Master of Ceremony, TV Personality & Dog Advocate
Tanya Kim is widely recognized as more than just one of Canada’s most familiar television personalities. Raised in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Tanya’s passion extends beyond entertainment and celebrity culture. Classically trained as a pianist and dancer, this Broadcast Journalism graduate started her TV career at MuchMusic. She went on to become the music reporter for CTV’s "The Chatroom" and then the special correspondent for the first two seasons of "Canadian Idol", reporting on music and style.
Tanya’s former role as Co-Anchor at ETALK gave her a slew of exciting opportunities, including hosting red carpets at the Academy Awards, Juno Awards, Grammy Awards, and reporting backstage with the artists at Live 8 Canada. In July 2007, Tanya reported live from London during both the Concert for Diana and Live Earth. In February 2010, Tanya had the opportunity to report from the Vancouver 2012 Olympic Winter Games for CTV as well as for Olympic Morning.
In 2005, TV Guide included Tanya on a list of “Canada’s Top 10 newcomers on the verge of a major breakout.” She also received two Toronto Sun Readers Choice Awards for Entertainment TV Reporter. Additionally, Tanya is credited in the film and television worlds making appearances in "Puppets Who Kill", "Degrassi: The Next Generation", "Instant Star", and "Glitter".
Recognizing the importance of philanthropy, Tanya supports charities that are close to her heart. Tanya is a passionate dog advocate and shares her love and support for animals as an ambassador for the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA). She is also the Honourary Chair for the OSPCA‘s Friends For Life! Walk in Toronto, Ontario, which is a provincial program by the OSPCA designed to raise funds and awareness for the protection and care of all animals in Ontario. In November 2008, she traveled to Zambia as national spokesperson for CARE Canada to help launch their “I Am Powerful”