Beloved for her outgoing and lively personality, Traci Melchor has been an icon on the Toronto entertainment scene for more than a decade. Vibrant, witty and fab, this Pickering, Ontario native is a Senior Correspondent for Canada’s most-watched entertainment program, ETALK.
Traci has years of experience interviewing hundreds of stars, including Beyoncé, Justin Bieber, Mariah Carey, Madonna, Denzel Washington, Jennifer Lopez, John Travolta, Channing Tatum, Joan Rivers, Ryan Gosling, Zac Efron, Jamie Foxx, Dolly Parton, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, and Janet Jackson. When she interviewed Oprah Winfrey for Lee Daniels’ The Butler, Oprah told Traci her question made her “salivate.” Traci has travelled to her native St. Lucia to interview The Jacksons – Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, and Marlon – and she also travelled to seven countries in seven nights on a chartered jet as part of Rihanna’s “777” tour in support of the singer’s seventh album, Unapologetic. She also covered both Michael Jackson’s public memorial service in Los Angeles and Joan Rivers’ funeral in New York City following their deaths.
Before joining CTV’s ETALK as an entertainment reporter, Traci contributed to ETALK’s “T’N’T Report” with Tanya Kim, covering the OSCARS®, Super Bowl, and co-hosting CTV’s coverage of LIVE EARTH from London’s Wembley Stadium. Delivering daily entertainment news hits on CP24, Traci was named one of the National Post’s “Worthy 30” for her contribution to the television industry. Traci was also part of the launch of CTV’s daytime talk series, THE SOCIAL, which she co-hosted for two and a half years. Now a Senior Correspondent for ETALK, Traci also contributes regularly to CP24 BREAKFAST, THE MARILYN DENIS SHOW, CTV News Channel, and 104.5 CHUM FM Toronto.
Traci kicked off her career as host of the legendary RAPCITY on MuchMusic, followed by a move to Citytv Toronto as the station’s entertainment specialist. Traci thrived in L.A.’s celebrity scene, guest-starring on hit series CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION and LIZZIE MCGUIRE, and reporting from countless red carpets as the Hollywood correspondent for Star! (now E!). Traci also hosted weekly F.Y.E. – FOR YOUR ENTERTAINMENT, celebrity profiler EXTREME CLOSE UP, and STYLE VIP. Traci returned to Canada from Hollywood to host MuchMoreMusic, a move that kept her in the celebrity spotlight and plugged into multi-platinum superstars like INXS, Sheryl Crow, and Shakira. She also spoke one-on-one with multi-award-winning music icon Madonna in New York for the specialty station’s primetime TV special, MADONNA: CONFESSIONS. A seasoned writer, Traci has contributed entertainment stories to magazines such as Elle, Essence, and The Source.
A true renaissance woman, Traci supports various charitable organizations and events including Power of Movement (Canada’s largest yoga fundraiser) benefitting arthritis and related autoimmune diseases, The Hospital for Sick Children and the Great Camp Adventure Walk for SickKids, Wear White 4 Women, and Sickle Cell Awareness Group of Ontario.
Traci has also walked the runway in support of various causes including the Dare To Wear Love fashion show in support of The Stephen Lewis Foundation and The Heart Truth Fashion Show at Toronto Fashion Week in support of the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
Off camera, the graduate of Seneca College’s Radio and Television Program spends most of her time with her twins Phoenix and Phoebe. Traci loves balancing being a mom and covering the business. From the hair salon, to fashion shows and red carpets, to driving the twins to hockey, fencing, and cheerleading, Traci’s days are hectic, but she wouldn’t have it any other way.