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1. Oprah Winfrey 2. Tyra Banks 3. Wendy Williams 4. Whoopi Goldberg 5. Robin Roberts 6. Sherri Shepherd 7. Mo'nique 8. Keke Palmer 9. Queen Latifah 10. Cynthia Garrett Tyra Banks Queen Latifah Oprah Winfrey Wendy Williams Whoopi Goldberg Montel Williams Arsenio Hall Tavis Smiley Steve Harvey 1. Desiree Burch 2. Sherri Shepherd 3. Sasheer Zamata 4. Maya Rudolph 5. Kim Wayans 6. Loni Love 7. Aisha Tyler 8. Marina Franklin 9. Ellen Cleghorne 10. Wanda Sykes 11. Debra Wilson 12. Mo’Nique 13. Lady Roz G 14. Alycia Cooper 15. Erin Jackson 'The Oprah Winfrey Show' is the highest-rated daytime talk show ever She opened a leadership academy for young girls in South Africa She launched the Oprah Winfrey Network, Oprah's Book Club and O Magazine Winfrey was the first Black woman to win the Cecil B. DeMille Award 10 Tamron Hall - Million 9 Wendy Williams - Million 8 Kelly Clarkson - Million 7 Dr. Oz - 0 Million 6 Rachel Ray - 0 Million 5 Kelly Ripa - 0 Million 4 Drew Barrymore - 5 Million 3 Ellen DeGeneres - 0 million 2 Ryan Seacrest - 0 Million 1 Dr. Phil - 0 Million Top 6 female talk show hosts inspiring the world Nicole Byer Wanda Sykes Gina Yashere Maya Rudolph Tiffany Haddish Jasmine Luv Sommore 20 Shaun Robinson 19 Cecilia Bolocco 18 Lisa Rinna 17 Doris Day 16 Hoda Kotb 15 Rachael Ray 14 Elizabeth Hasselbeck 13 Cybill Shepherd 12 Oprah Winfrey 11 Queen Latifah 10 Maria Celeste Arraras 9 Jillian Michaels 8 Kelly Ripa 7 Daniella Cicarelli 6 Busy Philipps 5 Heidi Cortez 4 Lisa Ling 3 Ananda Lewis 2 Giselle Blondet 1 Tyra Banks Loading, Please Wait! Sheryl Underwood Natalie Morales Jerry O'Connell Amanda Kloots Akbar Gbajabiamila Did Sharon Osbourne quit The Talk? What did Sharon Osbourne say to Sheryl Underwood? Who else left The Talk? Who were the original hosts from season one? Heather B. Nina Blackwood Debbie Gibson Dr. Nieca Goldberg Meg Griffin Karen Hunter Hoda Kotb Sarah Kustok Claire B. Lang Carol Miller Rosalyn Gold-Onwude Roxanne Shante Angie Skinner Bevy Smith Danielle Trotta Randi Zuckerberg Remember Them? 90s Talk Show Hosts The Tempestt Bledsoe Show The Bertice Berry Show The Jenny Jones Show Rolanda Iyanla Mother Love’s Forgive or Forget Robin Givens’ Forgive or Forget The Queen Latifah Show The Whoopi Goldberg Show The Ricki Lake Show FAQs Videos

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20-08-2020 · From Oprah to Keke Palmer, these are the best Black female talk show hosts in TV history–whether their show lasted for one season or 25.

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It’s undeniable that some of the best talk-show hosts of all time are Black women. And whether they give every member of their live studio audience a car or dish on the juiciest celeb gossip, you can always count on their humorous, serious, and entertaining discussions. You’re likely already aware, but we’ve laid out some of the best Black female talk-show hosts of all time in case you need a recap.

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1 Oprah Winfrey

Oprah will forever be America’s most iconic talk-show host. Just to refresh: Her 25-season show aired nationally from 1986 to 2011 in Chicago. On Oprah, she showcased everything from stories about regular people to celeb interviews. And of course, the show gave us the “you get a” meme from her studio audience giveaways. A true gift!

2 Wendy Williams

If your first thought when you hear the phrase “How you doin’?” isn’t of Joey from Friends, then it’s likely of Wendy Williams. Her show started in ’08. Although it stopped production this year because of the pandemic, it has been renewed for 2021 to 2022. Don’t have her show’s official greeting down yet? You have time to practice, and you can get a little lesson from Wendy herself.

3 Robin Roberts

4 Whoopi Goldberg

Whoopi Goldberg joined The View as a cohost in 2007. On the show, she converses with three other women about the day’s hot news topics. Through the years, she’s engaged in some heated convos and even walked offstage. Oh, and not to mention, she’s one of a small group of celebs who have EGOT status, aka won an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony. Easy! Casual.

5 Tyra Banks

While she’s best known as a former model and creator/host of America’s Next Top Model, Tyra Banks had her very own talk show, The Tyra Banks Show, from 2005 to 2010. The show focused on issues facing women, including makeovers and weight, along with celebrity guest interviews. She also briefly hosted a style-centric talk show called FABLife.

6 Sherri Shepherd

Alongside Whoopi Golderg and co., Sherri Shepherd cohosted The View from 2007 to 2014. There was plenty of drama among cohosts, but that’s what makes for good entertainment on- and offscreen, right? You may also recognize her from a few of your TV show faves, including 30 Rock, The Masked Singer, and Mr. Iglesias.

7 Queen Latifah

The rapper and actress hosted a two-season talk show. Although it was short-lived, she spoke about the experience in a 2014 Facebook post. “The most important thing in life is that you wake up every single day and take chances,” she wrote. “No matter what the outcome…believe in yourself and continue to fly.” Essentially, once you do a thing and it has reached its end, move on to the next! And she most certainly did.

8 Cynthia Garrett

Cynthia Garrett made history as the first Black woman to host a late-night show on NBC. Whoopi did have her own late-night show in syndication, but Cynthia was the first-ever hire. Her show, LATER w/ Cynthia Garrett, ran for four seasons. We stan!

9 Keke Palmer

We know and love all of her work—from True Jackson, VP to Hustlers—but Keke Palmer did dabble in the talk-show realm for a min with her show Just Keke. It aired for only one season in 2014, but it did make her the youngest talk-show host in TV history at 20 years old. More recently, she was the cohost of the Good Morning America show Strahan, Sara & Keke until it was canceled.

10 Tamera Mowry-Housley

For seven years, the Twitches star cohosted The Real. On the show, she got, well, real with her cohosts and viewers about everything from her personal life to the day’s news. She recently announced her departure from the show and said she looks forward to spending more time with her family and pursuing new opportunities.

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28-10-2020 · Winfrey may be the most successful Black woman (or any person) to host a talk show, but she isn’t the first sister to take on the mic. See which ladies have given TV chat a try. By Shavon Greene

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We are all aware that black women knock daytime and anytime television out the park every time. These multi-talented women never miss. Here are some of our favorite black women talk show hosts of all time.

1. Oprah Winfrey

You can’t kick off any television host list without mentioning Oprah. Ms. Winfrey stole the hearts of millions internationally with her namesake daytime television show.

Oprah’s famous show ran for twenty-five glorious seasons that audiences couldn’t get enough of. Oprah was also the queen of gifting. We envy those who were lucky enough to be seated as one of her live audience members.

2. Tyra Banks

Super-model turned daytime television star and mogul, Tyra showed us that you could have it all. She graced our TV screens with entertaining shows like The Tyra Show and America’s Next Top Model.

Tyra is now behind the scenes and focuses on executive producing America’s Next Top Model. Although Tyra isn’t on our screens any longer, she has left a legacy of great quotes for us to cherish. We are rooting for you, Tyra!

3. Wendy Williams

Wendy Williams, the epitome of a shameless, proud, successful black woman. Wendy first gained fame for her hot takes on radio and soon became the host of The Wendy Williams show.

Wendy is not shy about controversy and speaks her mind without a second thought. Many American women love her confidence, and we do too.

4. Whoopi Goldberg

Whoopi is a well-renowned superstar and co-host of The View. This woman isn’t afraid to tell it like it is alongside her co-hosts and won’t take any disrespect from anybody. Whoopi Goldberg engages in some fiery exchanges on her show, and we adore her for those conversations.

5. Robin Roberts

Robin is an anchor on Good Morning America, and we wouldn’t want to start our morning’s any other way. Robin’s reputation in broadcast television is nothing short of amazing. Her effervescent spirit and a kind smile can brighten up any gloomy day.

6. Sherri Shepherd

Sherri is no stranger to television and was once a co-host on The View as well. The show’s hot topics resulted in plenty of on and off-screen drama among the ladies at The View. Although the audience couldn’t get enough of it, Sherri decided it was time to part ways with the show for peace in 2014.

7. Mo'nique

Oscar-winning actress Mo’nique had her own light night television show on BET. Her comedic takes brought us all out to catch her show at night for three years. Mo’nique is now schooling us to know our worth after publicly admitting that Netflix low-balled her for her comedy special.

8. Keke Palmer

Keke Palmer has showcased her talents on our televisions since she was a child. In 2014 Keke became the youngest talk show host in history at 20 years old.

Her show Just Keke only lasted a season, but she bounced back with a GMA3 co-hosting gig in 2018. Strahan, Sara, and Keke, unfortunately, faced cancellation after being struck by COVID19 regulations.

9. Queen Latifah

Powerhouse actress and rapper Queen Latifah hosted a talk show for two seasons. Although her time on the small screen was short-lived, Queen has shared nothing but positive remarks about her experience.

10. Cynthia Garrett

Cynthia Garett was the first black woman to host a late-night show on NBC. LATER w/ Cynthia was a testament to all black women that anything is possible. Thank you, Cynthia, for being a game-changer!

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Throughout history, Black talk show hosts have had a significant impact on the face of television. Some have completely changed the way people view African Americans on the big screen. Their cultural impact has been the catalyst for some of the biggest careers on T.V. They have opened up doors for so many other minority journalists and entertainers to follow in their footsteps. Here’s a look at some of the most influential Black talk show hosts in American history.

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Tyra Banks

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The supermodel turned talk show host Tyra Banksis one of the few women in the world who has created two hugely successful franchises from scratch. Her ability to push her ideas and concepts into reality has made her a household name across the globe. It’s hard to imagine what television would be like without “America’s Next Top Model” or “The Tyra Banks Show.” Since 2004, she has been empowering young girls everywhere with her message of self-esteem and confidence by showcasing some of the hottest up-and-coming models on TV.

Queen Latifah

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Queen Latifah is probably most well known to the younger generation as one of the stars from the film “Set It Off,” but she has also made her presence felt on screen in“Living Single,” “Hairspray,” and “Chicago.” Her talk show, “The Queen Latifah Show,” premiered Sept. 13th, 1999, and ran until Aug. 31, 2001. Although short-lived, her show was very popular among Black women all over the country. So popular that it made its return to the big screen in 2013 and the show even won a “People’s Choice Award” in 2014 for Favorite New Talk Show Host.

Oprah Winfrey

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Oprah Gail Winfrey, well-known as the queen of talk shows, was born in Kosciusko, Mississippi. Her first job after high school at Tennessee State University, an HBCU, was as a television news reporter for WTVF Nashville. After two years there she moved to Baltimore and worked with WJZ where she anchored an evening newscast named The Six O’Clock News Hour. In 1984, WLS-TV in Chicago aired her talk show called ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’. Her show quickly became the most popular thing on television and was pushed to more than 140 countries around the world. She was later named “The World’s Most Powerful Woman”by Forbes Magazine six times and has changed the face of television forever.

Wendy Williams

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Wendy Williams got her to start writing about celebrities in the local newspaper. She then began to get more interested in television after a successful radio career and began appearing on many different shows, finding a niche for herself as a gossip expert. In 2008, she launched ‘The Wendy Williams Show’, and hasn’t looked back since. Her celebrity interviews, interactive audience polls, fashion-related segments, and giveaways have made it extremely successful with an average of 2 million viewers per show.

