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Tara Lynch January 2022
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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Twin Tiers Year in Review: 2021’s biggest stories

2021 proved to be yet another completely packed year. From our second year of COVID-19 to an upended state government and some chilling local headlines, to the return of some wildly popular events, news just kept rolling in.

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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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View my recent work with News 4 in Buffalo, N.Y. As a general assignment reporter, I have covered breaking news, economic expansion in Buffalo, politics, and community feature stories.


  • Deadline reporting.

  • Breaking news.

  • Social media.

  • Digital writing and content creation.

reporter reel

Tara Lynch december 2022
Reporter Reel

I am a Multimedia Journalist with News 4 (WIVB) in Buffalo, N.Y. Featured are breaking news live shots and stand-ups from a variety of stories, full packages, anchoring and tag-outs.



1 person dead after tour boat capsizes inside cave along the erie canal
June 12, 2023

A tour boat carrying Niagara County tourism officials capsizes in a cave attraction in Lockport, N.Y. I reported on this tragedy live on CBS Evening News with Norah O'Donnell.


Western New York Contends with Record Snowfall
november 19, 2022

A record-breaking snowstorm continued to devastate Western New York in November, dumping more than six feet of snow in some areas. Here is my report for CBS Weekend Evening News.

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Remembering, Healing, Changing: Reflecting on the Tops Mass Shooting one year later
May 14, 2023

One year after the Tops Mass Shooting on Jefferson Avenue, community leaders reflect on the community and how the city moves forward, driving change while remembering the past.


VP Harris calls for action against ‘an epidemic of hate’ at Tops mass shooting victim’s funeral
May 28, 2022

Vice President of the United States Kamala Harris and the Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff were in Buffalo Saturday for the funeral of Buffalo supermarket shooting victim Ruth Whitfield.


Sounds of honor and distinction: Buffalo Firefighter Pipe Band gives Arno a final salute
March 8, 2023

Tributes for Firefighter Jason Arno continue to pour in as the City of Buffalo honors him this week. One local firefighter is drawing on past pain as he prepares to lead mourners at the funeral one note at a time.


‘Tis the season for Irish Heritage: Celebrating Irish Culture at the Buffalo Irish Center
march 17, 2023

The High Holy Day of St. Patrick’s Day is upon us! Everyone’s Irish on St. Patrick’s Day. Festivities will be taking place all weekend in South Buffalo and across Western New York. Everyone is welcome at the Irish Center who will bid a Cead Mile Failte — one hundred thousand welcomes to one and all.


Jamestown fugitive suspected of killing woman captured in South Carolina
May 24, 2023

Fugitive Michael Burham has been captured in South Carolina following an extensive search that spanned multiple states, according to authorities out of South Carolina.


‘I would do anything for her’: Josh Allen surprises family for daughter’s birthday
june 2, 2023

Josh Allen gets invited to a lot of events, and that includes the birthday party for 10 year-old Sophie Rittling. When the star quarterback realized he missed it, he wanted to surprise her in a special way.


Making a difference one pencil at a time: Fifth grader raises money for P.U.N.T. Pediatric Cancer Collaborative
May 23, 2023

Bills Mafia and giving back to the community is a winning combination. One Williamsville middle school student is trying to follow in his favorite player’s foot steps.

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