• On-Air Host.

    Bestselling Author.

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


    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, panel 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.



    Nancy's newest picture book debuts October and has received a starred Kirkus review, woo hoo!



    Nancy's hosting a new game show, COUPLE GOALS, on The Grio TV! She's also the co-creator and co-executive producer of the show.


    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.

    Nancy's Reel

    5 minutes

    Some quick clips that showcase some of the fun Nancy's had on air over the years interviewing all sorts of folks!

    Oscar the Grouch

    1 minute

    Ever wonder why Oscar the Grouch lives in a trash can? In this clip he and Carol Spinney give us the scoop!

  • Nancy's Books

    I've written and ghostwritten dozens of fiction and non-fiction books for all ages. Here's a few of 'em!

    Watch Queen Latifah interview Nancy about BEDTIME BONNET!

    Click here to buy BEDTIME BONNET, called a "Best of the Best" book by the American Library Association Black Caucus!


    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

    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 May Wellness House, TheGrio's Children's Book Author IG Live Read Alouds, and two seasons of an exciting new pregnancy and parenting series coming soon. 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 Queen Latifah, Chrissy Teigen, Buzz Aldrin, Steve Harvey, Dr. Phil, and many, many 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 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, also with RandomHouse.


    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, 9, and Little Nancy, 6.

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