Whoopi Goldberg

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Whoopi Goldberg has been lauded as one of Hollywood’s most influential African Americans. Even before her talk show host career, Whoopi was already well on her way to stardom. In 1985, before her famous role in “The Color Purple,” which awarded her the ‘Golden Globe’ for Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Whoopi won a Grammy for Best Comedy Album. She would also appear in popular movies such as Ghost, and Sister Act. Whoopi would eventually partner with the team over at ‘The View’ and replace Rosie O’Donnell on the show. Since adding Whoopi, the show averages about 3.5 million total viewers per episode.

Montel Williams

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Montel Williams, a former talk show host, and Marine Corps veteran has had an exceptional career as a TV host. He hosted The Montel Williams Show for 16 years (1991-2006) during which he discussed controversial topics with guests from a wide variety of backgrounds. During his time as host, the program featured interviews with President George W. Bush and John Kerry during the 2004 Presidential Election; actor Tom Cruise; astronaut Dr. Mae Jemison; former South African president Nelson Mandela; as well as comedians Robin Williams and Richard Pryor among others.

Arsenio Hall

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The pioneer for all Black talk show hosts, Arsenio Hall was the first African American to host his own primetime late-night show on T.V. It marked an unbelievable change in Hollywood’s view of the Black community as it undermined the historic belief that Blacks could not stay up past 11 pm without good reason (such as going to work or school). The very popular “Arsenio Hall Show” ran from 1989 until 1994. It was renewed for a short period from 2013 to 2014. Arsenio also appeared in many movies including “Ghost,” “Coming to America” and “Harlem Nights.”

Tavis Smiley

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Tavis Smiley is one of the most well-known Black television hosts in America. He is a charismatic public speaker who has hosted a variety of different talks shows. He was born September 2nd, 1964, in Michigan. In 1996, he landed a job as a talk show host on “BET Tonight.”Later he would get his very own PBS talk show called “The Tavis Smiley Show”, which was very popular among the African American community. It ran until 2017.From 1998 to 2000, he also hosted a music video program called “Open Mike” which focused on increasing literacy in the African American communities.

Steve Harvey

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Steve Harvey is a comedian, actor, television host and author. He is one of the most recognizable black men on television. Harvey is also a best-selling author. He has written numerous books, including Act Like A Lady, Think Like A Man and Straight Talk, No Chaser. His show “The Steve Harvey Morning Show” is the number one morning radio show in America. He also is the Host of Family Feud, one of America’s most popular shows. he will also be a judge in an upcoming show for ABC.

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Desiree Burch is an NYC-based comedian, emcee, writer, and performer, known for work with the New York Neo-Futurists in “Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind” and for her acclaimed solo show “52 Man Pickup” (four stars from Time Out NY, and The List, UK) which has been featured at Ars Nova, The Ohio Theater, Galapagos Artspace and in the New York …

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female black talk show hosts (70)Desiree Burch is an NYC-based comedian, emcee, writer, and performer, known for work with the New York Neo-Futurists in “Too Much Light Makes the Baby Go Blind” and for her acclaimed solo show “52 Man Pickup” (four stars from Time Out NY, and The List, UK) which has been featured at Ars Nova, The Ohio Theater, Galapagos Artspace and in the New York (spotlighted by Backstage) and Edinburgh International Fringe Festivals.

One of New York Magazine’s “10 People that Funny People Find Funny,” Desiree has supplied laughter for MTV, VH1, NBC News, The New York Post, Comedy Central, Huffington Post, Caroline’s, Gotham, Comix and comedy clubs around the country, and in the upcoming feature-length documentary “I Heart New York.”

She previously hosted/curated the reading and variety Smut (“Art that should carry a Parental Advisory Label” – NY Times) and in 2008, founded The Hysterical Festival for women in comedy.

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female black talk show hosts (72)Whether on stage or screen, Daytime Emmy Award-winnerSherri Shepherd’s magnetic personality and hilarious sense of humor never fails to delight audiences.

In August 2009, Sherri was a part of groundbreaking history whenthehosts of The View won the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Talk Show Host. That same year, Sherri and the co-hosts were chosen as part of the “100 Most Influential People in the World” by Time magazine while Forbes ranked The View hosts #11 among the top “30 of the Most Influential Women in Media.”

In addition to daytime television, Sherri competed in the fourteenth season of ABC’s wildly popular, “Dancing with the Stars.” She continues to be a memorable player in prime time and frequently guest-starred on the Emmy award-winning series 30 Rock as Tracy Morgan’s wife, Angie Jordan. Sherri executive produced and starred in her own sitcom SHERRI on Lifetime and has made laugh out loud appearances in Less than Perfect, Everybody Loves Raymond, Joan of Arcadia, Suddenly Susan and The Jamie Foxx Show. She got rave reviews in the lead dramatic role of Joy White in the Lifetime movie “Abducted: the Carlina White Story” and most recently co-starred w Katherine Heigl in “One for the Money”. Additionally, she has appeared in such feature films as the award-winning Precious based on the novel Push by Sapphire, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, Guess Who, Who’s Your Caddy, Beauty Shop and Cellular. Sherri also had a successful run in the critically acclaimed off-Broadway hit “Love, Loss and What I Wore.

Going back to her roots in stand up, Sherri taped her first one hour comedy special “Sherri Shepherd: It’s My Time to Talk”, which premiered on the EPIX network June 21.

Sharing her passion for staying healthy, Sherri authored PLAN D: How to Lose Weight and Beat Diabetes Even If You Don’t Have It (Harper Collins) which debuted April 30 and hit #13 on the New York Times Best Seller List. She isalsothe author of a humorous autobiography, Permission Slips: Every Woman’s Guide to Giving Yourself a Break (Grand Central Publishing).

Knowing the heartache and joy of raising a child with special needs, Sherri has partnered with the YAI National Institute to raise awareness for children and adults with disabilities.

Taking her not so secret passion for wearing wigs, Sherri recently created a high fashion wig collection, “Luxhair Now by Sherri Shepherd™” which consists of 12 wigs in various lengths, from short pixies to long and luscious waves, and come in 18 colors.

Sherri has an eight-year-old son, Jeffrey, and recently married Lamar Sally. Their wedding was captured by The Style Network and “Wedding Fabulous: Sherri Shepherd Gets Married” garnered the highest ratings for a wedding special on the network.

They reside in New Jersey.

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female black talk show hosts (74)Sasheer Zamata joins a host of iconic comedians as the latest addition to the cast of Saturday Night Live!

Sasheer is an actress, writer, and comedian living in NYC. After graduating from the University of Virginia with a degree in Drama, she moved to New York in 2009 and began performing at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater.

Her work has been featured in BUST, Jezebel, Hairpin, Vulture, Think Progress, Clutch Magazine, Time Out New York and The New York Times. She’s done stand up at the Bridgetown Comedy Festival, the Great American Comedy Festival, the Letterman Showcase in the North Carolina Comedy Arts Festival, Comedy Central’s Comics to Watch Showcase, and has opened for John Mulaney and the Bonnaroo365 tour. Cosmo also listed her as a comic to watch.

She has performed in online videos for Jest and College Humor that have been featured on the Today Show and Jezebel. She wrote and performed in a webseries for The Cooking Channel, called Fodder.She co-starred in The Cooking Channel’sBack In Time for Thanksgiving special. She appears in sketches on Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell on FX, and Inside Amy Schumer on Comedy Central. She’ll be starring in MTV’s Hey Girl and ABC’s Would You Fall For That?, and you can occasionally see her in commercials for Target, Verizon Wireless, NY Lotto and Apple.

She also loves thrift shopping and eating.

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female black talk show hosts (76)Maya Rudolph emerged as a face in the crowd on television’s most popular sketch-comedy show to become a respected and sought-after actress in her own right. After landing early minor roles on various television series and in the occasional high-profile film like “As Good as It Gets” (1997), Rudolph’s big break came in 2000 when she joined the regular cast of “Saturday Night Live” (NBC, 1975- ).

During her seven years on the show, she established herself as one of the most memorable female performers in its history with her wildly diverse characters and commanding vocal ability. Rudolph continued to pursue a feature film career in the off-season as well, with turns in projects like Adam Sandler’s “50 First Dates” (2004), writer-director Mike Judge’s “Idiocracy” (2006) and the DreamWorks animated smash “Shrek the Third” (2007). Post-“SNL,” Rudolph garnered rave reviews and newfound respect as an actress for her starring role as an expectant mother alongside John Krasinski in Sam Mendes’ low-key dramedy “Away We Go” (2009).

She went on to enjoy not only critical acclaim, but box office success alongside former “SNL” cohort Kirsten Wiig in the breakout comedy smash “Bridesmaids” (2011) while simultaneously returning to weekly TV with a co-starring role on “Up All Night” (NBC, 2011- ). Rudolph’s seemingly limitless versatility, combined with the invaluable comedic training in Studio 8H had positioned her as one of the most welcome presences in both film and television.

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female black talk show hosts (78)Early life
Wayans was born in New York, New York, the daughter of Elvira, a homemaker and social worker, and Howell Wayans, a supermarket manager. Her family was involved in the Jehovah’s Witnesses religion. She and her family lived in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood. She is sister of Keenan, Dwayne, Damon, Nadia, Shawn and Marlon. She graduated from Seward Park High School and Wesleyan University.

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In film she appeared in I’m Gonna Git You Sucka and Don’t Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood (both directed by her brother Keenan), and had a starring role in the art film Talking About Sex and later co-starred in Juwanna Mann as homosexual center Latisha Jansen. She starred with her siblings on the Fox variety show In Living Color. Her other television work includes regular appearances on the sitcom In the House with LL Cool J and a recurring role on A Different World. Recently, she has worked as a story editor on her brother Damon’s sitcom My Wife and Kids.

In 2008 she co-wrote a series of children’s books with her husband Kevin Knotts entitled Amy Hodgepodge about a multiracial girl adjusting to life in public school after years of homeschooling.

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female black talk show hosts (80)Just how funny is comedian and actress Loni Love? Ask Variety and Comedy Central, both of which have named her among their “Top 10 Comics to Watch” or Campus Activity magazine, which honored her as its “Hot Comic for 2009.” Love is not only one of the most hilarious and lovable comics performing stand-up on the comedy club and college circuits, but also a busy TV host, guest and actress who has also appeared in films and dramatic plays.

Love starred in her own half-hour special for Comedy Central and has also been seen on the channel’s ” Premium Blend,” “Weekends at the DL” and “Chocolate News.” Her many television appearances include “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn,” “The Best Damn Sports Show Period,” VH1’s “I Love the 70’s/80’s/90’s,” VH1’s “The Great Debate” and “Comics Unleashed,” among numerous others.

Love has enjoyed a recurring role on the Nickelodeon show “Ned’s Declassified School Survival Guide” as well as guest starring roles on UPN’s “Girlfriends” and the CBS sitcom “Worst Week.” She was host of the “E! Wildest TV Show Moments” and guest host on “GSN Live.”

In 2009 Loni became a CNN correspondent for the show “D.L. Hughley Breaks the News” covering the inauguration of President Barack Obama, as well as doing correspondence for the “Dr. Oz Show.” Currently Loni is a regular panelist on E!s hit show “Chelsea Lately” and TruTV’s “The Smoking Gun Presents: The World’s Dumbest.” Loni recently premiered her first one hour special for Comedy Central: “America’s Sister.” Loni’s first love is performing for live audiences. She puts it quite simply, “I love to make people laugh!”

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female black talk show hosts (82)Aisha Tyler’s talent and versatility sparked her rapid ascent in Hollywood and have earned her critical raves and industry respect. Her hot-streak stint as the first female and African-American host of E!’s Emmy-winning “Talk Soup” landed her firmly in the spotlight. After “Talk Soup,” Aisha moved quickly into television and film, enjoying another first: being the first African-American to play an extended character arc on NBC’s “Friends.” She later co-starred with Jennifer Love Hewitt in the CBS hit “Ghost Whisperer,” and had recurring roles on both “CSI” and “24” in the same season. Aisha has made numerous television appearances, including FX’s “Nip/Tuck,” HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” Comedy Central’s “Reno 911,” Cartoon Network’s “The Boondocks,” and many more.

