Talya Faggart joined the KWQC News Team as a multimedia journalist in February of 2020. Before coming to the Quad Cities, she interned for CNN’s Southeast News Bureau in Atlanta. During her time there, she contributed to national digital stories in the southeast region and followed criminal court cases.
Originally from Yorktown, Virginia, Talya graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with a B.S. in Broadcast Journalism in May of 2019. While there, she interned at CBS 6 in Richmond and anchored, produced and reported for VCU Insight, a student-run newscast that aired on the local PBS. She walked away with a SPJ Mark of Excellence regional award and was a national finalist.
When Talya is not working, she likes to try new restaurants, go on adventures when the weather is nice and look for new shows to binge watch.
Talya is excited to call the Quad Cities home, meet new people and explore what the area has to offer.
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“Suddenly our counselors are experiencing some of the same crises that callers and chat visitors are.”
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