Fashion Television Cancelled After 27 Years

Yesterday, it was announced that Fashion Television, or FT, has been cancelled after 27 seasons on the air and syndication around the Globe. The host of the runway and fashion series, Jeanne Beker, tweeted, “So surreal. This dream is over: After 27 glorious years, FT production ceased today. So sad to see some of my closest colleagues move on.” This dream was brought to life by Beker’s enthusiasm for broadcast journalism and fashion, and she was a pioneer for women in the industry. Beker is world-renowned for her work, and is loved by many designers. Here’s a slideshow of some highlights from her career so far. Beker and FT have had a major influence in my professional life. I can attribute my love of fashion and reporting to FT and Beker. Since I was three-years-old, I would watch FT every Sunday with my parents. I loved witnessing the runways from around… View Full Post

Profile: Tanya Kim

As the anchor of entertainment news show, etalk, Tanya Kim has traveled around the world and interviewed some legendary faces.  Now that etalk is celebrating its 10th season, Kim is still being challenged by her job.  Kim says: “I’m still very shy, when I’m hosting an event, it can be a little nerve wracking, but I like that challenge. It’s important to experience those butterflies.” Growing up in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont., Kim was teased for her looks by her classmates because there wasn’t a lot of cultural diversity.  The hardships she endured taught her to be a more compassionate person. Kim took dance and music lessons, which helped her become comfortable in front of crowds.  On Friday nights, one of the rare times she wouldn’t have a dance or piano lesson, Kim would watch primetime news shows like 20/20 with her mother. She was fascinated by the way the… View Full Post