Aisha’s film career is taking off. Since 2007 she has appeared in Adam Sandler’s hit movie “Bedtime Stories,” alongside Kevin Bacon in the thriller “Death Sentence,” and with Christopher Walken in the comedy “Balls of Fury.” In 2009, moviegoers will see her in “Black Water Transit,” a New Orleans crime drama directed by Tony Kaye (“American History X”) and starring Laurence Fishburne, Karl Urban, and Brittany Snow. Aisha also had roles in “.45,” “The Santa Clause” 2 and 3, and “Never Die Alone.”

Aisha got her start as a stand-up comic, and has brought her trademark wit to multiple appearances on “The Tonight Show,” “Late Night with David Letterman,” “The Today Show,” “Politically Incorrect,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “The Late Late Show,” and more. February 2009 brings Aisha’s own hotly anticipated one-hour special to Comedy Central—“Aisha Tyler is Lit: Live at the Fillmore.” Recorded in her hometown of San Francisco at the historic Fillmore rock venue, the special is drawing rave early reviews. Her comedic voice is edgy, honest, and wonderfully refreshing, and a look at her audience reveals her broad appeal: she draws women and men, mainstreamers and urbanites, and the young and old alike. Aisha will tour throughout 2009 to support the DVD, which will be available in stores and for digital download on February 24, 2009.

Critical acclaim for Aisha has been effusive. Esquire called Aisha “sweetly wicked.” Maxim anointed her one of its “Hot 100” two years in a row. USA Today praised her “dazzling versatility.” US Weekly called her “terrific,” and “swiss-watch perfect.” Vibe crowned her “the next Queen of Comedy.” And Tongue gushed, “[she’s] hot-as-the-day-is-long and so cool…the most unlikely crossover since Charlie Pride.”

Aisha is also a successful author, having published 2004’s “Swerve: Reckless Observations of a Postmodern Girl.” She is a frequent contributor to Glamour magazine, as well as Jane, O: The Oprah Magazine, and others. Among her many interests, Aisha is an avid gamer, and was named to the exclusive seven-member Halo Council. She cares deeply about charity, acting as a spokesperson for the American Red Cross, leading Dove self-esteem workshops for teenage girls, consulting with the Trust for Public Land’s Parks for People project, and fundraising for Doctors without Borders, the Family Violence Prevention Fund, and the International Rescue Committee.

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female black talk show hosts (85)Marina Franklin is emerging as one of the hottest stars in the comedy scene today. Whether she’s talking about her long list of ethnically diverse boyfriend choices or her confusing white/black experiences as a kid, she always comes out ahead with her razor-sharp humor. Her numerous television appearances include “Chapelle’s Show,” NBC’s “Last Comic Standing,” VH1, Oxygen’s “Girls Behaving Badly,” “Showtime at the Apollo” and Comedy Central’s “Premium Blend.” Marina routinely performs across the country at comedy clubs and universities and has appeared at the Montreal Comedy Festival and the New York Underground Comedy Festival. Marina was recently a correspondent for “The Jay Leno Show.”

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female black talk show hosts (87)Ellen Cleghorne (born November 29, 1965 in Brooklyn, New York) is an African-American actress and comedian best known for her roles on Saturday Night Live.

Ellen, a native New Yorker, first established her talents in New York City comedy clubs. In 1991, she was approached by the producers of Saturday Night Live, and began a four-year stint on SNL. Ellen portrayed such characters as Zoraida, a smart-aleck NBC page who bothers the celebrity hosts of the show, and Queen Sheniqua, the Afrocentric critic who appears on Weekend Update; she also impersonated Anita Hill, Whoopi Goldberg, Joycelyn Elders, and Natalie Cole. In 1995, she left SNL to star in Cleghorne!, a sitcom that aired for one season on The WB network. In it, Ellen played single mother Ellen Carlson. Cleghorne! was cancelled after 12 episodes.

Cleghorne also appeared, off and on, on the cult TV show The Adventures of Pete and Pete, which aired on Nickelodeon. Cleghorne played a bus driver whose main function was as the love interest of Pete’s regular bus driver. One bit of subtle humor from the show was that, in contrast to her SNL personas as outspoken and/or Afro-centric persons, her role consisted of her acting almost exaclty the same as her white male love interest on the show, and their personalities could be best described as “plastic.”

Although Cleghorne has appeared in independent films and comedy segments since the cancellation of Cleghorne!, she has faded from mainstream entertainment. This was referenced in the 2005 movie Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story.

She has had a series of skits played recently on XM radio’s channel 150, which features uncensored comedy.
Recurring Characters on SNL

Zoraida, a smart-aleck NBC page who bothers the celebrity hosts of SNL
Queen Sheniqua, a self-proclaimed African queen who does commentary on Weekend Update

Celebrity Impersonations on SNL

Alfre WoodardAlice WalkerAnita BakerAnita HillDebbie AllenDr. DreFlorence Griffith-Joyner (b.k.a. Flo-Jo)Jackée HarryJoycelyn Eldersformer “In Living Color” castmember Kim WayansMarguerite SimpsonMarla GibbsMary J. BligeNatalie ColeNorma QuarlesPatti LaBelleRobin QuiversSister SouljahTina TurnerToni Morrison

Whoopi Goldberg

Source: http://www.rottentomatoes.com/celebrity/ellen_cleghorne/biography.php

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female black talk show hosts (89)Wanda Sykes has been called “one of the funniest stand up comics” by her peers and ranks among Entertainment Weekly’s 25 Funniest People in America. Her smart-witted stand up has sent her career in many different areas.

This Fall she debuts in her own late night talk show THE WANDA SYKES SHOW on Fox. The show will be weekly and air on Saturday nights. In October she can be seen in her second HBO stand up special. This fall she returns as “Barb” on the CBS comedy THE NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE.

She was last seen in her HBO comedy special WANDA SYKES: SICK & TIRED which debuted in October 2006 and was nominated for a 2007 Primetime Emmy for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Special. It was taped before a live audience at the Moore Theatre in Seattle, WANDA SYKES: SICK & TIRED, features material from her recent national tour. Among the topics covered are: politics, gay marriage, karma, healthcare, racial profiling, the pressure of being a woman and the perks of getting older.

Sykes was seen in the feature films “Evan Almighty,” the sequel to “Bruce Almighty,” in which she co-starred with Steve Carell, the New Line feature “Monster-In-Law” starring opposite Jennifer Lopez and Jane Fonda, and was heard in the animated feature “Over The Hedge” for Dreamworks as well as “The Barnyard” for Paramount Pictures. She can also be seen co-starring with Luke Wilson and Uma Thurman in the romantic comedy “My Super Ex-Girlfriend.” Sykes starred and produced the Comedy Central show “Wanda Does It” where she tried various non-showbiz jobs. Her first book titled Yeah, I Said It, published by Simon and Schuster, hit bookstores in September 2004. Yeah, I Said It is a hilarious collection of essays touching on life, family and current events.

In the fall of 2003 she was seen on Fox’s “Wanda at Large” which she wrote, produced and starred in. She also has a one hour Comedy Central special called “Wanda Sykes: Tongue Untied”. In addition, she can be seen on HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm” or heard on Comedy Central’s “Crank Yankers” as the voice of Gladys Murphy.

Wanda was born in Portsmouth, Virginia and raised in Maryland. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Hampton University. Her stand-up career began at a Coors Light Super talent Showcase in Washington, DC where she performed for the first time in front of a live audience.

She spent 5 years as part of the HBO’s critically acclaimed “Chris Rock Show.” As a performer and writer on the show, she was nominated for three Primetime Emmy’s and in 1999 won the Emmy for “Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Special.” In 2001, she won the American Comedy Award for “Outstanding Female Stand Up Comic”. She won three more Emmy’s, in 2002, 2004 and 2005 , for her work on “Inside the NFL” for “Outstanding Studio Show – Weekly- Inside The NFL”.

Source: http://www.wandasykes.com/WandaSykes_bio.php

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female black talk show hosts (91)Debra Renee Wilson Skelton (born April 26, 1962) is an American comedienne and actress. Wilson is notable for being one of the original cast members on the sketch comedy series MADtv and for once being the longest-serving cast member on the show. (That record was tied by fellow cast member Aries Spears in 2005 and broken by Michael McDonald in 2006). She has also done voice work for the animated series The Oblongs, American Dad, Family Guy, Gary and Mike, The Proud Family and Clone High.
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Biography

Wilson was born and raised in New York City, in the neighborhood of Ozone Park, Queens. Wilson attended the New York City High School of the Performing Arts. After graduation, she continued her studies at Syracuse University, working in television and radio broadcasting. Her acting debut was on the television pilot The Apollo Comedy Hour. Following this success she became a series regular on The Uptown Comedy Club and co-hosted Can We Shop? with Joan Rivers. She was hosting various programming on the TV Guide Channel until October 2006. Wilson married writer/director Cliff Skelton in April 2006.

Career

MADtv

Wilson was one of the original eight cast members of MADtv when the series aired in 1995. Wilson came to the show with a background in sketch comedy, improv and television. MADtv was her third TV series, although she had done stand up in New York for one year. Wilson was credited for creating some of the most popular recurring characters on the show. Among her characters were Cloret, Latina bimbo Melina (Lida and Melina), Reality Check’s Tovah McQueen, Stick Chick Autumn, Kappa Kappa Kappa sorority sister Hayden Brooks, Alexis Dubane (Prehistoric Glamazon Huntresses), blaxploitation actress Cocoa Latite (Son of Dolemite), Lowered Expectations Host and Ms. Not Nice (Jenny Jones). Perhaps her best known character was the fast talking “Black American Princess” Bunifa Latifah Halifah Sharifa Jackson. The character quickly accuses other characters’ most basic assertions as being motivated by racism.
Debra Wilson as Whitney Houston.

She frequently appeared as Oprah Winfrey, often paired up with Michael McDonald as supposed lover Dr. Phil McGraw, or with Aries Spears as long-time companion Stedman Graham. The character would be reprised in Scary Movie 4, which spoofed the Tom Cruise couch-jumping incident in 2005, on E! Entertainment and on Comic Relief 2006 on HBO and TBS.

Her most well known impersonation was of R&B diva Whitney Houston. Wilson would parody Houston’s reported frequent fights with her husband Bobby Brown (played by Aries Spears), and her reported drug use (in the Christmas 2002 episode, Wilson portrayed Houston with frequent seriousness and smiles as to mimic her interview with Diane Sawyer on ABC.

Other impressions included Beyoncé Knowles, Brandy, Chris Tucker, Condoleezza Rice, Jada Pinkett Smith, Downtown Julie Brown, Lil’ Kim, Macy Gray, Mariah Carey, Rosie Perez, Jennifer Lopez, Whoopi Goldberg, and Tisha Campbell.

When Nicole Sullivan left MADtv in 2001, Wilson became the last original cast member on the show. After eight seasons as a cast member, Wilson left in 2003. She and Sullivan were the only cast members to be given special recognition during their last appearance. At the time of her departure, Wilson held the record for the longest serving MADtv cast member. Wilson, along with fellow former cast members Sullivan and Will Sasso, would reappear in the 2004-2005 season, both reprising some of their famous characters.

After three years away from MADtv, Wilson returned for the 300th episode on November 17, 2007 (where she was credited as “Debra Wilson-Skelton” during the opening credits) doing her famous impression of Whitney Houston.

Television projects

Since her debut on MADtv, Wilson has done voice acting on episodes on numerous television shows, landing some recurring roles on such shows as Clone High, Family Guy, and The Mr. Potato Head Show. She voiced Captain Lisa Cusak in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode “The Sound of Her Voice”.

Wilson has made numerous independent films, including Jane White Is Sick and Twisted, Skin Deep (in which she performed in her first frontal nude scene) and Soulmates. She was also in an episode of Without a Trace as a nurse. She and Sullivan have done commercials for Pepsi’s Sierra Mist. She appeared as herself on the February 15, 1999, episode of WCW Monday Nitro accompanying MADtv castmate Will Sasso in his professional wrestling match against Bret Hart.

