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Theresa Lynn Taliaferro Edit Profile

artist , educator , Reporter

Theresa Lynn Taliaferro, American reporter, educator, artist. Recipient Mid-Peninsula Retired Tcrs. Association Scholarship, 1985, First Place Solo, Spring Sing Competition, 1987, University of California at Los Angeles scholarship intern, 1988; grantee University Michigan Rackham Minority Merit fellowship, 1990-1992; Readers Digest scholarship, 1990-1992.


Taliaferro, Theresa Lynn was born on August 18, 1967 in Southfield, Michigan, United States.


Bachelor in political science, University California, 1990. Master of Arts in journalism, University Michigan, 1992.


NABJ scholarship intern WBAL-television, Baltimore, 1988. Undergraduate student intern KPIX-television, San Francisco, 1989—1990. Grad student intern WDIV-television, Detroit, 1991—1992.

Sideline reporter Entertainment and Sports Programming Network at University Michigan, 1991. Morning news anchor/reporter/overnight producer WMC-television, Memphis, 1992—1993. General assignment reporter KOMO-television, Seattle, 1993—1995.

Freelance reporter/newsroom anchor KNTV-television, San Jose, 1995—1996. Weekend anchor/reporter KCBA-television, 1996. Freelance creative consultant Trans World International, 1997.

Subordinate teacher Santa Clara Unified School District, since 2002, Woodside Unified School District, since 2002.


  • Other Work

    • Voice over (instructional video) Federal Express, Memphis, Tennessee, 1993-1994, on-camera talent Dobbs International, Memphis, 1993-1994, Lockheed Missiles & Space Company, Sunnydale, California, 1991. Director: (theatre) Magic To Do Chorus, 2000-2001. Company member Theatre Works, Palo Alto, California, 1977-1986.


Fund raising coordinator/mistress of ceremonies An Evening with Ben Vereen-Mount Zion Ethnic School Save the Children Program Fundraiser, Mount Zion Baptist Church, Seattle, 1995. Mistress of ceremonies Installation Ceremony - 100 Black Women of Silicon Valley, San Jose, 1995. Choir member St. Francis of Assisi, 2001, St. Joseph Cathedral Basilica, 2000.

Music ministry Plymouth United Methodist Church, Detroit, 1999.


  • Other Interests

    Singing, writing, swimming.