Tashara Parker is a traffic reporter and anchor featured on WFAA's Daybreak. She joined the Dallas, Texas station in 2019.
For more than six years, Parker has covered the region’s most prominent news stories in a way that is effective, unique and undeniably her own. She currently covers traffic, breaking news and inspirational stories throughout the week. She brings experience, vibrancy and authenticity -- capturing the attention of D-FW viewers in an engaging and informative way, all while creating loyalty.
Historically recognized as the first black woman to anchor CBS affiliate KYTX’s primetime evening newscasts in Tyler, Texas, Tashara covered the 2017 Van Zandt County and 2019 Alto tornadoes, in addition to two high-profile executions, of which she wrote and executive produced the majority of the content.
Distinguished by innovation and progression, Tashara’s work produces impact -- spanning her stint as an evening anchor/reporter at College Station’s NBC affiliate KAGS News, to her behind-the-scenes efforts at Houston’s KTRK, to her work at KBTX, the CBS affiliate in Bryan, Texas, and at Comcast Sportsnet Chicago, an ABC affiliate.
While a master’s degree candidate in Chicago, Tashara delivered firsthand reporting of the Chicago district closings of 54 elementary schools (the largest single wave of school closings in U.S. history), and co-authored and produced an in-depth exploration of the ‘Decline of Inner-City High School Athletic Championships.’
Tashara is a "community-focused storyteller.” As the go-to source for all things community, Tashara blends her passion for underserved people and organizations with an unwavering spirit of empathy. As one of Dallas' most influential voices, she utilizes her platform to volunteer hundreds of hours to many organizations, including the Boys and Girls Clubs of America and to her sorority, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated.
A noted digital influencer, Tashara has garnered over 162,000 followers across her social media platforms, recently earning her the honor as the “Best Broadcast Journalist” by the Dallas Weekly.
With a dedicated following both on and off the air, the journalist is described by viewers as "someone who truly cares about people and this community.” With this powerful mantra lighting her path, Tashara continues to carve her slate within the industry -- poignantly bringing both D-FW and the best in community storytelling to the forefront.
Tashara holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from Texas A&M University, as well as a master’s degree in journalism from DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois. She currently resides in Dallas, Texas.