Emmy Award Winning Journalist, Talk Show Host, Documentary Filmmaker & Emcee, Keynote Speaker
For Emmy Award winning journalist, Tamara Banks, the statement, “One Person Can Make a Difference,” is more than just words. Her life experiences, connect-ability and sense of humor have made her a sought-after keynote speaker and emcee.
Tamara is a freelance journalist, talk show host and documentary filmmaker, dedicated to creating transformative social change through excellence in journalism.
Her areas of expertise include: social justice and political issues, nationally and internationally, particularly in South Sudan and Darfur, and other parts of the globe where there is little or no news coverage about crimes against humanity and genocide. Her documentary short film, “The Long Journey Home,” was accepted into the 2009 Hollywood Film Festival, “HollyShorts.”
Banks is currently the host of “From Moment to Movement: with Tamara Banks,” on PBS12. It’s a platform for Black voices to be heard, uncensored and unfiltered.
Banks has covered some of the biggest stories in recent U.S. history from the Columbine High School and Aurora Movie Theater shootings, to the 2008 Democratic Convention in Denver, the devastating 2010 earthquake in Haiti, and the war in Iraq.
Most recently, Banks covered the Ahmaud Arbery Murder Trial in Georgia and she worked on a documentary on how Black women have caused a seismic shift in American politics. She also continues to travel to Uganda to interview child soldiers, as well as to Rwanda where she reports on that country’s post-genocide challenges and successes.
She’s also the Executive Producer for independent film, “Runnin’ with My Girls,” which takes a look at the number of women of color running for public office since the 2016 election.
Banks’ work has been featured on numerous news networks including PBS, CNN, ABC News, HDNet’s World Report, BBC, NPR, Al Jazeera America, Al Jazeera, WB 2 News, FOX News, as well on as a number of radio stations and newspapers over the past 20 plus years.