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A resident of NYC since 2007, Zack Tawatari left The Big Apple behind to return to his roots in Southern California. Zack was born and raised in Orange County, so joining the Spectrum News 1 team to cover the area where he grew up is a dream come true.

Zack is a New York Press Club Award winner for his series “Tommy John: Career Saves Leader,” which he created completely from scratch. The series allowed Zack to combine his passions for baseball, creativity, and his career into one. For Zack, this story brought his life full circle and is still one of his most rewarding to date.

Returning home to SoCal has more perks than one can count. But out of the many, being close to family is number one for Zack. Access to In-N-Out is a close second! When Zack’s not at work, you can find him playing baseball or strolling through downtown Laguna Beach.