Tara Brown, the 60 minutes icon, has opened up about being an international journalist, and mother of two.

Tara Brown, the 47 year old mother of two, and star of 60 minutes, has told the Womans Weekly about life on the road as a journalist and a mum.

She said that her role requires her to be on the road for over 6 months of the year, sometimes at a moments notice.

Her sons Tom, 4 and Jack, 6 will always let her know how they feel about her leaving.

“They are very vocal about my leaving, and it can be really hard to walk away from the that. But then other times they don’t even raise an eyebrow, maybe it’s because i bribe them with presents… I’m terrible”

Even though there is a juggle between her two worlds, Tara wouldn’t have it any other way.

” I’d be lying if I said I hated the travel. I’m sad to be saying goodbye to my boys, but i’m still excited by the adventure of this job”

I bribe them with presents… I’m terrible

“It would be so much easier if i had a nine to five job, but i love the swings and roundabouts of this life. I do a lot of swimming lessons and birthday drop offs when i am home though”

Tara has been to many war zones, including Syria, very different from life raising two boys. Despite her two very different worlds, Tara is grateful for both of them being in her life.


“I can’t tell you how grateful I am for the two boys to jump up into my bed, or my friends who stick by me after long periods of not hearing from me”

Do you think you could cope with being away from your family for over 6 months of the year? If you are, tell us all about it below!


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  • At least she is doing something she loves.
    I don’t know if I could be Away from my kids for 6 months or so but I guess you only have one chance at life to do what makes you happy.


  • I wouldn’t be able to if my kids were that vocal


  • she is on tv


  • Very interesting! Thank you for sharing this article!


  • 60 minutes top show


  • I don’t think so. Great job, great to travel so much for work, but I’ld get too homesick :( I’m such a sook!


  • tara brown was on 60 minutes


  • Tara brown has been at 60 minutes for quite a while now and safe to say she has a handle on it all. I could never leave my babies like that but whatever makes you happy!


  • Tough gig for her but she has do somethings for herself as well as bea good mother.


  • She sounds like a very nice and down to earth woman


  • I would find this terribly hard, although I understand why she does it.


  • yeah very tough being away from the kids


  • I hate going away from them for even a day let alone 6 months….but to see the world would be amazing.


  • Lke it


  • I definitely could not do that amount of time away from family. Nor would I want to. For me the feeling of missing out would be too much. Not that’s it’s a bad thing, but I do wonder how she handles that. Good on her.


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