Tara Molina is a general assignment reporter for CBS 2.

She previously worked as a reporter and fill-in anchor at WEWS-TV in Cleveland, Ohio and WFTX-TV in Fort Myers, Florida.

Molina won both National and Regional Edward R. Murrow awards in 2018 for sports reporting. Her winning story “The Meaning of Zach-Proof,” followed inspiring and determined amputee, Zach Patterson, through his first high school football season. She has also won multiple Regional Emmy Awards for her hard news and breaking news reporting as well as an SPJ Award of Excellence.

She was recognized by The Humane Society of the United States for several of her investigative reports on the issue of puppy mills in the state of Ohio.

Tara earned a Master’s degree in Mass Communication and Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast Journalism from Arizona State’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. She graduated with honors with both degrees through an accelerated program. She’s a proud Sun Devil and Kappa Alpha Theta.

In her free time, Tara enjoys spending time with her family and exploring Chicago’s many neighborhoods and special events. She loves to stay active and not just because she’s a big fan of the city’s awesome food scene.

Latest From Tara Molina

'It Is Not OK To Defy The Order,' Top Cook County Doc Says As Some Suburbs Choose Not To Enforce COVID-19 Proof Of Vaccination MandateWe are 10 days into the new COVID-19 vaccine mandate rules for many indoor businesses in Chicago and Cook County – and the county as of Thursday had yet to cite a single business for violating the rules.
26 Citations Have Been Issued To 13 Chicago Businesses For Violating COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate -- How Does Enforcement Work?The city’s new proof of COVID-19 vaccination mandate for restaurants, gyms, and certain entertainment venues has resulted in 26 citations in a period of a week and a half.
Near Breaking Point In COVID-19 Pandemic, Hospitals Get Aggressive To Hire More NursesTo help will the gap, hospitals are offering signing bonuses, incentives and unique programs for graduating students, who face constant changes and a never ending learning curve.
Andersonville On Edge With Man Throwing Urine At People Walking Their Dogs, And Alderman Says It's Been Happening For MonthsSomeone has been throwing urine in people’s faces in a disturbing trend of attacks happening lately in the Andersonville neighborhood.
Chicago Woman Wants To Know Why Nobody Has Been Charged Months After Her Unemployment Money Was StolenStolen state money – why doesn’t the state want it back? A Chicago woman is asking that question months after she tracked down where a fraudster stole her unemployment money, and shared the information she gathered with police and the State of Illinois.