Tara Gatewood

Tara Gatewood (Isleta Pueblo/Diné) is the Host and Producer of Koahnic Broadcast Corporation's nationally syndicated radio call-in show Native America Calling where she leads thought-provoking conversations with invited guests and callers that highlight issues specific to Indigenous nations like health care, culture, politics, pop culture and justice. Tara joined NAC in 2005 as an associate producer and later moved into the host position. She is also the voice of Indigenous Foundation which is a music and public affairs program heard on Santa Fe New Mexico’s KSFR 101.1 FM each Saturday since 2009. Tara is also the Northern New Mexico Program Coordinator for the New Mexico Local News Fund. Beyond radio broadcasting, her palette of story sharing also includes working in South Dakota, Minnesota and Massachusetts. Tara reported and photographed for several news organizations and her past works can be found in the Boston Globe, Aberdeen American News, St. Paul Pioneer Press, Native Peoples Magazine and Native American Art Magazine. She also served on the board of directors of UNITY: Journalists for Diversity. She has received several awards from the Native American Journalist Association for her work. And most recently she was chosen by the Association for Women in Communications to receive the 2021 International Matrix Award. Tara was also chosen to be an AIR 2020 New Voices Scholar. She is also a recipient of the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture 2020 Media Trailblazers award sponsored by the Native American Advised Fund of the Santa Fe Community Foundation, Native Women Lead, and Indigenous Goddess Gang. Tara is also an International Women’s Media Foundation 2020 Lauren Brown Fellow and was featured in IWMF’s “19 Women Changing Journalism in 2019” spotlight. In 2019 she was also an inaugural IWMF Gwen Ifill Fellow. She was also named one of the 2015 National Center for American Enterprise Development “Native American 40 Under 40” Award winners.