Born and raised in the small town of Broken Bow, Oklahoma, Tanner is the true thespian on the panel. As a young boy, he bounced back and forth from working at a truck yard to high school drama competitions. Catching the acting bug after a successful high school theatre run (which he says helped him overcome his fear of girls), Tanner studied marketing and economics (not acting) at Oklahoma State University. After graduation, he packed up, and headed west to Hollywood to chase his dream.
Tanner’s first job opportunities in LA were behind the camera where he learned the ropes working for shows on MTV, NBC, Bravo, fuse, Spike TV, VH1, The Food Network, and Hallmark. He’s currently the Executive Producer of a feature film. In front of the camera, Tanner has acted in a few independent movies and has been hosting the digital and television editions of Hollywood Today LIVE since November 2013. Tanner loves that he can let himself go talking about celebrities and entertainment on HTL. He has an unabashed crush on Taylor Swift but the HTL staff thinks Anna Kendrick is the better match for him.