Tara Gray

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Tara Tucker
Beauty pageant titleholder
Born Tara Tucker
Birmingham, Alabama, U.S.
Hair color Auburn
Eye color Brown
Title(s) Miss Alabama Teen USA 1997
Miss Alabama USA 2002
Miss Teen USA 1997
Miss USA 2002

Tara Gray (née Tucker) is a TV host, writer and producer, as well as a former beauty queen who has competed in the Miss Teen USA and Miss USA pageants. She has worked as a local journalist, reporter and entertainment presenter, as well as a national TV host and reporter. Gray and Brook Roberts star in the reality television series The Good Buy Girls on TLC.[1]


Gray won the Miss Alabama Teen USA 1997 title in 1996 and went on to represent Alabama in the Miss Teen USA 1997 competition. In 2000, she competed in the Miss Alabama USA pageant for the first time and placed first runner-up to Laura Hoffman. She returned the following year and won Miss Alabama USA 2002, becoming the third Miss Alabama Teen USA to win the Miss title. Gray competed in the Miss USA 2002 pageant in March 2002, and made the top 12. She placed seventh in swimsuit during the final competition and 10th in evening gown, placing ninth overall.


Gray got her first job in television as a producer for FOX6, WBRC in Birmingham in 2000. In 2002 she was hired as the on-air spokesperson for WABM-TV UPN68 and later became known as "The Face of MY68." While working for WABM, Tara also worked for Metro Networks/Westwood One, where she provided daily local news reports to a number of radio stations throughout Alabama. She also worked as a traffic reporter for Fox6 News’ Daybreak and Good Day Alabama, and as a traffic and news reporter for Cox Radio stations, 95.7 JAMZ, 98.7 KISS FM, and Heaven 610 WAGG.

She anchored MY68's entertainment news segment, "Tara Talk" and "Tara's Takes", and had her own feature segment as an entertainment reporter for CW21 News at Nine before moving to Los Angeles to work as a TV host. She has worked as on-air talent for GemsTV, KDOC-TV Los Angeles, and own her own production company, salesRUSH. The company produces content for TV stations, and reality TV shows, and includes media buying, publication and internet divisions.


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Preceded by
Luann Roberts
Miss Alabama Teen USA
Succeeded by
Heather Baugh
Preceded by
Laura Hoffman
Miss Alabama USA
Succeeded by
Michelle Arnette