WETM 18 NEWS

View my recent work with WETM News in Elmira, N.Y. As a general assignment reporter, I have covered the COVID-19 pandemic, economics and stimulus impact, community feature stories, and breaking news. 

Responsibilities: 

  • Deadline reporting.

  • 18 News at Noon anchor.

  • Producing.

  • Franchise series, "Golden Apple".

  • Fill-in anchor for 18 News at 5, 5:30, 6 & Weekend.

reporter reel

Tara Lynch Summer 2021 Reporter Reel

I am a Multimedia Journalist and 18 News at Noon Anchor with WETM in Elmira, N.Y. Featured are stand-ups and live shots from a variety of stories, a full package, anchoring and tag-outs. 

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Packages

Eric Smith parole transcript released; convicted child killer’s release likely delayed
november 17, 2021

The transcript of convicted Steuben County child killer Eric Smith’s 11th parole hearing has been released to WETM through a Freedom of Information Law request with the Department of Corrections and Community Supervision.

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Parents call for action amid increased bullying at Ernie Davis Academy

Several parents expressed concern and shared serious allegations of bullying in Ernie Davis Academy.

November 10, 2021

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Fashion icon Tommy Hilfiger returns home to celebrate major success

With thousands of stores worldwide and an internationally recognized name, Tommy Hilfiger is proud to be an Elmiran.

October 23, 2021

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What is the future of the empire state?
August 10, 2021

A series of events led to a stunning statement from Gov. Cuomo. Just seven days prior, the New York Attorney General released a report outlining substantial evidence for the sexual assault claims from 11 women.

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NASCAR fandemonium descends on Watkins Glen
August 8, 2021

It was a day of speed and smiles for drivers and fans alike. Games, food, prizes and racing brought in visitors from near and far.

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Boats, Oars, and Water… Oh My! Learning the basics of rowing with Olympian Olivia Coffey
August 12, 2021

After representing Team U.S.A in Tokyo for the Olympic Games, Watkins Glen native Olivia Coffey is back in the Southern Tier. The first time Olympian called her time in Tokyo memorable.

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Soaring to new heights at Harris Hill
April 11, 2021

In the Twin Tiers, there are a few key signs that spring is in the air: local ice cream shops open up, temperatures begin to get warmer from the frigid winter, and glider rides resume at Harris Hill in Big Flats.

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Fans are no longer iced out! Enforcers are ready to welcome you back to First Arena
April 1, 2021

Do you miss hockey in the Twin Tiers? For the first time this season, fans can attend an Elmira Enforcers game. Starting tomorrow night, the stands at First Arena will be partially filled to watch the Enforcers take on the Carolina Thunderbirds during a three-game homestand.

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