Nancy Redd is an award-winning on-air host, a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author, and a GLAAD Award-nominee for outstanding digital journalism. Called “the perfect combination of style and substance” by Essence magazine, the former Miss Virginia holds an honors degree in women’s studies from Harvard University.
In 2020, Nancy can be seen hosting Essence's Wellness House as well as TheGrio's Children's Book Author IG Live Read Alouds. As one of the founding talk show hosts on The Huffington Post's digital network, a co-host on FOX's So-Me TV and a guest on Home & Family, The Today Show, GMA, and more, Nancy has made international headlines and anchored conversations with hundreds of thought leaders and celebrities—including Terry Crews, Queen Latifah, Chrissy Teigen, Buzz Aldrin, Steve Harvey, Dr. Phil, and many, many more.
The author and ghostwriter of multiple award-winning books, Nancy’s latest self-help book, Pregnancy, OMG!, is the first-ever photographic guide to pregnancy and was called “the ultimate how-to for anyone who’s got a bun in the oven” by OK! magazine. Her first book, Body Drama, was heralded as “a book of liberation” by Eve Ensler. Her debut children’s book BEDTIME BONNET (RandomHouse), is a celebration of Black nighttime hair rituals and was called “the best children’s book of 2020” by TheGrio. Her second children’s book is scheduled for publication in Fall 2021.
Other select honors include being a $250,000 winner on Who Wants to be a Millionaire?, LOREAL’s Beauty of Giving winner, judging the Miss America 2019 competition, and two Mom’s Choice Awards.
She is married to her college sweetheart, actor Rupak Ginn, and they live in Los Angeles with their two children, August, 8, and Little Nancy, 6.