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.