• On-Air Host.

    Bestselling Author.

    "The perfect combination of style and substance." -ESSENCE


    Nancy's newest picture book just published and has received starred reviews from Kirkus and Publishers Weekly, woo hoo!


    Hi! A longer bio is below, but basically...


    I’m a professional talker, writer, & shopper.


    As a talker, I’m an award-winning, seasoned on-air talent with game shows, talk shows, news & entertainment shows, and hundreds of one-on-one celebrity interviews behind my belt. I've grilled Oscar the Grouch about his trash can, bonded over hair bonnets with Queen Latifah, and given my opinion on kid leashes, spankings, sports bras, and more. (Click here for clips.)
    As a writer, I’m a USA Today and New York Times best-selling author, with multiple books published for children, teens, and adults.
    As a shopper, at The New York Times, I'm the health, beauty, and grooming expert for our product review vertical, Wirecutter. I shop for the best products and then I bathe, vacuum my hair, and take care of my skin. It is a dream beat and I work with some of the most incredible people in the world.

  • NYT Book Chat!

    October 13th, Nancy chatted with her colleagues at The New York Times about the amazing new book from Veronica Chambers & Jennifer Harlan: CALL AND RESPONSE!

  • Women In Toys Panel!

    Join Nancy & her fellow momprenuer Karen Kilpatrick as they explain how to create IP via book publishing!



    Nancy's hosting a new game show, COUPLE GOALS, on The Grio TV!


    Read Nancy's sunscreen deep dive for the WELL section!

  • Nancy On-Air

    I've made international headlines and anchored conversations with hundreds of thought leaders and celebrities. Here's a small sampling of some of the fun!

    Steve Harvey

    1 minute

    Nancy & Steve have fun riffing on love, work, and play.

    Queen Latifah

    2 minutes

    The ladies laugh about both being on Who Wants to be.a Millionaire!

    So-Me TV

    10 minutes

    Fun FOX series on everything from Black Lives Matter to kid leashes.

    Sesame Street

    1 minute

    Ever wonder why Oscar the Grouch lives in a trash can?

  • Nancy's Books

    I've written many award-winning and best-selling fiction and non-fiction books for all ages.

    Here's a few of 'em!

  • Click below for some of Nancy's latest media moments celebrating her new children's picture book,

    her many nonfiction books, and more.


    Keke Palmer and Nancy kiki about the book, Black hair, and their love of bonnets!


    Weekend Edition featured Nancy & her amazing illustrator Nneka Myers!


    PEOPLE magazine did an exclusive on Nancy, her mom, her daughter, and her bonnet!


    Watch this hilarious chat about BEDTIME BONNET!


    The fab Keyaira Boone wrote a touching piece about BEDTIME BONNET!


    The Grio called BEDTIME BONNET "The Best Children's Book of 2020," woo hoo!


    Lovely Funmi Fetto mentions BEDTIME BONNET whilst extrapolating on cover girl Rihanna's couture durag!


    From La Mer to Dr. Jart, Nancy's sheet mask review in the Sunday paper is full of great buys!


    Nancy chatted with Kathie Lee & Hoda about her photographic guidebook, PREGNANCY, OMG!


    After writing about the end of the Miss America swimsuit competition, Nancy judged the 2019 Miss America show.


    Nancy shared an excerpt of her latest nonfiction book, PREGNANCY, OMG! with TIME.

  • About Nancy

    Called “the perfect combination of style and substance” by ESSENCE magazine, Nancy Redd is a seasoned and award-winning on-air host, The New York Times beauty and health product expert, and a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. Her newest picture book, THE REAL SANTA, has received starred reviews from both Kirkus and Publishers Weekly. THE REAL SANTA is based on Nancy’s son’s intense efforts to catch the jolly icon in action, and is the Black Santa Christmas story Nancy wished she had as a kid. Nancy, a former Miss Virginia, holds an honors degree in women’s studies from Harvard University.


    As an on-air host, Nancy has made international headlines and anchored conversations with hundreds of thought leaders and celebrities—including Queen Latifah, Steve Harvey, Oscar the Grouch, Levar Burton, and many, many more. For nearly four years, Nancy hosted daily entertainment, lifestyle, parenting, and celebrity segments at HuffPost Live, The Huffington Post's daily digital show. Collectively, her team earned three consecutive Webby awards, and individually Nancy’s hosting earned her a GLAAD-award nomination. After HuffPost Live, Nancy joined the syndicated FOX talk show So-Me TV as their liberal mom host, and since then Nancy has hosted myriad web series, from 2020’s “Baby Steps,” a parenting advice show for a major diaper app to 2021’s “Couple Goals,” a relationship game show for TheGrio TV.


    When she’s not on-air, Nancy is The New York Times beauty, health, and grooming product expert, shopping for and opining on the best buys of everything from bath bombs to shower caps to Santa hats.


    Nancy is a popular panelist and culture commentator, having been booked on everything from E! True Hollywood Stories to PBS’s To the Contrary to Entertainment Tonight. She has also repeat guested on major talk shows like Home & Family, The Today Show, Good Morning America, and beyond. As a moderator of events, Nancy led the first-ever digital ESSENCE Wellness House and has moderated major corporate events for Herbal Essences, Mom 2.0, Kimberly-Clark, and more.


    The author 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 picture book, BEDTIME BONNET, is about Black nighttime hair rituals and was chosen by the American Library Association Black Caucus as a "Best of the Best" children’s book for 2020 and called “the best children’s book of 2020” by The Grio.

    Other select honors include being a $250,000 winner on Who Wants to be a Millionaire?, LOREAL’s Beauty of Giving winner, and two Mom’s Choice Awards. Nancy is married to her college sweetheart, actor Rupak Ginn, and they live in Los Angeles with their two children, August, 10, and Little Nancy, 7. Visit www.nancyredd.com for clips and reel.



    To contact Nancy, DM her on Instagram,

    or email her at contact@nancyredd.com