"This Harvard grad and working mom is the perfect combination
of style and substance." - ESSENCE magazine, August 2016
It's easy to see why New York Family magazine recently dubbed journalist & bestselling author Nancy Redd a “Redd Hot Mama."
Originally hailing from southern Virginia, Nancy currently is working on her third book on pregnancy (on a related note, she ate her placenta and lived to write about it for The New York Times in a piece virally heralded as the 'NYT Headline of the Century.") Also, if you're a fan of Nancy's first book "BODY DRAMA" and are wondering about how she was able to coordinate the photography for her 'centerfold of vulvas,' click here for the inside scoop.
A millennial mother of a 2-year-old girl, Baby Nancy, and a 5-year-old boy, August, Nancy is married to her college sweetheart, actor Rupak Ginn (Royal Pains) and is a sought after thought leader who utilizes her numerous ups-and- downs (both literally and figuratively) to effectively champion body acceptance for women of all shapes, sizes, and life stages.
A panelist on FOX TV's pilot social media talk show, "So-Me," Nancy has also been seen as a guest family member on Hallmark Channel's Home & Family, a commentator on numerous talk & news shows, and as one of the founding hosts at HuffPost Live. Over the past four years Nancy has hosted thousands of hours of television and internet conversations with an eclectic range of celebrities ranging from Dr. Oz to Sharon Osbourne to the Secretary of Health to Steve Harvey.
Aside from being a 2016 GLAAD Award nominee for her on-air hosting, a New York Times & USA Today bestselling author and an NAACP Image Award nominee for her non-fiction writing, as well as a Mom's Choice Award winner and a winner of a National Parenting Publications Award , Nancy's other honors include being named L’OREAL’s Beauty of Giving Young Woman of the Year, one of GLAMOUR magazine’s Top 10 College Women and one of HARVARD Magazine’s Top Six Seniors. Nancy also served as the spokeswoman for Dale Carnegie’s How To Win Friends & Influence People For Teen Girls (Touchstone) and helped to write The Girls’ Guide to the SAT (Princeton Review). Nancy also once appeared on Who Wants to be a Millionaire? with Regis Philbin and won $250,000.
Two weeks after graduating from Harvard with an honors degree in Women’s Studies, Nancy won the title of Miss Virginia, going on to compete in the Miss America pageant where she won the swimsuit competition and made the top 10 at Miss America.