight-part factual series following organ donor recipients and the families of organ donors.
Tara was born in Sydney in 1968, Brown attended Davidson High School, graduating in 1986.
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She completed a Bachelor of Arts (Communication) Degree at Charles Sturt University in Bathurst in 1989 and soon after landed a job in Channel Seven’s Sydney newsroom as an assistant to the chief-of-staff.
Brown moved to WIN Television in Wollongong in 1991, where she completed a cadetship in journalism.
In June 1992 she joined the Nine Network’s Nightline and was responsible for compiling features including “Australian Agenda” reports.
Brown left Nightline in July 1993 to report for A Current Affair. Initially based in Melbourne, she moved to A Current Affair’s Sydney office in 1994.
Her most memorable stories for A Current Affair include a series of reports on a group of Australian soldiers returning to Vietnam on the 30th anniversary of the conflict; uncovering a tyre dumping racket which posed a major environmental threat; and a feature story on refugees in Bei Hai in southern China.
Brown also worked on Nine’s Farm Hand specials, and has acted as a regular fill-in host on TODAY.
While still working as a reporter on A Current Affair, between November 1996 and February 1999, Brown also hosted Today On Saturday and was joined by Richard Wilkins as co-host from February 1998 to February 1999.
In January 2001, Brown joined Nine’s highly successful team as a reporter for 60 Minutes. During that time Tara has travelled the globe reporting on a myriad of stories from war zones, starving polar bears in the north pole to London bombing victim Gill Hicks to being with shock jock Derryn Hinch when he discovered he had a tumour on his liver. She also filed a special report from Ground Zero on the first anniversary of September 11.
Tara is married to husband John and they have a son, Jack, born in 2008.