Tara Slone is a Juno-nominated musician and an award winning television host. Getting her start in the acting world, Tara attended Concordia University’s theatre performance program, and quickly found success onstage and onscreen, landing parts in several TV series, including a recurring role in the USA network show “La Femme Nikita”.
In the mid 1990’s, Tara made the move to Toronto, where she quickly found her musical soulmates in the band Joydrop, and became the gourd’s lead singer. The band achieved international success with the hit singles “Beautiful” and “Sometimes Wanna Die”, and were nominated for Best New Group at the 2002 Juno Awards. Tara also released a solo album, called “Just Look Pretty And Sing”, and was a finalist on the hit CBS singing competition “RockStar: INXS”.
In 2007, Tara made the jump to broadcasting, getting her feet wet as the producer, writer and host of the entertainment program “Inside Jam”. In 2010 Tara moved to Calgary, Alberta, where she spent five years hosting “Breakfast Television Calgary”. In 2013, Tara won the Alberta Film and Television award for Best TV Host.
In 2014, Tara was brought on as a reporter for a brand new Sunday night NHL broadcast called “Rogers Hometown Hockey”, travelling across the country in search of Canada’s best hockey stories. In 2015, Tara was made full-time cohost, and is now in her fourth season sitting on the desk alongside hockey icon Ron MacLean.
Tara is a second generation practitioner of Shambhala Buddhism, and is a long-time student of Sakyong Mipham Rinpoche. She lives in Toronto with her husband, Joe, and their 8-year old daughter, Audrey.