NBC33 welcomes Tammi Arender

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POSTED: Tuesday, July 6, 2010 - 11:27am

UPDATED: Saturday, February 5, 2011 - 10:02pm

Tammi Arender has deep roots in Louisiana. She was raised on a soybean/cotton farm in Madison Parish in Northeast Louisiana. But she fell in love with Baton Rouge and south Louisiana when she first moved here in 1989. She did leave Louisiana for a while to follow her dream of doing entertainment reporting for national shows such as “Entertainment Tonight”, “Access Hollywood” and The Nashville Network. She also worked at the Shop At Home Network in Nashville and continues to do freelance reporting for Tennessee Public Broadcasting’s “Tennessee Crossroads” program. She’s anchored the news in Nashville, Baton Rouge, Little Rock and Monroe. She was brought back to south Louisiana to cover the serial killer trial of Derrick Todd Lee.

Tammi’s reporting skills have won her Associated Press awards as well as being cast in several movies as a reporter. Since her first small speaking role in the movie remake of her favorite childhood show “The Dukes of Hazzard”, Tammi has been cast in “Enemies Among Us”, “Alabama Moon”, “Private Valentine: Blonde and Dangerous”, “Flag of My Father” and “Jeff Who Lives at Home,” just to name a few.

Tammi also voicetracks a radio show for Salem Music Network out of Nashville, TN. She can be heard in more than 100 markets on Christian stations.  Tammi also hosts a motorcycle travel show called “LaRider.”

Most recently, Tammi served as the Press Secretary for Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell, a statewide elected official.

Tammi also has an exciting life outside of the TV/Film/Radio industry. Tammi is an accomplished horsewoman. She has ridden competitively in barrels, western pleasure and cutting horses.  She also loves Harley Davidsons. She’s owned 6 of them and is currently shopping for her next one! Tammi can also handle a weapon. She successfully completed S.W.A.T. team training with the Nashville Police Department, the first woman to ever do so.

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We met on the set of 'Justice For Natalie' and she is one of the nicest TV personalities I have ever met. Very down-to -earth.. It was a pleasure.
Andrea Cahill

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