CTV's Tamara Taggart to Co-Host LIVE! WITH REGIS AND KELLY Friday, August 21



    
    - Philbin and Taggart to interview Hollywood heavyweight Renee Zellweger
           and journalist/author Geraldo Rivera on Friday's show -

    - Taggart is the only Canadian selected from LIVE's "Local to LIVE:
                         Co-Host For a Day Search" -

    - Learn more about Taggart at http://www.ctvbc.ctv.ca/tamara/ and follow
                 her on Twitter twitter.com/tamarataggart -
    

    TORONTO, Aug. 18 /CNW/ - This Friday, August 21 at 9 a.m. (visit CTV.ca
to check local listings) CTV weathercaster Tamara Taggart will fill in for
Kelly Ripa on CTV's LIVE! WITH REGIS AND KELLY, having made the top 10 in the
"From Local to LIVE Co-Host For a Day Search".

    On her LIVE! debut, Taggart and Regis Philbin will interview actress
Renee Zellweger about her recent film "My One and Only," and journalist/author
Geraldo Rivera about his new book "The Great Progression: How Hispanics Will
Lead America to a New Era of Prosperity."

    Viewers can learn more about Taggart, her road to LIVE! and her life off
camera by visiting http://www.ctvbc.ctv.ca/tamara/. Follow Taggart to NY on
Twitter (http://twitter.com/tamarataggart).

    The search, which began on June 26, generated thousands of nominations
for broadcasters across North America. On Wednesday, July 29 Taggart was
selected as the only Canadian top 10 finalist. Taggart joins four other female
and five male North American broadcasters filling in as guest co-hosts
throughout August, selected as the result of hundreds of thousands of votes
from viewers across North America.

    (xx)Media note: download photos of Tamara Taggart on set at LIVE! at
ctvmedia.ca on Thursday, August 20, 2009.

    LIVE! WITH REGIS AND KELLY airs Monday to Friday at 9 a.m. ET on CTV
(visit CTV.ca to confirm local listings). The series is executive produced by
Michael Gelman and is distributed by Disney-ABC Domestic Television.

    CTV, Canada's Olympic Network, is also Canada's largest private
broadcaster. Featuring a wide range of quality news, sports, information, and
entertainment programming, CTV is Canada's most-watched television network.
CTV Inc. also owns radio stations across the country and owns or has interests
in leading national specialty channels, featuring news, sports, factual, arts,
entertainment, music, youth and fashion programming. CTV Inc. is owned by
CTVglobemedia Inc., Canada's premier multi-media company, which also owns
Canada's national newspaper, The Globe and Mail. CTV is the official
broadcaster of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games and
London 2012 Games of the Olympiad. More information about CTV may be found on
the company website at www.ctv.ca.





For further information:

For further information: Alison Salinas, (416) 648-8844,
alison.salinas@ctv.ca; Shannon Gallagher, CTV News, (416) 384-4623,
shannon.gallagher@ctv.ca


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