Tamara Taggart

Tamara Taggart

Tamara Taggart (born May 2, 1968) is a Canadian television presenter. She currently serves as the weekday weather presenter on CIVT-TV ("CTV-9") in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Taggart's career in broadcasting started while she was attending BCIT in Burnaby, British Columbia, where she was enrolled in the Broadcast Communications program. She graduated in 1991 (her class included Vancouver sports broadcaster John Shorthouse). Her early work was in radio and concert promotion. However, in 1997, she landed a recurring role on community calendar spots on CIVT-TV (then known as "Vancouver Television"). From there, she moved on to co-host the breakfast show and then, later, the entertainment spot on the evening news.

In 2001 Taggart moved over to the weather desk, where she has been ever since. During the station's 5pm, 6pm and 11:30pm newscasts, she presents the forecast from CTV's studios as well as various (and numerous) locations around Vancouver, the Lower Mainland and on Vancouver Island.

Taggart also hosts a home renovation show, "Love It or Lose It", on the Home and Garden TV network (HGTV).

Taggart had minor roles in the films AntiTrust, Josie and the Pussycats, and Along Came a Spider and on several television series, including, Robson Arms, Cold Squad, and Touching Evil.

The Georgia Straight Annual Reader’s Poll has named Taggart as Vancouver's "Best TV Weather Person" and "Best TV Personality" in 2002, 2003 and 2004. She was named "Woman of the Year" at the Consumer’s Choice Awards in 2003 and appeared on the cover of TV Week Magazine three times. In 2005 Taggart was nominated for a Leo Award for "Best Host, Lifestyles Series" for "Love It or Lose It".

Taggart was married in February 2006 to Juno award-winning guitarist and record producer Dave Genn, formerly of the Matthew Good Band and currently of the band 54-40.Tamara and her husband Dave had a baby boy in August 2007. His name is Beckett.

External links

* [http://www.ctv9.ca/getbio.jsp?id=/bio/tamara_taggart.htm Bio at CTV News]
* [http://www.careerpathsonline.com/interviews/tamara_taggart/index.cfm Career Paths Online]
* [http://www3.telus.net/jonman/tamarataggart.htm Tamara Tribute Page]
* [http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0846526/ IMDB profile]

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