Tyrone Edwards

Tyrone Edwards

Anchor, Etalk

With his extensive pop culture knowledge and an innate ability to ease his guests into intimate and candid conversation, Tyrone Edwards brings his expertise to Canada’s most-watched entertainment program as the anchor of Etalk. A versatile presenter and interviewer, he brings a passion for connecting with people and helping them to share their stories with the world.

Edwards began his television career as the host of RapCity, before becoming a host on Much and E!, where he also hosted the Much ICONS social media series and co-hosted the Golden Globes for E!. Among his various roles since then, Edwards was an Etalk reporter, co-hosted the TSN original social media series 6IX Degrees, and hosted CTV Life Channel’s original cooking series, DNA Dinners. In addition to his years of hosting experience, Edwards has also interviewed some of the world’s most talked-about celebrities, including Spike Lee, Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and more.

Off screen, Tyrone is heavily involved in mental health advocacy and his community. Besides acting as a mentor and coach for underserved youth, he is also an ambassador for the walk-in mental health clinic at Yorktown Family Services. Having grown up the same Toronto neighbourhood that the organization serves, he recognizes its important role in the community. Most recently, in collaboration with Lifetime Developments’ Brian Brown and graphic artist Ben Johnston, Edwards kickstarted See You Soon Toronto— a charitable organization offering limited edition apparel and art, with all of the proceeds going back to COVID-19 relief efforts. Prior to that, Edwards founded Concrete Hoops, a not-for-profit basketball camp that aims to incorporate life skills with the love of the game.

In honour of his work as a television host and with numerous charities and foundations supporting underserved youth, Edwards received the 2016 Mandela Legacy Hope, Success, and Empowerment Award, alongside Naomi Campbell, and Reverend Al Sharpton.

Host and Moderator

Tyrone Edwards is an experienced host in a wide variety formats, and a natural at creating a space for great conversations. From conducting celebrity interviews to hosting red carpet coverage to leading a panel through topical discussions, Edwards can do it all with a thoughtful approach and his signature warm personality.

My Trauma is Not a Trend: A Call for Meaningful Change

In 2020, a series of events saw the BLM movement become an international cause, with an incredible growth in awareness and support. But the rallying cry of Black Lives Matter is only part of a bigger struggle for positive action across society, a drive for social justice that puts an end to bias and inequality across lines of gender, race, and income.

In this presentation, Tyrone Edwards shares his own personal experiences with discrimination and prejudice, explaining how he once moderated and adjusted his behaviour to survive and fit in, but now strives to inspire others to join him in making meaningful change so that everyone is allowed a place to thrive in a truly diverse society. With passion and hope, he talks about how the pandemic has forced us all to live at a different pace and confront many long-held norms about our day-to-day life. Edwards will show you why now is a perfect time to see things in a new light and find ways to do our part to strive for a brighter future. There can be great discovery among this discomfort, and if we choose to engage and take responsibility for the spaces we already occupy a better world is possible.