Talhia T. Tuck
Vice President, Communications & Investor Relations
Talhia T. Tuck joined Star Scientific, Inc. in April 2012 as the Company’s Vice President for Communications and Investor Relations. Prior to joining the company, Ms. Tuck was an associate at the law firm, Ropes & Gray, and from 2010-2011, she participated in the Ropes & Gray New Alternatives Program (NAP), as a Fellow at the State’s Attorney’s Office for Montgomery County, Maryland.
Before attending law school, Ms. Tuck spent several years in the television news industry. She entered the broadcast journalism field as a production assistant for MSNBC’s “Hardball with Chris Matthews” and later joined the staff of NBC’s “The Nightly News with Tom Brokaw” as a researcher. In this position, Ms. Tuck assisted with the production of several major news stories, including the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, the Enron, Worldcom, and Adelphia financial scandals, and the 2002 Olympics.
Thereafter, Ms. Tuck returned to her hometown of Washington, DC, when she was hired as an assistant producer to help launch the weekly syndicated program, “The Chris Matthews Show.” Subsequently, Ms. Tuck was hired by the CBS affiliate, WINK-TV, in Fort Myers, Florida, as an on-air TV reporter, where she covered stories such as the historic 2004 hurricane season and the 2004 Presidential election. After working on-air, Ms. Tuck returned to the production side of the news business, where she worked in long-format news as a story-editor for ABC News’s “20/20″ and “Primetime Live” programs in New York. In addition to her experience in broadcast journalism, Ms. Tuck has also worked in the financial sector at Goldman Sachs as a financial analyst and in higher education administration as an admissions officer for Harvard University.
Ms. Tuck graduated with a B.A. from Harvard University, cum laude, and received her J.D. from Harvard Law School. She currently serves as a Class Agent for Harvard Law School and in April 2012 was elected a member of the Harvard Law School Association (HLSA) Council, which is an advisory committee to the Executive Committee and officers of the HLSA. Additionally, Ms. Tuck participates on the Schools and Scholarships Committee for Harvard College through the Harvard Club of Washington, DC, and is an active alumna of the National Cathedral School for Girls.