Tamani is an Emmy-nominated television anchor, host, reporter, and producer with more than 10 years of experience in broadcast journalism. She started her broadcast career in New York City as an entertainment reporter covering movie premieres and conducting celebrity interviews for a video streaming company, YO New York. While there created her own successful “Steals and Deals” segment. Tamani transitioned into local news working as a freelance reporter at Spectrum News’ sister station, NY1 News. In 2009, she helped launch FiOs1 News on Long Island and in New Jersey as their breaking news reporter and fill-in anchor. She also helped launch their weekly business news magazine show.
Tamani happily returned to NY1 in 2013 as an anchor/reporter before moving to Albany to join the upstate Spectrum News team. You can catch her weekend mornings on the anchor desk. She also has a regular restaurant segment, “On The Menu” that airs on Thursdays. Tamani is also the producer and host of “Weekend Buzz” the show that lets people know what events are happening around the Capital Region on the weekends.
In her spare time, Tamani loves working out, enjoying outdoor activities or being in the water. Watching Scandal is her absolute weakness so no phone calls or breaking news on Thursday nights at 9, please. She loves animals and has a soft spot for puppies, kittens and horses. Tamani also has a soft spot for cheesy 80s pop music which she often sings around the newsroom. Don’t laugh because you know those songs are catchy! One of her greatest joys is teaching as an adjunct professor helping to shape the next generation of journalists!
Tamani has been nominated for a New York Emmy for best News Magazine Show. Staying true to her theater roots, she won a Telly Award for her story on Broadway’s “How The Grinch Stole Christmas: The Musical.” A Delaware native, she graduated from the University of Delaware -- Go Blue Hens! and earned her master’s degree from Long Island University. Tamani is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. She loves meeting viewers so feel free to say hi when she’s out and about.