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October 19th, 2004 - OKCBusiness Staff

Tamara Pratt, 35

weekend anchor for KWTV-TV

Every weekend is a working weekend for Tamara Pratt.


As weekend anchor for KWTV-TV, Pratt, 35, stays busy gathering and reporting the news to her viewers.


During her 11-year tenure, Pratt has been involved in many of the station's most acclaimed news coverage. In 1992, she was part of the station's Emmy award winning coverage of the flooding in Oklahoma City.


In 1995, she helped the station earn more Emmy accolades for its coverage of the 1995 Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building bombing.


Recognition continued with the gavel-to-gavel coverage of the federal bombing trials in Denver in 1996 and 1997. Pratt was recognized by the Oklahoma Highway Patrol in 2000 for her coverage of a crash involving an Oklahoma City police officer and a state trooper. She also was nominated for an Emmy with the Heartland Chapter of the National Television Academy for a series of reports on the Brenda Andrew murder case, which she followed all the way to Mexico.


She serves on the board of the Community Literacy Center and on the marketing committee for the Regional Food Bank of Oklahoma. She is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists and the Heartland Chapter of the National Television Academy.


Pratt said there isn't just one success that stands out in her mind, but she's proud of the fact she's been able to string together a lot of "small successes."


"I guess I'm never completely satisfied," she said. "I'm always working on it. I don't want the next success to be the last success."


Pratt said that although turning 40 isn't a "big deal" for her, it will bring changes.


"I'll be working out the role of motherhood, and I hope to keep making a difference for my community," she said. "I feel like it keeps getting better as I get older, and I hope that continues."


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