Tamara Banks

Emmy Award winning journalist Tamara Banks lives her motto: “One Person Can Make a Difference.” Banks is a freelance TV news correspondent/producer, talk show host, and documentary filmmaker, focusing on social justice, and dedicated to creating transformative social change through excellence in journalism.Her areas of expertise include social justice and political issues across the U.S. and internationally, particularly in South Sudan and Darfur. She also shines light on 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” about former slaves stolen by the Janjaweed during a civil was in Sudan, was featured in the 2009 Hollywood Film Festival, “HollyShorts.” Banks is currently the host of “From Moment to Movement: with Tamara Banks,” on PBS12. It’s platform for Black voices to be heard, uncensored and unfiltered. The program also features tools and action plans to shift this moment into a movement. 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. Her 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. Banks is currently based in Atlanta, GA, where she continues to be on the frontlines of some of the most important stories across the country and around the world.