She was the co-host of TV Guide Channel’s TV Watercooler with John Fugelsang, until she was replaced by Teresa Strasser in October 2006. She also participated in VH1’s Celebrity Paranormal Project, where she was the first celebrity to make direct emotional contact with a spirit.

Theater projects

Wilson performed off-Broadway with the improvisational comedy troupe Noo Yawk Tawk directed by Richmond Shepard at The Village Gate (1988-1991).

Personal life

Wilson has two cats and an Emperor scorpion. She often volunteers as an actress with the Young Storytellers Program. Wilson plays the Aboriginal didgeridoo and collects slide puzzles. Her favorite subjects are forensics and the paranormal.

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female black talk show hosts (93)Memphis, Tennessee was home until Leslie’s dad took a job in Los Angeles at Stevie Wonder’s radio station, KJLH, as a electronic engineer.

“I went to high school in Lynwood. I played basketball to please my dad. I also got free shoes and could miss class. When they told me I could get a scholarship to college I said cool. Where am I going.”

College first took Leslie to Chapman in the OC on a basketball scholarship. Leslie’s coach left Chapman and asked her to join him at Colorado State University. Leslie didn’t care what college she was going to. Anything to get out of the house. Leslie wanted to be able to go to the refrigerator and eat whenever and whatever she wanted.

“I’ve always been crazy. I never knew I was funny. I just thought I was insane.”

Leslie’s first time on stage was at Colorado State. The school paper was at her performance. She won the “Funniest Person on Campus” and thought she was going to become a star. Leslie returned to Los Angeles and got up at the World Famous Comedy Store and bombed like a 747. Next stop: Outside where she threw up.

“You’re throwing up those bad ass jokes,” the host told her.

Unfazed by this experience, Leslie opened up for Jamie Foxx and the DJ scratched a song through her whole set. As she watched Jamie, she realized, she didn’t have anything to talk about except going to Church and her uncle who stuttered. The audience booed her. Her friends were ready to fight the audience.

Leslie vowed she would never step on stage again until she was ready, but it hurt her more not to go up than to go up. While attending college, she’d been a cook, waitress, cashier, justice of the peace (Sworn in as the assistant to the judge, she married people who got Annulments) sold perfume, conducted surveys and answered phones as a receptionist and was even an interpreter who could not speak another language. None of it worked. Comedy was calling out to her!

By day Leslie worked at UPS, by night she performed at the comedy spots around Los Angeles

“You’d better not call my line with an attitude.

I’d send your package to Cairo!”

With her theatre background at CSU coupled with her natural talents and her love of performing, Leslie started getting opportunities to appear in various features, commercials, and television sitcoms some of which are, In the House, Coach, Snap Judgment, For the Love of the Game, Malcolm and Eddie, and Girlfriends.

“When I started out, I just wanted to go into a club and hold my own. There were only a few women out. I wanted to be that one woman who would come out and everyone would love. I was part of the Grunt crew. I tried to go up everywhere and we were horrible. When I was coming up, Guy Torre would have to see you 3 times before you could get up at the Comedy Store. He wanted you to rip too.”

Finally Leslie made it to “Just for Laughs Montreal Comedy Festival” and landed a role in Martin Lawrence’s comedy, National Security. From Comedy Central’s Premium Blend to a regular on BET’s The Way We Do It, she’s performed during the Aspen Comedy Festival, and won the national and regional Bacardi By Night Comedy Tour. She’s been featured on Comedy Central’s Laffapalooza – Urban Comedy Arts Festival. Last month, Leslie completed yet another movie for Coke Daniels, Gangsta Rap, and, on July 4, 2006, Master P’s Repos debuted on DVD.

Leslie performs her wild and crazy standup for comedy clubs and television audiences both nationwide and internationally with appearances on Showtime at the Apollo, BET’s Comicview, the international hot television show Comedy Factor and HBO’s Def Comedy Jam 2006. VIBE magazine featured her with a five-page article and photo spread. Her extensive physical training in collegiate basketball, running, swimming and volleyball play major roles in Leslie’s comedy antics.

“Comedy is in my blood. You have to want to be a comic. I hate it when people say I’m going to try it out. People don’t say, I’m going to try and be a doctor. You can get killed that way. . . I say, your life comes back around. I finally reached one of my goals. Def Comedy Jam 2006. Now I’m on my way.

I feel incredible.”

Official Homepage: JustLeslie.com

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Comedian and actress Mo’Nique is best known for her bold, brassy stand-up routines about body image (she’s an advocate of owning your size and believing in yourself no matter what you look like) and male/female relationships. In addition to her outspoken comedy, Mo’Nique is host of her own BET talk show (The Mo’Nique Show) and an Oscar-winning actress for her role in the 2009 filmPrecious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire.

  • Mo’Nique (born Monique Imes) was born in Baltimore, Maryland.
  • She began performing stand-up in the late ’90s in Baltimore comedy clubs on a dare from her brother.
  • In 1999, she landed a starring role on the UPN sitcomThe Parkers, which ran until 2004.
  • In 2003, Mo’Nique published her first book, calledSkinny Women Are Evil.
  • She began hosting her own BET talk show,The Mo’Nique Show, in 2009.
  • In 2009, she starred in the filmPrecious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire, for which she won several major critics’ awards including Sundance Jury Prize and the Golden Globe and Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.
  • In 2001, Mo’Nique toured with The Queens of Comedy alongside fellow comedians Laura Hayes, Adele Givens and Sommore. The following year, a concert film and tour documentary about the group was released.
  • She was the first female comedian to host the stand-up showcaseShowtime at the Apollo, which she hosted for two seasons.
  • She was nominated for NAACP Imag
    e Awards for Outstanding Actress during all of her five seasons onThe Parkers, and won three times in 2001, 2002 and 2004.
  • In 2005, she hosted the reality showMo’Nique’s Fat Chanceon the Oxygen network.
  • She hosted the BET Awards three times, in 2003, 2004 and 2007.
  • In addition to her TV and hosting work, Mo’Nique has appeared in a number of feature films includingSoul Plane,Domino,Baby Boy,Welcome Home, Roscoe Jenkinsand had a starring role inPhat Girlz.
  • From 2008 to 2009, she was host of the syndicated radio showMo’Nique in the Afternoon.

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female black talk show hosts (96)Orange, New Jersey born & raised Roslane Gholston, known to some as Big Roz or Lady Roz G, is one of the funniest up & coming female comedians in the country. As soon as she blazes the stage with her comedic skills, thunderous voice, and her voluptuous persona, promoters are waiting to book her and the audience is eagerly waiting to shake her hand. In a male dominated career, Roz G is as strong on stage as the average male comedian. The statement …”I’m not going behind her” is frequently heard from other comedians.

Roz G is no stranger to large audience since she has 10 years experience as a motivational speaker on 12-Step programs and Women’s Issues all over the country. Roz G has developed her own following by hosting and performing at a variety clubs, colleges and special events in the tri-state area and abroad. In addition, she sings, raps, and dances; and most of all she is naturally FUNNY. This multi-talented comedian is sizzling and definitely a star in the making. Roz G has accomplished the goals that other comedians take years to do, as you will see in her attached resume. Funny females are hard to find but she is definitely moving and shaking to the level. Catch Roz G this fall on the new season of BET Comic View 2005 in New Orleans also Comedy Central’s Laffapalooza Comedy Festival.
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female black talk show hosts (98)Stand-Up Comedienne, Alycia Cooper, has been acting since the age of seven. She started out at Howard University’s Children’s Repertory Theater and continued to act throughout college. In 1991 she played the principal role of “Evilene” in the hit musical, “The Wiz.”

For eight years, Alycia Cooper produced television in Washington, D.C. She was the creative force behind such shows as “Video Soul,” “In Your Ear,” “Rap City” and “Soundstage” (the restaurant and club). She spent two years producing a radio show for 96.3 WHUR-FM called, “The Audrey Chapman Show.”

Alycia Cooper was the Public Relations Assistant for “In the Public Eye, Productions” with such clients as Iyanla VanZant, Les Brown, Derek McGinty, (co-anchor of “Real Sports” with Bryant Gumbel”), and a host of others. Since moving to Los Angeles, she has worked on “The Magic Hour,” “The Love Connection,” “MTV,” “Men are From Mars, Women are from Venus,” “Oh Drama,” “The Grown-Ups” and “The Parkers.”

She writes the “Top 10’s” for the #1 radio show in Los Angeles, “The Steve Harvey Morning Show,” and has written for the likes of Russell Simmons, of Def Jam fame. As for sitcoms, she has written specs of “Veronica’s Closet,” “Jesse,” “The Jamie Foxx Show,” “Everybody Loves Raymond,” “Will and Grace” and “Bernie Mac Show.” She has also penned a feature length screenplay.

Alycia Cooper was chosen by Sara Finney-Johnson and Bill Boulware of “The Parkers / Moesha” fame to sit in the writer’s room every day and learn the craft firsthand at “The Parkers” as a WGA Trainee. She was selected out of dozens of applicants.

Upon completion of her trainee position, Alycia wrote and produced new “main titles” for “The Parkers” that air at the top of the show every Monday night at 8pm on UPN, and became the first female “audience warm-up” person for the show.

Alycia Cooper has been a featured comic on “BET’s Comicview.” She has also been on “BET Live” and “Oh Drama.” She is currently touring the country performing comedy while simultaneously producing a new show for “BET” hosted by fellow comic, Sheryl Underwood.

Alycia Cooper is multi-talented and an asset to any team with which she works. Her background has created relationships with people in the record industry, television, film, radio, comedy circuits, public relations and casting. Her tenacity and work ethic inspires and brings out the best in those around her.
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Official Homepage: http://www.alyciacooper.com

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female black talk show hosts (100)Armed with a megawatt smile, an engaging presence, and a very unique perspective, Erin Jackson is poised to take the world of comedy by storm! In fact, she’d probably be well on her way to superstardom by now if her friends and family hadn’t spent so many years tearing down her dreams and stealing her joy.

Equal parts sarcasm and insightful commentary, Erin’s laid-back style quickly made her a crowd favorite in the Washington, D.C. and Baltimore metropolitan areas. Erin has appeared on The Bob and Tom Radio Show, Comedy Central’s Live at Gotham, and NBC’s Last Comic Standing 6 — where she was a semifinalist. Erin is currently peddling her comedic wares at venues all around the country, and while she’s in no rush to achieve celebrity status, she is looking forward to the day when she becomes famous enough to move to Hollywood, buy a mansion and marry a White woman — the ultimate symbol of success for Black celebrities.

If you haven’t had the chance to catch Erin live or if you’re already a fan, click on over to the calendar page for a list of upcoming shows and check her out when she’s in your ‘hood.
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female black talk show hosts (102)Sommore (born Lori Ann Rambough on May 15, 1967) is an actress and comedian from Trenton, New Jersey. She is the half sister of actress Nia Long.

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Sommore has appeared on various shows including Def Comedy Jam, Showtime at the Apollo, Comicview, and BET’s Live from L.A. She has also had guest appearances on television sitcoms The Hughleys and The Parkers, and she has been featured on the Oprah Winfrey Show. She also roasted Flavor Flav on Comedy Central Roast of Flavor Flav.

Her film appearances include 2004’s Soul Plane, A Miami Tail, Friday After Next, and Something New.

Sommore and fellow African American female comedians Mo’Nique, Laura Hayes, and Adele Givens were the stars on the Queens of Comedy tour, which was filmed and subsequently shown on Showtime and released on DVD.

Sommore was a winning participant on the sixth season of Celebrity Fit Club. She lost 11 pounds during the show.

Her Comedy Central special The Queen Stands Alone debuted on September 13, 2008.

Official Homepage: http://www.sommore.com

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female black talk show hosts (104)Jackie “Moms” Mabley (March 19, 1894 – May 23, 1975) was an African American comedienne.

Born Loretta Mary Aiken in Brevard, Transylvania County, North Carolina, Mabley was one of the most successful entertainers of the black vaudeville stage (“Chitlin’ Circuit”), earning ,000 a week at Harlem’s Apollo Theater at the height of her career. She made her New York City debut at Connie’s Inn in Harlem [1].

