Journalist, Activist, and Communicator
Tatum Larsen is currently a Southern California-based broadcast journalist and weathercaster at KESQ in Palm Springs. She earned her B.A. in literary journalism at the University of California, Irvine where she served as an editor for the school newspaper, co-hosted a podcast that focused on Black-centered news topics, and a web series that highlighted the lives and accomplishments of Black UCI students, faculty and alumni.
Through her experience with her podcast and web series, Tatum became increasingly more interested in the power of broadcast storytelling. She nurtured this interest by getting her master's degree in journalism from the University of Southern California Annenberg.
Driven by her interest in environmental justice and social change, Tatum is dedicated to producing stories that cover those trying to build towards a better future. For this reason, she is excited to continue her work covering the Piney Woods story made possible by the work of Rural Beacon Initiative.