A pizzatarian and no lover of the cold, Tanner is, at times, a more reluctant investigative journalist. This is particularly true when assignments take him and his famous suitcase to places where he can’t get his favourite food. But once on the job, like Frankie, he is determined to experience everything. Sometimes his imagination runs away with him, but he’s always great at digging out the facts of a story. Tanner’s surprise revelation was that he loves the taste of bannock and moose meat; not even his favourite pineapple-anchovy-bacon pizza can compete with traditional Cree food.