Nomination Date: 08/02/2019
Teresa Kruze (TSN, CP24, City-TV, YesTV, 680News, and Metro News) is a long-time Broadcaster, TV Producer, Best-selling Author and Community Activist. Deeply committed to family and child protection, Kruze has been an active volunteer with the Canadian Centre for Abuse Awareness (now known as Abuse Hurts) for over twenty years. She is currently working with Ontario Health Minister Christine Elliott to create new policy to help new mothers in crisis. Kruze has also been passionate about protecting youth playing sports and served on the Board of Directors of Think First, an organization committed to raising awareness and preventing spinal cord injuries.
Sports has played a huge role in Teresa Kruze’s life. The Calgary, AB native is well known for the fourteen years she spent at TSN – The Sports Network where she pioneered and broke new ground for future female sportscasters. Joining TSN in 1986, she covered numerous high-profile sporting events like the Olympics, World Series, Stanley Cup Finals and World Championships.
In 2000, Kruze switched her focus to news and entertainment, anchoring and reporting on TV and radio. She also produced and hosted several talk shows including a lifestyle series for the Biography Channel called, “Changing Lives” and a health and wellness show for YesTV. Her most recent documentary detailed the life of her late brother-in-law for CityTV and OMNI called, “Voice of Courage – The Martin Arnold Kruze Story”. The critically acclaimed documentary has been honoured as a historical and educational resource in the area of child abuse and awareness.
Entrepreneurship and business have also been priorities for Kruze. In 2013, she wrote a book on entrepreneurship featuring thirty of Canada’s top business leaders. “The In-Credibility Factor” became a number one best-seller on Amazon.com, a position it held for three straight days. For the last several years Kruze has traveled across Canada speaking about Entrepreneurship to various business groups and organizations. Kruze and her husband Gary have been married for twenty-three years and run three businesses together in Ontario.