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 (specializing in TV) graduate started her TV career at Much Music. She went on to become the music reporter for CTV’s The Chatroom and then became the special correspondent for the first two seasons of Canadian Idol, reporting on music and style.
Tanya’s role as Co-Anchor at ETALK has given 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’s 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. She travelled to Zambia in November 2008 as national spokesperson for CARE Canada to help launch their “I Am Powerful” initiative. In 2009, Tanya returned returned as Co-Host of Free The Children’s WE Day youth empowerment events in Toronto and Vancouver. 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. The Friends For Life! Walk is a provincial program by the OSPCA designed to raise funds and awareness for the protection and care of all animals in Ontario.
In 2011, Tanya’s hometown of Sault Ste. Marie recognized her for Outstanding Achievement, giving her a permanent place on the city’s Walk of Fame.
Tanya counts her family, friends, and loyal fans as sources of inspiration – “I am grateful for their love, support, and positivity. Without them, I wouldn’t be who I am today.”
On September 10, 2015, Tanya joined Rogers as Entertainment Host just in time to interview the most buzz-worthy stars during the 40th Annual Toronto International Film Festival. She became the new face of “Entertainment City” and “Rogers Your World This Week”.
These days, Tanya is on her journey to the next chapter in life. She looks forward to seeing what the future holds!