Tamara covered ethnic/religious affairs and politics for Capital News Serivce (CNS) 's program, Maryland Newsline. She earned a Bachelor's Degree in Speech Communication and a Master’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Maryland in College Park. While an undergraduate, she worked as a production intern at WDVM-TV, the CBS affiliate in Washington, D.C., and hosted an on-campus television show called "Coming of Age," where she interviewed notables such as Rosa Parks. After graduation, Tamara freelanced part-time covering sports, and community news. Most notably she co-hosted "The Baltimore Soccer Show," which covered indoor professional soccer and aired on the ABC affiliate in Baltimore.