Tara Thomas Gettman talks for a living. As a former news anchor, podcaster, voiceover talent, blogger, writer, communications executive and--above all--Christian, she is taking a leap of faith to follow her true calling as a professional speaker.
Tara grew up in Peoria, IL, studied journalism at Boston University and has a Master's in strategic communication from the University of Iowa. She was a TV news anchor in the Northwest and Midwest for nearly 20 years, until her faith led her to walk away.
Today Tara is a happily married wife and mom with a mission to help Christians embrace their faith as an asset, not a liability. Much like she has done when God led her to pivot professionally more than once.
- Tara Gettman
Pastor D. Cox, Exec. Pastor of Education/Outreach Hope City Church - Waterloo, Iowa
"Tara spoke at one of our college chapel services and our students loved it! She is engaging, relevant and down to earth. She shares her powerful story of how God redeemed and set up every area of her life for His glory! Her listeners will leave feeling challenged but also more than capable of succeeding! Tara is a gifted communicator and I strongly recommend her for your next event."
Annie Zeets, Youth Minister
Waterloo Catholic Parishes
"Tara is an incredibly gifted speaker and storyteller. The joy she exudes as she talks about her faith is infectious and inspiring. It’s clear she has a heart for God and wants others to feel His unconditional love in their lives. I think Tara would be a great speaker for any age group and would highly recommend her!"
Dr. Dewitt Jones, Longtime Iowa Administrator & Author
"I have known Tara during her time as KWWL anchor, as well as her work at the Waterloo Community Schools. She is an outstanding communicator and problem solver. Tara was a keynote speaker at the ISFLC conference and superintendents loved her presentation."
Amanda Goodman, Family & Children's Council Exec. Dir. & Child Advocate
"Tara is a source of inspiration to so many through her story of unwavering FAITH. She worked as a journalist and anchor for two decades - and in an industry that forbids you from honoring your faith and being your authentic self, Tara took a stand and never shied away from sharing her faith as a devout Christian. She has always put God first and that’s what makes her so successful in her personal and professional lives."