Spotsylvania County Public Schools Hires Veteran News Correspondent for Top Communications Post

Spotsylvania County Public Schools is pleased to announce it has hired Tara Mergener as the new Director of Communications and Community Engagement.

Tara is an award-winning journalist and expert storyteller who spent the majority of her career as a correspondent in Washington, D.C. She worked at CBN News as a Senior Washington Correspondent, CBS Newspath, reporting for all CBS platforms, including CBS News and CBS affiliates throughout the nation. Tara also reported at CNN, Hearst’s Washington, D.C. Bureau, and was a contributor on Full Court Press with Greta Van Susteren.

Tara has won dozens of awards for her investigative and political reporting, including Headliner Foundation’s Best Reporter in Texas, national and regional Edward R. Murrow awards, Texas Associated Press Broadcasters awards, and an Emmy. She has traveled the country covering some of the biggest stories of our generation.

In addition to national reporting, Tara was a primary anchor in Texas for several years, anchoring three dominant number-one evening newscasts and leading the station’s investigative, political and national reporting.

“Spotsylvania County Public Schools is fortunate to have attracted Tara Mergener to serve as our new Director of Communications and Community Engagement,” said SCPS Superintendent Mark Taylor. “Her talents, skills, and years of experience in journalism will be put to very good use here. I look forward to working with Tara.”

Mergener is looking forward to starting in her new role on February 1st.

“My family has enjoyed visiting this beautiful area over the years,” said Mergener. “I am honored to join the community as the Spotsylvania County Public Schools Director of Community Engagement. I look forward to putting my leadership, communication, and journalism skills to work alongside a team committed to blazing new trails that will empower parents and help students reach new educational heights.”