"I talk for my living & I write for my soul; I learn by listening & I lead by example."
- Nancy Redd
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 it’s easy to see why New York Family magazine recently dubbed Nancy a “Redd Hot Mama."
Nancy can currently be seen on the new FOX syndicated daily talk show "So-Me TV" starting July 11th. Previously she was one of the founding hosts at digital streaming network HuffPost Live, hosting thousands of hours of internet conversations with an eclectic range of celebrities ranging from Dr. Oz to Sharon Osbourne to the Secretary of Health to Steve Harvey.
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.
A millennial mother of a 2-year-old girl, Baby Nancy, and a 4-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.
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.
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.