In the 1960s, she become known to a wider white audience, playing Carnegie Hall in 1962, and making a number of mainstream TV appearances in the 1960s.

She was billed as “The Funniest Woman in the World,” and she tackled topics too edgy for many other comics of the time, including racism. She got away with it courtesy of her persona: on stage she appeared to be a small, bedraggled woman in a house dress and a funny hat, a 1950’s version of a “bag-lady” persona. She added the occasional satirical song to her jokes, and had a minor song hit in the 1960s with a serious plea for peace, “Everything’s Gonna Be Alright.”

One of her regular themes was her romantic preference for handsome young men rather than old, “washed-up geezers” (as witness one of her album titles: Young Men, Sí – Old Men, No). Her aged and bedraggled appearance, including performing with no teeth, made her stated aspirations all the funnier. (In fact, her lack of many apparent feminine characteristics; plus her cackling, scratchy voice; led to assorted rumors that she was actually a man.)

She took her stage name, Jackie Mabley, from an early boyfriend, commenting to Ebony magazine in a 1970’s interview that he’d taken so much from her, it was the least she could do to take his name. Later she became known as “Moms” because she was indeed “Mom” to many other comedians on the circuit in the 1950s and 60s. She was one of the top women doing stand-up in her heyday, and recorded more than 20 albums of comedy routines. She appeared in movies, on television, and in clubs.

She is buried in Ferncliff Cemetery, Hartsdale, New York.
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female black talk show hosts (106)Comedienne. Political Satirist. Republican. Conservative. Not the first things that come to mind when you look at the beautiful and talented Sheryl Underwood. There’s more to her than meets the eye. One of the most brilliant comics on the scene today, Underwood’s claim to fame is that she dares to say what people are really thinking and makes no apologies for it.

Underwood’s comedy career began in 1989 when she became the first female finalist in the popular Miller Lite Comedy Search. Since then her career has continued to skyrocket. Sheryl has won a number of high profile comedy competitions including Johnny Walker Red, Funniest Woman at the Improv, Old English Comedy Crunch and BET’s Comic View’s Funniest Female Comedian. In 1995 Underwood was named 1st runner-up in the Bay Area Black Comedy Competition, securing Sheryl a place in history as the first female comedian- in fact, the only comedian- to place in the competition’s final round three years in a row.

With all these accomplishments on the comedy circuit, Sheryl began her next challenge – to conquer the world of television. When BET needed an additional host for their popular talk show, Oh Drama! Sheryl answered the call and was an immediate hit as the show’s newest host. Audiences took instantly to her bluntness, wry humor and down to earth appeal, which lead to the creation of her own show Holla. The self-produced and created talk show based loosely on Bill Maher’s Politically Incorrect brings together a panel of guests with vastly different opinions to discuss politics, sex, current events and various newsworthy topic- with explosive results- moderated by Underwood, Holla airs on BET Tuesday & Thursdays at 9:30 PM.

The same qualities that endeared Sheryl to BET audiences have made her a favorite on shows such as Politically Incorrect, HBO’s All-Star Def Comedy Jam, Showtime’s Full-Frontal Comedy Show, Motown Live and Fox’s Saturday Night Special. Her appeal also extends to film with roles in Bullworth and Master P’s I Got the Hook Up.

Not only is Sheryl one of the hardest working comedians in the country, she is also a philanthropist, donating 5% of her road earnings to Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., where she is a lifetime member and has served as President of her local chapter (Omieron Rho Zeta chapter). In addition to the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Sheryl is also a member of the National Council of Negro Women and the NAACP. She also supports a number of worthy causes, including founding the African-American Female Comedian Association.

With upcoming appearances on Comedy Central & Showtime’s Laff-a-palooza, Sheryl continues to push the envelope: discussing sex, politics, current events and relationships. Her onstage show elicits bold testimonials from even the most conservative crowds. Whether on radio, television or in film, Sheryl is quick to use humor to convey her views in a down-to-earth, likable style. Her controversial opinions as a sexually progressive, God-fearing, staunch, black Republican woman come across loud and clear during her on-stage show much to the enjoyment of loyal fans and new enthusiasts alike.
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female black talk show hosts (108)Whoopi Goldberg was born Caryn Johnson in New York City. Her mother, a nurse and teacher, raised her daughter and a son on her own after Whoopi’s preacher father left the family. The future star spent the first years of her life in a public housing project in Manhattan. Drawn to the theater from earliest childhood, she made her performing debut at age eight with the Helena Rubinstein Children’s Theatre at the Hudson Guild. After dropping out of high school at 14, she lied about her age to find work as a summer camp counselor, and singing in the choruses of the Broadway shows Hair, Jesus Christ Superstar and Pippin. After surviving an early experience with drug addiction, she married at age 18, and gave birth to a daughter, Alexandrea.

After breaking with her husband, she and Alexandrea moved to California in 1974. The following year she helped found the San Diego Repertory Theatre and joined the improvisational theater group Spontaneous Combustion. It was at this time that Caryn Johnson adopted her distinctive stage name — Whoopi Goldberg — and began to develop the character monologues that were to make her famous. After moving to the San Francisco Bay Area, she joined another improvisational group, the Blake Street Hawkeyes, and acquired a large local following for her work as a stand-up comedian. Soon she was touring the U.S. and Europe with her one-woman production, The Spook Show.

In 1983, Whoopi Goldberg brought The Spook Show to New York’s Dance Theater Workshop, where it attracted immediate critical attention. The legendary director Mike Nichols saw her perform, and the following year presented her on Broadway in a revised version of her solo act, titled simply, Whoopi Goldberg. The one-woman show played to sold-out audiences into 1985, and brought her to the attention of Steven Spielberg, who cast her in the leading role in his film of Alice Walker’s acclaimed novel, The Color Purple. Making her film debut in this coveted role instantly established Goldberg as one of Hollywood’s leading dramatic actresses. Her powerful performance brought her a Golden Globe and her first Oscar nomination.

Goldberg followed her triumph in The Color Purple with a successful comic vehicle, Jumping Jack Flash, but her next few comedies were box office disappointments. Dramatic performances in the films Clara’s Heart and The Long Walk Home won her critical praise but also failed to find the large audiences the studios were banking on. At the close of the 1980s, Whoopi Goldberg was still very much in demand as a live performer, and with her friends Robin Williams and Billy Crystal, she headlined the popular Comic Relief television specials to support charities aiding the homeless.

In 1990, Goldberg began two seasons starring in the television sitcom Baghdad Café. In the same year, her faltering film career revived suddenly with her supporting role in the surprise hit Ghost. In the opinion of many critics, it was her performance as a phony — if well-intentioned — psychic that made the film a stand-out. Once again, the film industry was excited about Whoopi Goldberg, and she took home the year’s Oscar for Best Supporting Actress. She followed this with the box-office smash Sister Act, which cast her as a hard-boiled nightclub singer hiding out in a convent. The worldwide success of this comedy catapulted Whoopi Goldberg into the ranks of Hollywood’s top stars and led inevitably to a sequel. At the time of Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit, she was the highest paid actress in history. She earned continued respect from critics as well, with her appearance as a police detective in Robert Altman’s The Player.

Goldberg also enjoyed success on television, with
a recurring guest role, “Guinan,” on Star Trek: The Next Generation, a character she reprised in two Star Trek movies. Her other film successes in the 1990s included Made In America; Corinna, Corinna; Boys on the Side; and a voiceover role in the animated classic The Lion King. A late night talk program, The Whoopi Goldberg Show, proved the comedian and actress to be a serious and thoughtful observer of the political scene, but was cancelled after a single season. Goldberg won rave reviews hosting the annual Oscar telecast in 1994 and hosted the program again in 1996, 1999 and 2002. The following year, she starred in the TV sitcom Whoopi for a single season. She has also produced television series such as Strong Medicine on the Lifetime channel and Whoopi’s Littleburg on Nickelodeon.

On the 20th anniversary of her Broadway success, Whoopi Goldberg revived her one-woman show for another successful run at New York’s Lyceum Theatre. Over the course of her career, she has won every major honor awarded by the entertainment industry: the Oscar, Emmy, Grammy and Tony Awards. She has also received the Mark Twain Award for American Humor, presented in a 2001 ceremony at the Kennedy Center in Washington. Whoopi Goldberg has long been one of the most recognizable and best-loved figures in American popular culture. Since the summer of 2007, she has been a daily presence in American homes, as co-host of ABC’s morning talk show The View.

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female black talk show hosts (110)Thea Vidale (born November 26, 1956, in Washington, District of Columbia, U.S.) is an African-American stand-up comedian and actress. She began her career doing stand-up comedy in comic clubs in Washington, D.C., New York City, and Los Angeles. As an actress, she has also numerous guest appearances on sitcoms, including Ellen, The Wayans Bros., The Drew Carey Show, and My Wife and Kids. She is best known for her portrayal of “Thea” on the short-lived sitcom Thea for which she was nominated for a People’s Choice Award as Favorite Female in a New Series.

In 1999 promoted by Scott Sherman of Atlantic Entertainment Group, Thea appeared at the Philadelphia GLBT Pride Fest, her first glbt event, with comic Etta May and both were accoladed and awarded by the Mayor of Philadelphia by naming the day simultaneous officially “Thea Vidale Day” & “Etta May Day” in Philadelphia
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female black talk show hosts (112)Tiffany Haddish credits her social worker for her success as a comedian/actress. Growing up in foster care in South Central Los Angeles, it was her excessive talking and imaginary friends that prompted her increasingly flustered social worker to steer her in to stand-up comedy by enrolling her into the world famous Laugh Factory Comedy Camp for Children. Tiffany has been making people laugh ever since,appearing on HBO’s “Def Comedy Jam,” “Bill Bellamy’s Who’s Got Jokes” for TV One, and also on Comedy Central’s “Reality Bites”. Not only is she a Comedian. she has proven to be a versatile actress appearing in such diverse projects as the film comedy “Meet the Spartans” and the Lifetime drama “Racing for Time,” where she played a lead role opposite Charles Dutton. Currently, she is appearing opposite Ice Cube in “Janky Promoters”.

Tiffany’s comedy has taken her all over the world. She recently returned from performing on the USO Tour in Japan for U.S. Troops. She has performed all over Southern California at various comedy clubs and local venues such as: The Laugh Factory, The Comedy Store and Improv. She also performs in a comedy show “Chuckles Not Knuckles”, a program she developed for inner-city high school students that promotes non-violence.

Tiffany sees herself as sexy as Halle Berry, as funny as Jim Carrey, raw like Richard Pryor with the comedic timing of Lucille Ball, smooth like Eddie Murphy, Jewish as Whoopie Goodberg and hopes to some day have money like Oprah.

Official Homepage: http://tiffnicity.com/

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Arsenio Hall. Hall was one of the biggest TV personalities in the early 1990s. His talk show was a hit with the younger demographic and gave rise to the signature fist pump and chant “woof, woof, woof.”. He also appeared in the hit movie Coming to America with Eddie Murphy.

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Day time talk shows, a guilty pleasure for us all, has given rise to some of the most famous people in the world. Media empires have been built on the backs of this simple format. When it’s time to sit on the couch and tell the world your most intimate secrets, these famous Black talk show hosts were there to catch it all.Hall was one of the biggest TV personalities in the early 1990s. His talk show was a hit with the younger demographic and gave rise to the signature fist pump and chant “woof, woof, woof.” He also appeared in the hit movie Coming to America with Eddie Murphy. The Marine Corp veteran hosted the syndicated, Emmy Award winning Montel Williams Show from 1991 to 2008. He was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1999 and has been a spokesman for the cause to find a cure ever since. The launcher of careers started her own by leading a Chicago talk show to the top of the ratings and achieving syndication in 1986. She’s been a household name ever since. She is also credited with launching the careers of Dr. Phil, Iyanla Vanzant, and Dr. Oz. Steve Harvey got his start in stand-up comedy. What began as guest appearances on sitcoms became the creation of his own sitcom, and eventually his own daytime talk show. He’s the host of the game show Family Feud, and when he hosted the Miss Universe pageant in 2015, he made a now-famous blunder and announced the wrong winner. Former rapper and Grammy winner Queen Latifah started her talk show in 1999, but it only lasted two seasons. She relaunched it in 2010, mainly focusing on interviewing her famous connections, and this iteration lasted four seasons. The former defensive end for the New York Giants and NFL Hall of Famer decided to try his hand at day time television after retirement. He took over Regis Philbin’s spot on Live! with Regis and Kelly and went on to co-host Good Morning America. Capitalizing on his big break on Who’s Line is it Anyway, Brady had his own daytime talk show, The Wayne Brady Show for a few years. He is now the host of the relaunched Let’s Make a Deal. An acclaimed spiritual advisor and life coach, Vanzat appeared on the Oprah Winfrey show over 20 times in the late 1990’s. She took that recognition and made her own show, Iyanla: Fix My Life, which is a huge ratings success. She is also a New York Times best selling author of over 15 books.

