Carole Tarrant joined The Roanoke Times in 2005 and became editor in 2007. During her tenure, the paper and its website, roanoke.com, have won a number of national awards for photojournalism, breaking news, enterprise and multimedia reporting. The Scripps Howard Foundation, Pictures of the Year International, Editor & Publisher magazine and the Online News Association are among the organizations recognizing this work.
Tarrant is on the national board of the Associated Press Managing Editors and a member of the Journalism and Women Symposium (JAWS). A Philadelphia native, she previously worked at newspapers in North Dakota, Florida and Alabama. She lives in Salem and is mother to a 9-year-old son.