Tamara Vaifanua

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Tamara Vaifanua joined KSL Today as a reporter in June 2021. She is a familiar face to Utah viewers. For more than 11 years, she was an anchor and reporter for a Salt Lake City TV station.

Her work highlights issues facing underrepresented communities. Vaifanua’s notable stories focused on Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women, Covid-19 relief efforts among Pacific Islanders and the Navajo Nation, educational equity, and school to prison pipeline.

Vaifanua previously worked in newsrooms in Laughlin, Nevada (KLBC), San Diego, California (KUSI), Las Vegas, Nevada (KTNV) and St. George, Utah (KCSG).

Born in southern California, and raised in Taylorsville Utah, Vaifanua graduated from Southern Utah University in communications and political science. Her parents are from Samoa, and she is proud to be the first TV news anchor of Samoan heritage in Utah.

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