Tara Y. Coyt
Tara Coyt is an award-winning marketing strategist and writer. She has developed marketing and advertising campaigns for McDonalds, Sony, Porsche, General Mills, HBO, Showtime, NBCUniversal, Warner Bros, Lucasfilm, 20th Century Fox, Disney, UNCF and a host of other companies.
Coyt’s writing credentials include ghost writing, Time Served: My Days and Nights on Death Row Records and Your Passport to Reinventing You, written for NBA All Star, Sidney Moncrief. She is currently consulting on a photographic memoir for NBA All Star Joe Barry Carroll and has been published in numerous magazines and newspapers.
Coyt’s five-year tenure as the host and guest interviewer for “Newsmakers Live!” featured guests like Joseph Lowery, Jesse Jackson, Roy Ayers, the 2009 Atlanta Mayoral candidates, and the Real Housewives of Atlanta.
Her community involvement has included serving on boards for the Atlanta-Rio Sister Cities Foundation, the Atlanta Technical College Foundation, and the Atlanta Writers Club.
She is a Walter Kaitz Foundation Fellow and earned an MBA from Ohio State University and a B.S. in Natural Sciences from Xavier University of Ohio.