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In 1998 after returning to the United Kingdom Goddard became the host of an ITV flagship daytime chat show, the BAFTA-winning Trisha. Goddard has been based in the United States since 2010, when she started working with Maury Povich on his TV series Maury as a “conflict resolution expert.”

As a black Britishwoman breaking into the industry, I appreciate every opportunity that comes my way, and I also think it’s important tocelebrate those that came before me and paved the way.

I’ve decided to shine a spotlight on some of the incredible black women who I watched regularly on the TV, were a major part of my childhood and also some women who were game changers and made a lot of firsts on British television.

First up…

Moira Clare Ruby Stuart OBE

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Moira was iconic! Famous for her red blazer and confident tone, Moira was the first black woman that I saw on the television.

I remember my Nanny always used to get excited when Moira came on BBC news and would call out to us to “Come and see Moira on the TV” with her soft and sweet Guyanese accent.

Moira isknown to many as the firstAfrican-Caribbeanfemale newsreader to appear on British television in 1981.

Moira Stuart’s career in radio and television spans more than two decades. She started her BBC career as a production assistant in Radio’s Talks and Documentaries department in the 1970s, before moving on to become a BBC Radio 4 announcer and a newsreader/programme presenter.

Moira is currently the newsreader forThe Chris Evans Breakfast ShowonBBC Radio 2.

Barbara Blake Hannah

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Before writing this post I shared some of my tributes to these amazing women on Instagram and that is where I was informed and corrected by DJ smooth Fuego, that Moira Stuart and Trevor McDonald weren’t the first black broadcasters to appear on Britishtelevision, but it was, in fact, Barbara Blake Hannah.

This was confirmed and brought to our attention by Miss Hannah herself in a response article in the Guardian “It wasn’t Trevor or Moira – I was the first black British TV presenter”.

In this article Barbara explained, “Not taking anything away from my excellent colleagues, I must put history right and state that in 1968 I made headlines in British newspapers when I was appointed one of three on-camera reporter/interviewers on Thames-TV’s daily evening show, Today with Eamonn Andrews.”

Unfortunately, racism was still at an all-time high in the UK and after nine months, Barbara’s contract was terminated as she was informed that the producers were under pressure from viewers who called in daily to say, “Get that n****r off our screens.”

female black talk show hosts (123)I’m thankful that Britishtelevision has changed and become so much more inclusive in the last 50 years. Of course, we’re still trying to provoke change and make the media more diverse but if it wasn’t for Barbara’s fight for journalism and what she loves a lot of us wouldn’t have been able to make these steps in the media today!

Floella Benjamin, Baroness Benjamin,OBE

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Now those of you over 20 will probably remember Floella from your childhood!

She was and still is a key figure in children’s television and has been shining her black girl magic since the 70s.

Floellais a Trinidadian-British actress, author, television presenter, singer,businesswomanand politician. She is known as the presenter of children’s programmes such asPlay School,Play AwayandFast Forward.

female black talk show hosts (125)Growing up I had a CBBC children’s book which featured pictures of all of the presenters over the years and I remember her face standing out and her infectious smile being such a big part of my childhood.

I’m so happy to have had such an early influence of beautiful black representation on the television.

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Josie D’arby

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Josie was definitely a game changer!

Another amazingly familiar face throughout my childhood, Josie is aWelshtelevision presenter and painter fromNewport, Wales. In the early 1990s, she presented onChildren’s BBCand onSMart as well as BBC’s Top of the Pops,in 1999 Josie became the youngest British woman to host her own chat show onChannel 5, titled Josie!

I mean, I hope to host my own TV show in the not too distant future this is absolute goals!

Diane LouiseJordan

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Look at this face… definitely a face you can trust lol

Growing up we all wanted that Blue Peter badge… I had a few badges from Brownies for doing arts and craft, I secured my prefect badge in year 6… but damn it never a Blue Peter badge.

Well Diane definitely secured herself the ultimate Blue Peter badge.She was the first black presenter of the children’s television programmeBlue Peter, being involved in the programme from 25 January 1990 until 26 February 1996, making her its fourth longest-serving female presenter (afterKonnie Huq,Valerie SingletonandLesley Judd).female black talk show hosts (129)

Diane is aChristian,and can currently be seen presentingBBC One’s religious programme,Songs of Praise.

Yasss honey!

AngellicaBell

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If you’re a fan of Celebrity MasterChef you might remember Angellica, she won last year and is back on the scene.

Angellica’s big break came in 2000 when she became the main anchor on CBBC and then hosted a wide variety of TV shows, from EastEnders Xtra, The CBBC Saturday show andis best-known for presenting on The One Show.

Honestly her CV is packed and she has clearly always been destined for great things… but unfortunately, she hit a speed bump in 2007 after posing in a black lace bra, knickers and stockings in a raunchy shoot for FHM, which almost had her reprimanded by the BBC as parents were outraged that she “wasn’t setting a good examples for young girls”

Clearly, this was the early naughties, before some of the current female singers started stripping down and singing about sex…. but oh wait weren’t the spice girls… NEVERMIND! lol

Anyway, she is definitely a go-getter and an inspiration to many.

Margherita Taylor

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Let’s talk about the lovely Margherita Taylor.

I’ve bumped into her a few times in the Global building (as she works on Heart FM) she’s gorgeous and absolutely lovely. I can not stress this enough lol. The last time I bumped into her she offered “if you ever want to catch up over a coffee I’m here”. I mean seriously I need to take her up on this offer as she’s a bloody legend and I’m sure I’ll get some gems from her!

Margherita first found fame in 1993 whenBirminghambased radio stationBRMBoffered her a slot as a DJ as part of a talent contest. She presented a weekend overnight show, but soon caught the attention of bosses atCapital London, and in 1994, was appointed presenter of weekend breakfast on the station, and provided cover for Capital’s other presenters.

Spending almost two decades at Capital FM and during her time there also began working at Capital’s sister station Classic FM, where she has been hostingSmooth Classicsfor 10 years and has most recently moved over to Heart FM.

Margherita began her TV career by hostingTop of The Popsfor the BBC and became one of the original presenters of theChannel 4daytime teen-aimed show,T4, alongsideDermot O’Learyand laterVernon Kay in 1999.

She has acted as a contributor forGood Morning Britain,Lorraine,Countryfile, andThis MorningonITV, presenting competitions.

June Konadu SarpongMBE

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I don’t care what anyone says, June Sarpong is an absolute LEGEND!

She began her media career withKiss 100and later became anMTV UK and Irelandpresenter and one of the female faces ofChannel 4’s daytime teen-aimed strandT4.

I mean Goals! I feel like June was all over my TV growing up and the facts don’t lie… she WAS! lol

Sarpong has presented other series, includingYour Face or Mine?, a game show co-hosted withJimmy Carrfor E4;Dirty Laundry, an urban talk-show that was an original idea of Sarpong’s;Playing It Straight, a dating game-show filmed in Mexico for Channel 4, and Sarpong has presented theSmash Hits Poll Winners Party,theParty In The Park and the MOBO Awards.

She was such an influencer (before social media stats lol) which lead to her being appointed aMember of the Order of the British Empire(MBE) in the2007 New Year Honoursfor services to broadcasting and to charity.

I just love her!

Trisha Goddard

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I bumped into Trisha a few years back, when I was out filming with Link Up TV. It was such a lovely moment, she was out for a run, saw us filming and stopped watched me and then commented on my skills.

I literally burst into a fangirl… I swear I don’t usually do that but IT WAS TRISHA!!!

Trisha Goddard isbest known for her morning talk shows,Trisha, which was broadcast on a mid-morning slot onITVbefore later being moved toChannel 5.

Trisha had a very interesting start.

She started her early career as anair stewardess which led to travel writing for magazines and then, after settling in Australia in the mid-1980s, a new career in television. She worked there as a television presenter and also as a host of the children’s programPlay School. In 1998 after returning to the United Kingdom Goddard became the host of an ITV flagship daytime chat show, the BAFTA-winningTrisha.

Goddard has been based in the United States since 2010, when she started working withMaury Povichon his TV seriesMauryas a “conflict resolution expert.” She hosted her own talk show, also namedTrisha, in US first-run syndication from 2012 to 2014.

I love that she made those International moves! Sometimes it’s got to be done!

Charlene White

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It’s so refreshing to see that one of the leading faces on the news is a black British woman. Charlene primarily presentsITV News Londonand was the youngest journalist of ITV News.

Charlene first started her career at the BBC as a presenter and senior broadcast journalist atBBC Look East,Radio 5 LiveMorning Reports,BBC Three60 SecondsandBBC News. She also had her own late-night talk show onBBC London 94.9.

In 2002 she joined Radio 1Newsbeatand its sister stationBBC Radio 1Xtraas a reporter and later teamed up withDJG Moneyas a presenter on 1Xtra’s 2-hour news, magazine and documentary programme in 2005.

In 2008, she joinedITN, as a newscaster for theITV News at 5:30onITV. Additionally, she would present three short opts which air as part ofGMTV(laterDaybreak) forITV News LondononITV London.

On 9 April 2014, White became the first black woman to presentITV News at Tenand occasionally co-presented this until October 2015.

What I love about all of these women and their stories, is the fact that I can see myself in all of them.

They’ve all entered the industry in different ways, but when it’s your time, IT’S YOUR TIME! They worked hard, became incredible game changers and paved the wave for so many young presenters, journalists and broadcasters.

I hope this post inspires you, encourages you and gives you the determination to stay on your journey!

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28-06-2021 · Laughing is great for your health. That’s why we’ve collectively brought a list of the 15 Funniest Black Female Comedians to share with you! If you like a good laugh, these women will m…

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Despite the increase of diversity on talk shows and the inclusion of minorities in comedy specials, there still lies a barrier in media that prevents many Black female comedians from gaining popularity and recognition. So, we have decided and released this article detailing the 15 funniest black female standup comedians in history.

There are many black female comedians, from rich melanated women to some called ‘light skinned’ like the late Joan Rivers. The comedians chosen for this list are very talented and have been known as (funny-black-women). Laughing is great for your health. That’s why we’ve collectively brought a list of the 15 Funniest Black Female Comedians to share with you! If you like a good laugh, these women will make your day.

1. Desiree Burch

Age:42
Nationality:American
Twitter:destheray
Instagram:destheray
Occupation:Comedian television host

Desiree Burch, known to her fans as D.B., is our leading black female standup comedian and writer in New York City. She’s performed all over Manhattan and Brooklyn, including at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre (UCB Theatre), The Pit, The Magnet, People’s Improv Theater, and Stand Up NY. Favorite one-liners: “Hi, I’m Desiree Burch, and you may remember me from such movies as ‘The Wedding Singer,’ ‘Arthur,’ and my memorable role as the fat kid from ‘Tommy Boy.’ This black female comedian on Netflix is best known for her role in Netflix’s Girl’s Trip. She played Lisa, “a woman who likes to be the center of attention and repeatedly interrupts other people’s stories.” She also appeared as Trish on Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates with Zac Efron and Anna Kendrick.

