Tamara Taggart Husband, Cancer, Salary, Net Worth

By Kishor Shahi | Published On: 03 Dec, 2018
Tamara Taggart Husband, Cancer, Salary, Net Worth

The base for a strong relationship is "Trust" and once you earn trust from your partner; the bond becomes unbreakable. TV Presenter Tamara Taggart relishes the same unbreakable bond with her husband.

The 50 years old TV presenter, who has been equally successful in her professional life, has attained magnum height. The mainstay at CIVT-TV had anchored CTV News at Six and had played a pivotal role to make the show famous.

Married Life With Guitarist Husband

The Canadian TV presenter relishes a happy married life with the Juno award-winning guitarist and record producer, Dave Genn.

The couple first met in 1999, and after then they took their relationship o the new level. After savoring the connection for about seven years, the duo tied their wedding knots on 4 February 2006. Twelve years after, they have managed to keep the freshness and love factor alive in their married life.

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Not only that, they have welcomed three children namely; Beckett (2007), Joe (2008), and Poppy (2010). 

Tamara Taggart with her husband, Dave Genn in 2006 (Photo: Tamara's Instagram)

As of now, Tamara enjoys the mesmerizing life with her husband and kids, who are the moon to her night. She is a possessive mother and doesn't fancy sharing picture of her children and family on her social media.

Defeats Cancer After Delayed Treatment

Tamara Taggart, age 50, had a rare gastrointestinal stromal tumor called GIST which grew inside her for more than two years. Tamara was initially diagnosed with kidney stones after she was misdiagnosed by a radiologist.

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However, after finally realizing it was a rare form of cancer, she went through $6000 worth of medication on a daily basis. The cost of the medication was covered by the BC Cancer Agency. In 2011, she became cancer-free after taking a revolutionary drug, which has been influential in treating cancer patients.

Tamara's Net Worth Falls After The Sudden Departure From CTV

Tamara Taggart accumulates her net worth from the professional career as a Canadian TV presenter. As per PayScale, an average salary of the Canadian TV presenter is C$60,000 per year which is equal to $45574.80 US dollars. Her career span of over a decade as a presenter reflects a picture of her fortunes.

Tamara began her career in media and networking from the Broadcast Communications program. She also had the recurring role on community calendar spots on CIVT-TV. Tamara presented the forecast from CTV's studios as well as various (and numerous) locations around Vancouver, the Lower Mainland and on Vancouver Island. Then she joined the weather desk in 2001 and served up to nine years till 2010.

She had served as the weekday anchor of CTV News at Six alongside Mike Killeen on CIVT-TV for seven years since December 2010. However, in 2018, she and Mike Killeen were fired by CTV, and no reasons were supplied for their sudden departure. However, Tamara revealed that she had an open-end contract with the network so that she got fired all of sudden but CTV announced that the TV presenter was fired due to the restructuring. 

Following her bright career, she received several awards including Vancouver's "Best TV Weather Person" and "Best TV Personality" in 2002, 2003 and 2004 respectively. She was also entitled "Woman of the Year" at the Consumer’s Choice Awards in 2003 and also received the Leo Award for "Best Host, Lifestyles Series" for Love It or Lose It

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Besides her career as a TV presenter, she appeared in the films like AntitrustJosie and the PussycatsHalloween: Resurrection and many others

Short Bio

Born in 1968, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Tamara Taggart celebrates her birthday on 2 May every year. She pursued her education from The British Columbia Institute of Technology, Burnaby, Canada.