Tamala Edwards
Tamala Edwards joined 6abc in January of 2005. She is the weekday co-anchor of Action News Mornings and is a regular co-host of Inside Story, conducting probing interviews with newsmakers like Governor Tom Corbett, Senator Bob Casey, Mayor Michael Nutter and others, as well as moderating many election debates.

Prior to joining 6abc, Tamala Edwards was the anchor of ABC's World News Now, and World News This Morning. Prior to joining World News Now, she was an ABC News correspondent based in the network's Washington, D.C., bureau covering education, religion and culture for World News Tonight and other ABC News programs. She was an embedded reporter during the Iraq War, moving with the Air Force from Kuwait to Nasiriyah, Iraq. She joined ABC News as a White House correspondent in August 2001.


Before coming to ABC, Edwards was a staff writer at TIME Magazine. During the 2000 presidential election, she covered Vice President Al Gore's campaign and former New Jersey Senator Bill Bradley's campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination. She was a panelist in the Apollo Theatre debate in New York between Gore and Bradley, and Edwards also participated in MTV's "Choose or Lose" broadcasts.

Ms. Edwards previously served as a correspondent in the Washington bureau of Time from 1995-1997, where she covered Bob Dole's presidential campaign politics, society, and breaking news. Before coming to Washington in 1995, she worked for two years as a Time reporter in New York covering international news.

Ms. Edwards has written on a diverse number of topics including the cover story, "Who Needs a Husband?" on the changing dynamics surrounding love and marriage. She has also written about House and Senate races, the Reform Party, the fight over school funding in Vermont, and other highly charged political issues. She has covered the business boom of college preparation, the growing importance of women in philanthropy, the Supreme Court case of student-to-student sexual harassment and the public debate over books on topics like modesty, race and mental illness. She has written dispatches from the presidential campaign trail and articles on the passage of the historic balanced budget and tax-cut bill, the stripping of home rule from the District of Columbia, and an account of former Chinese first lady Madame Chang's return to Washington.


While in New York at Time International from 1993-1995, she covered global issues from the reclamation of an ancient Jewish text in Bosnia to the international expansion of MTV News to an international art-world ruckus over a group of Canadian prehistoric figurines.

The Education Writers Association awarded Ms. Edwards first prize for her contribution to Time's 1999 cover story, "What Makes a Good School." In its August 2000 issue, Vogue magazine named her a journalist for "The Next Establishment," and in November 2000, she was featured in Folio magazine's "30 Under 30" list.

Born in Georgia and raised in Texas, Edwards graduated from Stanford University with an honors Bachelor of Arts degree in international relations. Tamala and her husband are the proud parents of two sons.

Tamala's Stories
Solebury Township couple, George and Ellen Anthonisen, are partners in both life and art
This week, we introduce you to a local sculptor who has lived and worked in Bucks County for more than half a century. He and his wife are partners in both life and art.
Older adults shine on stage in Philadelphia Corporation for Aging's 'Carousel of Talent' show
Keeping seniors active and engaged is important both physically and mentally and that's why Philadelphia Corporation for Aging decided to hold a talent show, giving older adults an opportunity to shine.
WWII veteran Bernie Friedenberg's daughter remembers dad at new war memorial in Atlantic City
There's a new World War II memorial in Atlantic City named for longtime resident Bernie Friedenberg, but dedicated to all who served in that war.
LGBTQ+ advocates work together to help communities of color through COLOURS Organization
Pride month may be coming to a close, but there are many organizations throughout the city that help the LGBTQ+ community all year long.
Philadelphia Corporation for Aging holds informational event to protect seniors from scams and fraud
Scams and fraud can affect anyone, but the senior community can be especially vulnerable, so Philadelphia Corporation for Aging hosted an event to shine a light on this issue.
Family-run Romano's Pizzeria in Essington, famous for its stromboli, celebrating 80 delicious years
A father and son are celebrating 80 delicious years of their family business in Delaware County, where legend holds, the Stromboli was invented.
Family-owned Weinrich's Bakery makes sweet treats to cover any special occasion
June is a month of celebrations, from graduations to weddings. And if you're looking for a cake or just have a hankering for a sweet treat, there's a longtime family-owned bakery in Montgomery County that has you covered.
Breast cancer survivors train together on 'Against the Wind' for Independence Dragon Boat Regatta
The 17th annual Independence Dragon Boat Regatta is happening Saturday on the Schuylkill River in Fairmount Park, and a member of one of the crews competing tis showing us what it's really like being on the water.
Director of ACES Veterans Museum in Northwest Philadelphia ensuring all vets are remembered
Many around the region will be paying respect to veterans this Memorial Day weekend, but the director of a museum on Germantown Avenue who's making sure all veterans are remembered always.
Philadelphia Corporation for Aging's annual older adult art exhibition on view through May
May is Older Americans Month and to highlight them, Philadelphia Corporation for Aging is featuring works created by older adults in their annual art exhibition. It's on view now, both in person and online.