Police and Crime Reporter, CTV News Toronto
Tamara Cherry joined CTV NEWS TORONTO, Toronto's # 1 Newscast, as a reporter in January 2011.
Cherry's network of established contacts within the law enforcement community, activists and residents of Toronto's most bullet-riddled neighbourhoods enable Cherry to tell the most accurate, timely, and often exclusive stories that affect everyone in the city of the Toronto. A seasoned Crime Reporter, prior to moving to television reporting and joining CTV Toronto, Cherry was Crime Reporter for the Toronto Sun since 2007, and before that, Crime Reporter and Radio Room Reporter at the Toronto Star (May 2006 until Sept. 2007).
Cherry earned a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from University of Regina. Prescient of Cherry's future move to CTV, as a student, Cherry was recipient of both a CTV Investigative Journalism Prize and CTV Journalism Scholarship in 2006. Cherry was President and Treasurer of local Journalists for Human Rights Chapter (2005-2006), where her lifelong commitment to bringing human trafficking to an end was first ignited.
Cherry has spoken at several human trafficking conferences and has been called on as an expert to discuss human trafficking by national TV and radio outlets. In addition, Cherry has garnered several media awards for her gritty exposés on this difficult subject.
Hailing from Saskatchewan, Cherry considers herself a proud Torontonian after moving to the city in 2006.