Born and raised in Central New York, Tammy Palmer fondly remembers sledding through snowy winters on the back of her parents’ snowmobile and walking down Salina Street for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade. Sharing delight in these childhood memories, Tammy has a special appreciation for the area’s unique traditions and illustrious past. However, Tammy’s story in Central New York began long before her childhood days, dating back to the area’s very beginnings after the Revolutionary War. Generations of Palmers grew up throughout Upstate New York, after being among the first to help settle the town of Lysander in Central New York. Feeling a deep sense of pride in her family’s involvement in Central New York’s earliest days, Tammy sees the area as more than just her home, but as the fabric of her family.
Winner of the Edward R. Murrow Award and numerous Syracuse Press Club Awards for her investigative work, Tammy has dedicated her career to the improvement of those problems that are most pervasive in Central New York’s communities. Driven by the desire to help provide solutions, Tammy has covered many of the area’s most notable stories, such as the long-lasting impact of 9/11, the heroin epidemic, and the mass shootings at the American Civic Association. Personal to Tammy’s work is her mission to raise awareness for ulcerative colitis, a disease she was diagnosed with in her early twenties. Named the Adult Honored Hero for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation in 2018, Tammy continues to be an advocate for the community.
In her free time, Tammy enjoys spending time with her friends. While she loves meeting for coffee and seeing live shows, Tammy’s favorite activity is their time spent together scrapbooking. One thing is for certain – you certainly won’t find this Oswego County native complaining about the weather! Calling Central New York resilient, beautiful, and peaceful, Tammy tenaciously braves the area’s famously cold winters, while looking forward to autumn’s cool and colorful views.