Talia joined the NewsChannel 5 team in January of 2011 as a General Assignment Reporter. She typically reports on crime and corruption, community events, and natural disasters. Talia contributed to the extensive coverage of the tornados that tore through Hazelwood, Missouri and most recently St. Charles, Missouri. She also covered the "Good Friday Tornado" that destroyed parts of Lambert St. Louis International Airport. Given her economic background, she also has a passion for reporting business news. Talia shoots video and edits most of her own stories for NewsChannel 5.
Talia comes to the "Show Me" state from Albany, New York where she was a General Assignment Reporter for Fox23 News. Prior to that, she worked in Casper, Wyoming as a morning anchor, producer, and reporter. It was there that Talia got experience shooting, editing, producing, and writing an hour-and-a-half newscast and specific stories. Talia reported on breaking news, features, crime and the courts, and the economy. Talia produced, wrote, and reported a popular series called "Wyoming's Economy Survival Guide," a consumer report that showcased money saving tips.
Before then, Talia got experience in the industry in New York City by working behind the scenes at MSNBC and at WABC-TV, Channel 7, "Eyewitness News". It was through these experiences that she realized journalism is her true passion. She enjoys being in the midst of all the action, interacting with people, and getting to the crux of an issue, exposing it, and then informing the public.
Talia, who was born and raised in New York City, is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of New York University. She graduated with honors with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and Economics. She spent her college years preparing for her future career, by reporting and anchoring for her college-owned television station—"NYU Tonight". Talia also had the opportunity to be a reporter on an NYU project that CNBC anchor Maria Bartiromo, who is also an NYU alum, anchored.
In her free time, Talia enjoys spending time with her family and friends, fitness, traveling, reading, and dancing. Growing up Talia trained at the prestigious "Broadway Dance Center" and "Steps on Broadway." She is trained in ballet, tap, jazz, and hip-hop. She credits her performing experience as preparation for her career reporting in front of a camera.
Talia also enjoys meeting new people and getting involved in her local community through community service projects. She is involved in the Megan Meier Foundation, a foundation dedicated to eradicating bullying, a cause that is close to her heart. She is also involved with the "'I'm A Survivor' Foundation" that raises cancer awareness. Talia also regularly speaks to students in the St. Louis region's DARE program.