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 their product review vertical, Wirecutter. I shop for the best products and then take baths, 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 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.