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2. Sherri Shepherd

Age:54
Nationality:American
Twitter:sherrieshepherd
Instagram:sherrieshepherd
Occupation:Actress, comedian, author, television personality

Whether on platform or screen, Daytime Emmy Award-winner Sherri Shepherd’s fascinating personality and hilarious sense of humor never fail to please audiences. In August 2009, Sherri was a member of a groundbreaking account when the hosts of The Avenue won the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Talk Program Host. That identical year, Sherri and the co-hosts were taken as part of the “100 Most Influential Individuals in the World” by Time magazine, while Forbes placed her in the top “30 of the Most Influential Women in Media” list. Sherri also successfully ran in the critically acclaimed off-Broadway hit “Love, Loss and What I Wore.” In 2013 Sasheer Zamata was the first woman of color to join Saturday Night Live’s cast in five years, and she was also the first black woman to be hired since 2006.

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3. Sasheer Zamata

Age:35
Nationality:American
Twitter:thesheertruth
Instagram:thesheertruth
Occupation:Actress, comedian

Sasheer is a black female stand-up comedian born on August 8, 1987. Her career as an actress started in 2012 when she was cast in the sketch comedy show Saturday Night Live. She stars on many shows, including; Clipped, opposite Dane DeHaan, and Hulu’s Difficult People. She also had a role in the popular film Pitch Perfect 2 alongside others like Rebel Wilson, Anna Kendrick, and Adam DeVine. Sasheer is a breakout performer who quickly gained a dedicated fanbase. She was named one of Vulture.com’s “50 Comedians You Should Know in 2015” and was featured on NPR’s “Weekend Edition: Saturday” as one of the “Top Ten Great One-Liners by Female Comedians.” She’s performed at the Montreal Just for Laughs Festival, Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival, Clusterfest, The Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival, Gilda’s Laugh Fest, Hell Yes Fest, LOL Brooklyn, and New York Comedy Festival.

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4. Maya Rudolph

Age:48
Nationality:American
Twitter:MayaRudolph
Instagram:Princesstagram
Occupation:Actress, comedian, singer

Maya is a female comedian that is taking the world by storm. She has been able to use her ditzy innocent character to create comedy gold on SNL. Maya Rudolph went from an up-and-coming female comedian to one of the most successful female comedians in the world. Maya Khabira (born July 27, 1972) is an American actress, comedian, and singer cast on Saturday Night Live from 2000 to 2004. Rudolphs’ greatest prominence came from a series of television and film appearances from 2007 to–present. In 2007 she had her initial leading role as the ditzy Southern belle in the film Bridesmaids. The following year, she co-starred in two Todd Phillips films: 2008s The Heartbreak Kid and Due Date and appeared in Grown-Ups, a comedy also featuring Zeljko Ivanek, Chris Rock, and Adam.

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5. Kim Wayans

Age:59
Nationality:American
Twitter:Kimwayans
Instagram:Kimwayans
Occupation:Actress, comedian, producer, writer, director

Wayans was born in New York, the daughter of Elvira, a housekeeper and social worker, and Howell Wayans, a supermarket manager. Her family was involved in the Jehovah’s Witnesses religion. She and her family breathed in New York’s Chelsea district. Since childhood, Kim Wayans has been in the public spotlight, starting with appearances as a child on the television series “Silver Spoons” (1982-1985). She enjoyed major fame in the 1990s when she launched her successful sitcom called “In Living Color” (1990-1993) and appeared on other popular television programs such as “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” (1990-1996). In addition, she was named a Humanitarian by UNICEF and won an NAACP Image Award for Best Supporting Actress.

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6. Loni Love

Age:49
Nationality:American
Twitter:LoniLove
Instagram:ComicLoniLove
Occupation:Comedian, television, personality, actress, author

Loni Love is a hilarious black female comedian, actress, and media personality whose wit and insight on love, relationships, and family have lit up the comedy stage. She has appeared on award-winning shows such as The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Fashion Police, Tosh.0, and Inside Amy Schumer, and has starred in the films Baggage Claim and Think like a Man Too. She is one of the favorite black female comedians British personalities who loves her family, friends, dogs, and God, in that order. She even throws in a little comedy for laughs. Since 2005, the comedienne has appeared on many television shows such as BET’s Comic View, The Adam Carolla Show, TMZ on TV, Fox Sports Net’s The Best Damn Sports Show Period, CNN for Black in America: The Loni Love Comedy Show. She has even hosted WWE’s Friday Night Smackdown.

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7. Aisha Tyler

Age:50
Nationality:American
Twitter:aishatyler
Instagram:aishatyler
Occupation:Actress, comedian, talk show, host, author, producer, writer, director

Aisha Tyler is an American actress, comedian, director, author, model, and talk show host. She currently voices the character of Lana Kane in F.X. ‘s animated sitcom Archer. Since then, Tyler has won a Critics’ Choice Award for Best TV Host, been placed on Maxim magazine’s Hot 100 list three times (in 2008, 2010, and 2012), appeared on the cover of Playboy three times, ranked number 99 on Comedy Central 100 Greatest Stand-ups of All Time. She stars in Archer and shoots, produces, and directs her show Web Soup. Aisha got her start as a standup comic and has earned her trademark wit to multiple presentations on “The Tonight Show,” “The Today Show,” “Politically Incorrect,” “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” “Late Night with David Letterman,” “The Late Late Show,” and more.

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8. Marina Franklin

Age:35
Nationality:American
Twitter:MarinayFranklin
Instagram:MarinayFranklin
Occupation:American Comedian

Marina Franklin is one of the black female comedians. Any comedian that can make me laugh out loud brings me a lot of joy. I was so excited about Marina Franklin female comedian. Marina Franklin is a female comedian and actress from New York City. Through standup comedy, Franklin takes on many social issues, including her mother’s mental illness and identity as a successful African-American woman. She has been highlighted on Last Comic Standing in the Artificial documentary Selection, in an episode of Inside Amy Schumer, and most recently performed on the lead track for Broad City. Marina Franklin is a female comedian and actress with a popular blog that shares her comedic adventures about dating, relationships, and having fun as a single woman in New York.

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9. Ellen Cleghorne

Age:55
Nationality:American
Twitter:ellen_cleghorne
Instagram:ellen_cleghorne
Occupation:Actress, comedian

Ellen Cleghorne is one of the older black comedians whose popularity and star power have grown significantly over the past two decades. She began her profession more than 20 years ago when she first gained widespread recognition for being part of the cast on the hit NBC sketch comedy show, In Living Color. While she originally began her career as a standup comedian ages ago, Ellen has appeared in several movies, and T.V. shows as well as writing books since coming onto the scene. She has worked with other writers over the years to develop routines that have become award-winning material. Ellen Cleghorne is a comedian with an openly gay agenda; she wants to tell the world that gay women are wonderful, hilarious people.

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10. Wanda Sykes

Age:57
Nationality:American
Twitter:iamwandasykes
Instagram:iamwandasykes
Occupation:Actress, comedian, writer

Wanda Sykes is a very successful black female comedian. Wanda Sykes is a female comedian and actress, most known for her roles in The New Adventures of Old Christine, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Ugly Betty, and The Break-Up. Wanda Sykes was born on December 6, 1964, in Portsmouth, Virginia. She graduated from the University of Virginia and would later receive a Master’s Degree in English from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is extremely talented, and she has performed on many shows and gained much fame for herself throughout the years. Beginning in stand-up comedy, Wanda Sykes appeared on comedy specials such as Comedy Central Presents: Wanda Sykes in 2005. This leads her to be ranked number 43 of Comedy Central’s 100 greatest stand-ups in 2007. Throughout her 21 years of performing, she has taped 3 HBO specials, including What Goes Around Comes Around, Wanda Does It, and Life With The Hooks in 2014.

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11. Debra Wilson

Age:59
Nationality:American
Twitter:Debwils
Instagram:debrajeanwilson
Occupation:Actress, comedian, television presenter

Debra Wilson is a female comedian who appeared on A Different World and The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. A journalist for the Los Angeles Times referred to her as ‘the defining moment for women in comedy. She recently was listed on Rolling Out magazine’s Power 100 list (a list of the most powerful people in entertainment) at #8. She has performed and had hit records on the Billboard Comedy Charts. She has worked with Halle Berry, Jay-Z, Quincy Jones, David Foster, California Gov. Gray Davis, and many more. Debra Wilson, a female comedian, provides live comedy and stand-up in funny videos, articles, books, and blogs about her life experiences. She reveals what she has learned about relationships and marriage humorously. Debra Wilson, a female comedian brings positive thoughts and upbeat humor to anyone interested in having a happy marriage.

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12. Mo’Nique

Age:53
Nationality:American
Twitter:moworldwide
Instagram:therealmoworldwide
Occupation:Comedian, actress, talk show, host, author

Mo’Nique is a black female comedian, writer, and actor. She has starred in diverse films and T.V. shows, including the movie Precious where she was chosen for an Oscar for best actress. Mo’Nique is an African American comedian, improvisational actress, and producer. She is famous for her work on the UPN sketch comedy series “The Parkers” and won a Grammy for Best Comedy Awards for her role in “Oh..”, released in 2009. From her role as the mom in Precious to headliner on the Las Vegas Strip, Mo’Nique has become a star. The world of entertainment was shaken up recently when comedian Mo’Nique hosted the NAACP Image Awards. While some loved her hosting style, others were shocked to see a woman host the show in such a bold and flashy manner.

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13. Lady Roz G

Age:69
Nationality:American
Twitter:
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Occupation:Actress,comedian

Lady Roz G is a black female stand up comedian of color who uses comedy to address race, gender, sexual orientation, and body issues in a very real and relatable way. We all have one. She was born in London and grew up in Toronto. Currently residing in New York City, she quickly becomes a much sought-after voice for the mainstream media, known for her dry yet positive sense of humor. She has starred on CBC radio and television programs such as Steven & Chris, CBC News Now, Metro Morning, The Debaters, and Laugh Out Loud. Also, Lady speaks French fluently, so if you need a funny french comedian, look no further Roz Goldberg – Humoriste Francaise comedienne francophone Canadienne actress Roz.

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14. Alycia Cooper

Age:38
Nationality:American
Twitter:alyciacooper
Instagram:alyciacooper
Occupation:Comedian

Alycia Cooper is a standup comedian who offers her unique humor and makes overweight men fall in love and zombies fall in love with each other. This quote best describes her humor from a T.V. show she was on: ‘Promise not to laugh when I say I want to be the number one female comedian in the world,’ says Cooper, ‘Because it’s hard out here for a woman.’ We agree with them and so do her thousands of fans. From awkward dates to uncomfortable conversations and unapologetic commentary on the dating scene and male-female relationships, Alycia shares relatable content that allows her audience to laugh at themselves. Her stream of consciousness approach engages listeners with her honesty and genuine insights into the complexities of life.

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15. Erin Jackson

Age:28
Nationality:American
Twitter:Ejthecomic
Instagram:Ejthecomic
Occupation:Comedian

CBC, CTV, HBO Canada, and Much Music’s new black female stand-up comedian Erin Jackson exploded the internet with her ‘Not Intended for Sex’ stand-up comedy video. Erin Jackson is a Toronto-based stand-up comedian whose ability to make fun of everyday life situations has landed her comedy special, opening act slots for Kevin Hart, Demetri Martin, Martin Short, and Dave Attell. Erin Jackson is one of the few Canadian comedians to release a stand-up comedy special on television. Her debut comedy album Drunk Texts To Myself debuted in the top 30 on the Canadian iTunes comedy charts less than three weeks from its release date.

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Conclusion!

It’s no secret that women are severely underrepresented in the comedy world, and the odds are tough for black female comedians in particular. Not only do black female comedians have to find jokes that aren’t racist, tinged, offensive, or degrading, they have to work twice as hard for recognition because they are in a male-dominated industry. These fifteen funny women had to battle the odds and overcome many controversies while busting stereotypes in America’s world of comedy. Plus, they’ve explored many different styles of comedy, from caricature to wit, so all you can do is laugh.

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Female talk show hosts have proven to be every bit as engaging, intelligent and funny as their male counterparts. Oprah Winfrey's 25-year-reign as …

Billionaire media executive and philanthropist Oprah Winfrey is best known for hosting her own internationally popular talk show from 1986 to 2011. From there she launched her own television network, OWN.

