TANYA HART – TV HOST/PRODUCER-RADIO PERSONALITY
Tanya Hart is a veteran host/producer, and commentator with a wide range of broadcasting experience. Currently she is the Host of “Hollywood Live with Tanya Hart,” a syndicated program on American Urban Radio Networks’ 500 stations. Her company produces the daily AURN prep sheet, “Show Props” for those same radio stations. Tanya is also involved in creating content for AURN’S new media and Online services.
Tanya heads her own multimedia company based in Los Angeles, Tanya Hart Communications, Inc. The Company provides media coaching for a variety of corporate and private clients. THC Inc. has worked with Fortune 500 companies, as well as A-list actors, and Government Agencies in various areas of media coaching. Tanya’s company worked with the Center for Disease Control from 2009 to 2011 creating national spots for the CDC’s “I Know” campaign”. In 2012 the company produced the national radio campaign for “Get Out The Vote”, in association with the NAACP.
Tanya was a producer and guest D.J. on “Live in Hollywood” the syndicated television show which aired weekly in most of the country from 2006 to 2007. From 2001-2005 Hart hosted the daily syndicated radio feature “Hart Moments” which her company also produced.
From 1995-99 Tanya was entertainment correspondent on the KACE-FM morning show in Los Angeles. Hart can currently be seen in Paramount Studios’ Oscar-nominated documentary feature film “Tupac: Resurrection” and VH1’s TV movie, “Play’d: A Hip Hop Story” both now on DVD. Tanya has served as host with Roger Ebert covering the Academy Awards. Tanya also appeared as herself in the iconic “All My Children”. For six years she served as correspondent and alternate host of E! Entertainment’s “The Gossip Show” which was seen worldwide in 140 countries.
Tanya was also a regular on “The Geraldo Rivera Show” for several seasons. In addition her company produced entertainment news segments for the program. The company has done contracts with several media outlets including ABC, NBC, “Inside Edition”, plus other radio and online outlets. Hart was based at the Walt Disney Studios lot from 1992-1995, where her company developed and produced films, television programs, syndicated radio programs, and music with Boston International Records and Hollywood Records.
From 1990-1992, Tanya was responsible for setting up BET’s West Coast production operations and launching its first show out of their Burbank Studios. While there Tanya served as host and senior producer of Black Entertainment Television’s (BET), “Live from LA with Tanya Hart,” where she interviewed all of the major celebrities of our time in over three hundred episodes.
Prior to joining BET, Tanya spent eleven years with WBZ-TV, the NBC affiliate in Boston, where she served as host and contributing producer of “Coming Together” an Emmy-Award winning prime-time news magazine series. She was also an announcer for WBZ’s 5:30 PM Newscast and hosted and produced syndicated specials.
Tanya has been recognized with numerous awards, including The Diversity In Media Award from the Caucus of Producers, Writers and Directors, four Emmys, eight Emmy nominations, and five medals from the International TV and Film Festival of New York. In addition she has received the prestigious Peabody and Ohio State Awards for her documentary films. Tanya has two of her documentaries in the PBS Video Catalog where they have been best-sellers for over ten years. Other of her award-winning documentaries are available from Films for the Humanities and Sciences.
Her undergraduate degree is from Michigan State University’s College of Communications Arts and Sciences. She has been recognized as an Outstanding Alumnus of MSU. She earned a Masters Degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Tanya is married and resides in Los Angeles with her family.