She held assignments as news anchor, host, and assignment journalist for local TV stations in Texas. She hosted 3TV's flagship morning show Good Morning! Arizona on Channel 3, KTVK, in Phoenix from 1997 through September 27, 2011.
Tara Hitchcock lived in the Phoenix suburb of Ahwatukee Foothills, prior to her marriage to Kenn Francis. Hitchcock now resides in Scottsdale with Francis and his children from a previous relationship.
On October 31, 2013 she started a Thursday morning segment on KPHO's CBS 5 News at 6AM called "Tara's Reel Travels" where she interviews cast members of an upcoming movie.