Meet Your 2017 CMA Awards Gala Host: Danielle Graham!

CMA is excited to announce your 2017 Awards Host: Danielle Graham! Learn more about Danielle and see her at the CMA Awards Gala on November 24 - reserve your tables today!

As Anchor for CTV’s ETALK – Canada’s #1 Entertainment Show, Danielle Graham’s role and charming personality has put her face-to-face with some of Hollywood’s biggest stars, covering high-profile events both here at home and around the world. In recent years, Graham has interviewed the likes of Matt Damon, Julia Roberts, Ben Affleck, Amy Schumer, Colin Farrell, Michael Caine, Drew Barrymore, David Beckham, Jennifer Aniston, Mark Wahlberg, Anthony Hopkins, Tom Hanks, Beyoncé Knowles, Taylor Swift, and many more. Graham has made her mark on red carpets around the world including THE OSCARS®, THE GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS®, THE PRIMETIME EMMY® AWARDS, the Cannes Film Festival, and the Toronto International Film Festival® (TIFF).

A jetsetter in her own right, Graham recently travelled to London, England to interview the global superstar Adele in advance of her performance special ADELE LIVE IN LONDON. She has also interviewed Jennifer Lawrence for her starring role in Joy, Kate Winslet for her part in Steve Jobs, as well as the cast of Avengers: Age of Ultron, including Robert Downey Jr., Mark Ruffalo, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Evans, and Chris Hemsworth, to name a few.

Graham was also the first ETALK reporter to go on the road with the CTV smash-hit THE AMAZING RACE CANADA during its inaugural season, and co-hosted THE AMAZING RACE CANADA after-show, INSIDE THE RACE.

Graham also appears weekly on CANADA AM, CP24 BREAKFAST, 104.5 CHUM FM, and CTV News Channel to chat about entertainment news stories of the day.

Danielle got her start in broadcasting in 2001 as an intern in the Citytv Toronto newsroom, before being hired as a floor director for the weekend news. Graham hosted YTV’s weekly music countdown THE HIT LIST for four years before joining the Star! family in 2005, acting as an entertainment reporter for STAR! DAILY. Graham covered red carpet events for the next two years on the daily entertainment show and also appeared on A-CHANNEL NEWS AT SIX and A-CHANNEL NEWS AT 11 giving viewers their daily dose of entertainment.

She officially joined the ETALK team in 2007 as a reporter, was promoted to Senior Reporter in 2013, before being promoted to Co-Anchor in January 2015.

Born and raised in Guelph, Ontario, Danielle graduated from Seneca College with a diploma in Radio and Television Broadcasting. When not tracking down the latest entertainment stories or hitting the hottest red carpet premieres, Graham loves to kick back at home or lakeside at her cottage, cook, read, and entertain friends.

Follow Danielle Graham on Twitter, @DanielleGraham and on Instagram, @mrsdaniellegraham.

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