Taryn Vanderford co-anchors “First at Four” Monday through Friday with her husband, Jon Vanderford.
Taryn Vanderford co-anchors “First at Four” Monday through Friday with her husband, Jon Vanderford. This show is a welcoming mix of the day's top stories, interviews that matter to you, and fun features. Taryn’s been with the station since February of 2010 when she teamed up with Jon to co-anchor the 10/11 morning show.
Twice a week on “First at Four”, you’ll see “House Works” and “Solutions in Seconds” segments that Taryn produces and hosts. These stories help you make homemaking hip! You can also see Taryn's reports on MomsEveryday.com where Taryn writes a blog on her “mom life.” And tune in at 8:55 a.m. each weekday for Taryn’s “MomsEveryday” interviews.
A farm girl from Pender, Nebraska, Taryn attended a country school. She uses that rural upbringing to find “Pure Nebraska” stories. Look for this half hour program every Tuesday on MyTV at 12:30 and 6:30 p.m. and on 10/11 Sunday mornings at 7:30 a.m.
For seven years, Taryn and Jon lived in Knoxville, Tennessee where Taryn worked as a producer, writer and researcher for the following national shows: A&E's "America's Castles", HGTV's "Country at Home", "Country Style" and "Restore America", and the DIY Network's "Weekend Decorating" and "DIY Basics." Taryn and her team were pleased to win a Telly Award for their work on the HGTV show "Country Style." A highlight for Taryn included field producing a segment with her family here in Nebraska for the TV special "Thanksgiving Across America" on the Food Network.
During her career, Taryn has been a radio announcer for country stations WIVK and WOKI in Knoxville and for KFOR, 96KX and KFRX in Lincoln. She also served as an adjunct journalism professor at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.
Taryn graduated with highest distinction from the University of Nebraska with a Bachelor's Degree in Broadcast Journalism. In college, she played saxophone in the Cornhusker Marching Band…where she met Jon.
Taryn and Jon enjoy being involved with the community and frequently serve as the master of ceremonies at Lincoln area charity events. Taryn loves being a mom to their two kids, Jacob and Olivia.
I have always prided myself on having good penmanship. But in a busy world filled with technology, I feel my cursive standards aren't what they used to be. My letters are now a combination of cursive and printing. So that got me thinking...what's the future of cursive? Read More
Teeth are dropping out at an amazing rate at the Vanderford house. I think the tooth fairy delivered two to three dollars in the last couple of weeks. But who’s depositing the money under those fluffy pillows? Read More
It was a big week. And change can be hard. My son entered middle school. Read More
Seventeen years ago I said “I do” to Jon Vanderford. I started dating this curly-haired guy from Cass County, Nebraska about five years prior. You could say we played beautiful music together and marched to the same beat. We were Cornhusker Marching Band members who met on the field. Read More
On Mother's Day, you just have to send a card. But sometimes, standing in the card aisle can be overwhelming. This year I lucked out! I found exactly what I wanted to say, and in a short amount of time. Read More
Sometimes it’s nice to getaway. And sometimes you want to getaway with the girls. That’s just what we did last fall. Read More
Okay, so medicine can be a little gross; however, it’s often the difference between feeling awful and feeling awesome again. But try telling that to a kid. Read More
He's back! Our Elf on the Shelf returned on Saturday, December 1st to the delight of our kids. And it didn't take long for him to get into mischief! Read More
You know, Thanksgiving isn't complicated. It's as simple as 1, 2, 3... faith, family, and food. It's a time to enjoy one another and count your many blessings. Read More
It’s how we got around the city. That and on foot. The taxi was my mom’s first taste of New York City. Read More