Nancy was one of the founding hosts at digital streaming network HuffPost Live, hosting thousands of hours of internet video content.  For over three years, each weekday Nancy juggled an unpredictable schedule of a variety of lifestyle & news topics, family & female-focused conversations, and interviewing an eclectic range of celebrities ranging from Dr. Oz to Sharon Osbourne to the Secretary of Health to General Stanley McChrystal 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.

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.


Nancy lives in New York City with her husband, actor Rupak Ginn (Royal Pains), her 4-year-old son August, and her 1-year-old, Lil' Nancy.

Nancy Redd

Host, Bestselling Author


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, it’s easy to see why New York Family magazine recently dubbed Nancy a “Redd Hot Mama."

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