CTV news anchor Tamara Taggart named Broadcaster of the Year
The B.C. Association of Broadcasters gave CTV's Tamara Taggart one of its top honours at a ceremony last night in Whistler.
Taggart, who co-anchors CTV News Vancouver with Mike Killeen, was selected as Broadcaster of the Year.
For many years, Taggart was the station's popular weather forecaster before becoming one of the news anchors in 2011.
In 2009, she was the only Canadian chosen to cohost a TV show with Regis Philbin in New York City, interviewing Geraldo Rivera and Renee Zellweger.
The award comes after Taggart went public about her battle with cancer.
In the fall/winter 2013 issue of the BC. Cancer Foundation's magazine, Forward, she revealed that a 10-centimetre tumour had been removed from her small intestine in 2012.
It was a "gastrointestinal stromal tumour", which is "relatively rare", according to the article, striking only 15 out of every million people.
In addition to anchoring the news, the mother of three also writes the Modern Mommy Blog on CTV's B.C. website.