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Tyrone Edwards

Much and E! Host,
Toronto, ON, Canada
As a host on E! and Much, Tyrone brings his unique personality, pop culture knowledge, and fluid MC abilities to viewers across the country.

Having grown up in Toronto’s west end, Tyrone has always been driven by passion and all things entertainment. During highschool, Tyrone travelled to the U.S. to play basketball at Randallstown High School in Baltimore, MD. From there, a scholarship presented him with the opportunity to attend Hillsdale College in Michigan where he played NCAA basketball while studying Business and Speech. Even though Tyrone had accomplished so much as an athlete, his heart was always rooted in Toronto. In 2005, he returned to the city he loves and ultimately joined Much in 2011.

Most recently, he co-hosted THE 2016 IHEARTRADIO MUCH MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS alongside stunning “it girl” Gigi Hadid. His versatility and enthusiasm has landed him many other gigs, including hosting the MUCH COUNTDOWN, RAPCITY, co-hosting two MUCH MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS red carpet specials, co-hosting Juno Fan Fare, co-hosting multiple WE DAY events across the country, partnering with ETALK hosts for their TIFF Red Carpet coverage, and weighing in as a fashion expert on original Canadian series, CELEBRITY STYLE STORY. In honour of his work as a television host and with numerous charities and foundations supporting underprivileged youth, Edwards recently received the 2016 Mandela Legacy Hope, Success, and Empowerment Award, alongside Naomi Campbell and Reverend Al Sharpton.

Off screen, Tyrone is heavily involved in his community acting as a mentor and coach for underprivileged youth. Having once worked as a camp counselor with Toronto Parks and Recreation, Tyrone went on to found Concrete Hoops, a not-for-profit basketball camp that aims to incorporate life skills with the love of the game. He has also been a program leader with the urban youth-oriented Remix Project, an organization which helps kids from all 13 priority neighbourhoods in Toronto learn the fundamentals of the arts and entertainment business, and assisting them in their educational aspirations.

A community leader and ambassador for youth, Tyrone is also instrumental in creating the love letter to Toronto that is the 1LoveTO blog, which has gone on to be nominated for Best Blog as part of NOW Magazine’s, “Best of Toronto”.
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