Saratoga Springs, New York
Tawny attended Skidmore College in New York and the University of Southern California where she studied linguistics and journalism. After her year of service as Miss America, Tawny began an industrious broadcasting career. In 1977 she became a general assignment reporter at KABC-TV. She has co-hosted a number of popular television shows including "AM Los Angeles", "Eye on LA", "Hollywood Close-up" and "The Love Report." Tawny was also a guest host on the national television program, "Good Morning America" with David Hartman. Tawny is known to her viewing audiences as Tawny Little. She is currently co-anchoring the UPN/13 nightly news in Los Angeles at 7:30 and 10:00 p.m. During her two decades as a high profile news broadcaster, Tawny has established a unique connection with her audience through understanding and addressing their informational needs. Still a Miss America supporter, Tawny has emceed and judged several Miss America preliminary competitions. Tawny is a mother of three who enjoys spending her spare time with her sons, reading, cooking and playing the piano.