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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 June 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.



“Evidence collection phase… has concluded”: Officials say Tops on Jefferson is back in company control
May 19, 2022

Jefferson Avenue is back open and the Tops store there is back in company control.


Starbucks in hot water: NLRB confirms employee intimidation allegations
May 6, 2022

Starbucks is in hot water after the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) says the coffee giant discriminated against its unionized workers in Buffalo.


ONLY ON 4: Wheatfield mother who disappeared with kids in 2019 custody battle says she’s a ‘victim’
March 23, 2022

Katie Riford, the Wheatfield mother who went missing with her two children in 2019, is back in Western New York and News 4 exclusively spoke with her.


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.


Riverdance shuffles off to Buffalo featuring three local dancers
April 5, 2022

Get your dancing shoes on because Riverdance is making its return to Shea’s Performing Arts Center this weekend, featuring three Western New York natives, who began their dance careers in South Buffalo.


Sabres fans celebrate Jeanneret’s top shelf career
April 1, 2022

Rick Jeanneret’s name now hangs among Sabres royalty, top shelf where mama hides the cookies


“This entire redistricting process has been… a mess:” Political analysts react to redistricting ruling
April 27, 2022

The New York State primaries are scheduled for June 28, but not every race will be on the ballot that day. Empire State voters may have to vote in two primaries after the State Court of Appeals ruled the Democrat-drawn redistricting map unconstitutional.


DA Flynn reveals new details on high-speed chase, man accused of shooting 3 BPD officers
March 31, 2022

Erie County District Attorney John Flynn revealed new details about Tuesday’s high-speed chase where three Buffalo Police officers were shot.

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“It’s annoying:” Buffalo teachers picket for new contract before Board of Ed meeting
April 20, 2022

Members of the Buffalo Teachers Federation say they are insulted by the Buffalo School District’s latest contract offer. They carried their message directly to the school board using picket signs before the board’s monthly meeting.

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