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Tamara Taggart, Co-Anchor, CTV NEWS AT SIX


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October 27, 2015
11:15 am - 2:00 pm

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Join Women of Influence as we showcase North America’s most accomplished and influential women who share their stories of professional success and personal triumph on their rise to the top. Since 1994, the series has shared the dreams, accomplishments and challenges of high profile women in business, government, sciences and the arts. Our highly regarded speakers provide proven advice and inspiration in an environment that promotes networking, learning and growing. This national flagship event is hosted in six cities across Canada and inspires 8,000+ aspiring women leaders each year.

Event Agenda:

  • 11:15-12:00pm                General Reception
  • 12:00-2:00pm                   Luncheon

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Tamara Taggart anchors CTV News at Six weeknights with Mike Killeen. As a veteran broadcaster, a third generation Vancouverite and busy working mother, Tamara comes to the anchor chair with a lot of experience, passion and a deep understanding of what matters to Metro Vancouver residents. Recent highlights of her long television career include co-hosting CTV’s widely-praised coverage of the 2013 Provincial Election and the 2011 Stanley Cup Riot. In the field, Tamara reports on a range of important issues, from women with HIV to rare diseases affecting children.

Tamara’s commitment to our community goes beyond her work on the air. She’s proud to be the Chair of the BC Women’s Hospital “Hope Starts Here” campaign, helping to raise $17 million dollars for a new Newborn Intensive Care Unit at BC Women’s Hospital. Tamara is proud to Chair the BC Cancer Foundation’s Inspiration Gala, the 2014 gala raised a record 5-million dollars for POG (personalized onco-genomics). The 2015 Inspiration Gala is set to raise 4-million dollars for Immunotherapy.  She also sits on the boards at The Kettle Friendship Society, the Pacific Parkland Foundation and The Children’s Wish Foundation of Canada. Tamara is also a big supporter of the Developmental Disabilities Association and the BC Centre for Ability. Tamara is a founding board member of the Rare Disease Foundation.

Tamara has been with CTV British Columbia since 1997, including stints as co-host of Vancouver Breakfast as well as the weathercaster for CTV News at Five, CTV News at Six and CTV News at 11:30. In 2009, Tamara spent a memorable morning filling in as the co-host of Live! With Regis and Kelly in New York City.

In June of 2015, Tamara received the Order of BC for her volunteer work supporting health care and the well-being of children and people with disabilities in British Columbia. The Order of BC is the province’s highest honour, recognizing people whose positive impact is felt throughout British Columbia.

Tamara is the recipient of many broadcasting awards, in 2014 the BC Association of Broadcasters awarded Tamara with Broadcaster of the Year. Other awards include; Best Local TV Anchors (with anchor Mike Killeen), Best Local TV Weather Person and Best Local TV Personality from The Georgia Straight “Best of Vancouver” annual readers’ choice poll. The WE readers’ poll voted Tamara Best Weathercaster and Favourite Television Personality. She was honoured as the “Woman of the Year” at the Consumer’s Choice Awards and The TV Week readers’ choice awards has named Tamara their Favourite TV Personality, Favourite Weather Personality and Favourite TV Special Features Reporter.

Tamara and her husband David Genn have three children – son Beckett and daughters Zoë and Poppy. In her spare time, Tamara enjoys gardening, interior design, hosting parties and playing outside with her family. Tamara’s growing family has provided lots of great content for her blog (tamarataggart.com).