Tanya McRae was born in New York City and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Communications. She began her career in television on the assignment desks at ABC “World News Tonight” and “Nightline”. She went on to work as a producer, director, writer, anchor, reporter, host, and executive producer in unscripted television. She’s worked on dozens of docu-series, reality, lifestyle, travel, newsmagazine and talk shows for many major broadcast and cable networks. Tanya won a 2015 Daytime Emmy Award as a producer, and received two Emmy Award nominations as an investigative news reporter in 2008. She is currently the CEO of her own company, Amazonia Productions.