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 career at Much Music. She went on to become the music reporter for CTV’s “The Chatroom” as well as the Special Correspondent for the first two seasons of “Canadian Idol”, reporting on music and style.
Tanya’s role as 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 on entertainment news from the “Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games” for CTV as well as for “Olympic Morning”.
In 2005, TV Guide ranked Tanya second in a list of “Canada’s Top 10 Newcomers on the verge of a major breakout.” She has also received two Toronto Sun Readers’ Choice Awards for Entertainment TV Reporter. Additionally, Tanya has been credited in the film and television world 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 shares her love of music with Canada’s youth through her role at MusiCounts, an organization that provides instruments to schools across the country. She travelled to Zambia in November 2008 as National Spokesperson for CARE Canada to help launch their “I Am Powerful” initiative, and was also a Director of Blessings In A Backpack, a charitable organization headed by Hilary Duff that provides meals for school-aged children in Canada and the US. In 2009, Tanya, along with Ben Mulroney, returned as hosts of Free The Children’s “We Day” youth empowerment events in Toronto and Vancouver. She also shares her love for animals by supporting the Ontario Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (OSPCA) and is the Honourary Chair for the OSPCA‘s “Friends For Life! Walk-A-Thon”, a provincial program designed to raise funds and awareness for the protection and care of all animals in Ontario.
In 2011, Tanya was recognized for Outstanding Achievement in her hometown of Sault Ste. Marie, and now has a permanent star on the city’s “Walk of Fame”. Tanya counts her family, friends and fans as sources of inspiration – “I am grateful for their love, support and positivity. Without them, I would not be who I am today.”
In August of 2015, Tanya joined ROGERS just in time to interview the most buzz-worthy stars at the 40th annual Toronto International Film Festival and is Host of “Entertainment City” and “Your World This Week” on Rogers Digital Channel 1.