With her own talk show, Ellen DeGeneres is one of America's most well-known comedians. She's also an advocate for LGBTQ rights.

Wendy Williams is a radio DJ and TV talk show host known for her no-nonsense attitude and brash on-air personality.

American television journalist Katie Couric was the co-host of 'Today' throughout the 1990s and early 2000s, and in 2006, became the first woman to anchor 'CBS Evening News' alone.

Rosie O'Donnell is an actor, comedian and LGBT activist who has served as host of 'The Rosie O'Donnell Show' and 'The View.'

A former supermodel, Tyra Banks turned her runway success into a multimedia brand and worked at the helm of two successful TV series simultaneously, 'America's Next Top Model,' and 'The Tyra Banks Show.'

Whoopi Goldberg is an award-winning comedian, actress and human rights advocate, as well as the longtime host of the daytime talk show 'The View.'

Famed television journalist Barbara Walters is best known as the 11-year star of the 'Today' show, and for being the first female co-anchor of a network evening news program.

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Famous Female Talk Show Hosts Oprah Winfrey. Oprah Gail Winfrey (born Orpah Gail Winfrey, January 29, 1954) is an American media executive, actress,... Tyra Banks. Tyra Lynne Banks (born December 4, 1973), also known as BanX, is an American television …

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    Oprah Gail Winfrey (born Orpah Gail Winfrey, January 29, 1954) is an American media executive, actress, talk show host, television producer and philanthropist. She is best known for her talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show, broadcast from Chicago, which was the highest-rated television program of its kind in history and ran in national syndication for 25 years from 1986 to 2011. Dubbed the "Queen of All Media", she was the richest African American of the 20th century and North America's first black multi-billionaire, and has been ranked the greatest black philanthropist in American history. She has also been sometimes ranked as the most influential woman in the world.Winfrey was born into ...more

    • Age: 67
    • Birthplace: Kosciusko, Mississippi, USA

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    Tyra Lynne Banks (born December 4, 1973), also known as BanX, is an American television personality, producer, businesswoman, actress, author, model, and occasional singer. Born in Inglewood, California, she began her career as a model at the age of 15, and was the first woman of African-American descent to be featured on the covers of GQ and the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, on which she appeared twice. She was a Victoria's Secret Angel from 1997 to 2005. By the early 2000s, Banks was one of the world's top-earning models.Banks began acting on television in 1993 on The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and made her film debut in Higher Learning in 1995. In 2000 she had major roles such as ...more

    • Age: 48
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, USA

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    Joan Alexandra Molinsky (June 8, 1933 – September 4, 2014), known professionally as Joan Rivers, was an American comedian, actress, writer, producer, and television host. She was noted for her often controversial comedic persona—heavily self-deprecating and sharply acerbic, especially towards celebrities and politicians.Rivers rose to prominence in 1965 as a guest on The Tonight Show. Hosted by her mentor, Johnny Carson, the show established Rivers' comedic style. In 1986, with her own rival program, The Late Show with Joan Rivers, Rivers became the first woman to host a late night network television talk show. She subsequently hosted The Joan Rivers Show (1989–1993), winning a Daytime ...more

    • Age: Dec. at 81 (1933-2014)
    • Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA

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    Ellen Lee DeGeneres ( də-JEN-ər-əs; born January 26, 1958) is an American comedian, television host, actress, writer, and producer.She starred in the popular sitcom Ellen from 1994 to 1998 and has hosted her syndicated TV talk show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, since 2003.Her stand-up career started in the early 1980s, and included a 1986 appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. As a film actress, DeGeneres starred in Mr. Wrong (1996), EDtv (1999), and The Love Letter (1999), and provided the voice of Dory in the Pixar animated films Finding Nemo (2003) and Finding Dory (2016); for Nemo, she was awarded the Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress, the first time an actress won ...more

    • Age: 63
    • Birthplace: Metairie, Louisiana, USA

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Oprah Winfrey is a media mogul who helmed one of the most popular TV shows in U.S. history. She used her platform to do everything from launching …

Oprah Winfrey is a media mogul who helmed one of the most popular TV shows in U.S. history. She used her platform to do everything from launching her own production company, Harpo (her name spelled backward), to starting a school for girls in Africa.

Winfrey is the first Black woman billionaire, with deep attention paid to strategic financial partnerships and enterprises. Her immense monetary wealth aside, Winfrey has spent her career fostering creative projects that have elevated her standing as an American icon among fans. Here’s a sampling of Winfrey’s myriad accomplishments.

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Oprah Winfrey attends 'The Oprah Winfrey Show' Season 24 Kickoff Party on Michigan Avenue on September 8, 2009, in Chicago, Illinois

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'The Oprah Winfrey Show' is the highest-rated daytime talk show ever

In the mid-1970s, Winfrey became the first Black woman to anchor a nightly news program in Nashville at the age of 19 while in college. A decade later, she became thehost of A.M. Chicago, directly competing with the popular Phil Donahue Show.

Winfrey’s show was renamed The Oprah Winfrey Show more than a year later. The production soon went into syndication and ultimately became an entrenched part of the American television landscape and the highest-rated daytime talk show in history.

The show’s format consisted of everything from serious interviews with trauma survivors and celebrity appearances to massive audience giveaways. It ran until 2011 and won 16 Daytime Emmys including Best Talk Show and Best Talk Show Host. In 1999, Winfrey began to withhold her name for consideration after receiving a lifetime achievement award.

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She opened a leadership academy for young girls in South Africa

Winfrey created her own foundation in 1997 and started a school in South Africa, the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls. The idea for the boarding school, which housed girls from grades 8-12, was inspired by Winfrey's rough childhood.

She has openly discussed being a survivor of sexual abuse when she was a child and lobbied for the creation of the National Child Protection Act, which was signed into law by PresidentBill Clinton in December 1993.

"I am one proud mama and for once I think I know what that feels like for real," Winfrey said before the graduation of the first class. "It feels like a real sense of accomplishment. It is a triumph indeed, considering where all these girls have come from."

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Oprah Winfrey poses with the graduates at the inaugural graduation of the class of 2011 at Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls on January 14, 2012, in Henley on Klip, South Africa

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She launched the Oprah Winfrey Network, Oprah's Book Club and O Magazine

In 1996, Winfrey launched Oprah’s Book Club, which selected a literary title for viewers to read and discuss each month. The call for a nationwide reading group helped boost publishers’ bottom line as each featured book quickly became a bestseller.

The club featured works from a wide range of authors, including Pearl S. Buck, William Faulkner, Barbara Kingsolver, Toni Morrison, and Lalita Tademy, among others. The club continued to run after the end of Winfrey’s talk show.

Two years later, in 1998, Winfrey invested in the Oxygen network, a cable channel geared toward women. And in 2000, Winfrey debuted O, The Oprah Magazine, featuring a celebration of life, lifestyle, spirituality, arts and culture. Winfrey has appeared on the cover more than 200 times.

On January 1, 2011, Winfrey launched the Oprah Winfrey Network, a cable TV platform that featured reality TV shows, dramas and classic series.

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Oprah Winfrey accepts the 2018 Cecil B. DeMille Award during the 75th Annual Golden Globe Awards on January 7, 2018

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Winfrey was the first Black woman to win the Cecil B. DeMille Award

In 2018 Winfrey became the first Black woman to win the Golden Globes’ Cecil B. DeMille Award. Her wildly popular Golden Globes speech honored women who had shared their stories of sexual harassment and declared that “a new day is on the horizon.”

The speech stirred speculation that the media icon might run for the nation’s highest office. Winfrey later clarified she did not want to run for president, saying, “I am not trying to test any waters, don't want to go in those waters."

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Women Talk Show Hosts Throughout history, there have been many women who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great female such as Oprah Winfrey, Ellen DeGeneres, Kathie Lee Gifford, Rosie Perez, Ricki Lake.The women featured in this list are from United States, United Kingdom, Canada & India and many more countries.

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Famous As: Media proprietor

Birthdate: January 29, 1954

Birthplace: Kosciusko, Mississippi, United States

Oprah Winfrey is arguably one of the most iconic figures in America who broke many barriers to become one of the most influential women in the country. She is a role model for the black community and is also a fierce feminist. Her path-breaking The Oprah Winfrey Show mostly based on lives of common people catapulted her to unprecedented stardom.

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Famous As: TV Host, Actress

Birthdate: August 16, 1953

Kathie Lee Gifford achieved celebrity status by working as a television presenter. She then became a singer-songwriter and author, cementing her place in the entertainment industry. Also known for her charity work, Kathie serves as an ambassador for Childhelp, a non-profit organization working towards preventing child abuse.

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Famous As: YouTuber, Comedian

Birthdate: September 26, 1988

Birthplace: Scarborough, Toronto, Canada

Canadian YouTuber, comedian, and talk show host, Lilly Singh, is one of the world's highest-earningYouTubers. The recipient of four Streamy Awards and two Teen Choice Awards, she is an icon for women of Asian descent across the globe. She is also the author of a best-selling book. The multifaceted personality is also an actress.

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Birthdate: January 20, 1967

Birthplace: The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA

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Birthdate: November 18, 1970

Birthplace: Champaign, Illinois, United States

Megyn Kelly is a well-known American journalist and political commentator. She had a successful career at Fox News and NBC News, where she did reportingand anchored many shows. She quit television and launched her media production company in 2020. She hosts the The Megyn Kelly Show podcast. She hasalso written an autobiography titled Settle for More.

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Birthdate: February 18, 1950

Birthplace: Memphis, Tennessee, United States

Cybill Shepherd is best known for her roles in films such as The Heartbreak Kid, Taxi Driver, and Alice. Fans also loved her for her Golden Globe-winning portrayals of Madelyn 'Maddie' Hayes in the series Moonlighting and Cybill Sheridan in the sitcom Cybill. She is a follower of goddess-worshipping Paganism.

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Famous As: Film Actress & Show Host

Birthdate: September 6, 1964

Birthplace: Bushwick, New York City, New York, United States

Rosa Perez is best known for her Academy Award-nominated role of Carla Rodrigo in Fearless and her Emmy-nominated choreography in the series In Living Color. She has also appeared in Broadway plays such as The Ritz and has co-hosted The View. She is also associated with major HIV/AIDS awareness campaigns.

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Famous As: Television Personality

Birthdate: November 4, 1970

Birthplace: Queens, New York City, New York

Bethenny Frankel shot to fame with the reality series The Real Housewives of New York City. She has also appeared on The Apprentice: Martha Stewart and her own shows Bethenny Ever After, Bethenny & Fredrik, and Bethenny. She has written several self-help books and owns a lifestyle brand named Skinnygirl.
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Birthdate: September 21, 1968

Birthplace: Hastings-on-Hudson, New York, United States

Ricki Lake is an American television presenter and actress known for her talk show. Well-known for her struggle with obesity and hair loss, Lake has been working hard on maintaining her weight, thereby serving as an inspiration to those struggling with obesity and eating disorders. Not surprisingly, she has been mentioned in popular songs, such as Strong by Robbie Williams.

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Birthplace: Medford, Oregon, United States

American actress Lisa Rinna is best known for playing Billie Reed in TV seriesDays of Our Lives and Taylor McBride in TV seriesMelrose Place. She has been a main cast member on the reality TV series,The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,since 2014. Rinna has also written three books: Starlit; The Big, Fun, Sexy Sex Book; and The NYT best-seller Rinnavation.

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Famous As: Reality TV Personality

Birthdate: January 4, 1979

Birthplace: San Jose, California, USA

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Birthplace: Vauxhall, Liverpool, Lancashire, England

Priscilla Maria Veronica White, better known as Cilla Black, is best remembered for her chart-topping hits You're My World and Anyone Who Had a Heart. She had her own show, Cilia, and also acted as a comedy actor. She later presented shows such as Blind Date and Surprise Surprise.

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Birthdate: February 2, 1948

Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States

Ina Garten is an American author and TV host best known for hosting Food Network's cooking show, Barefoot Contessa. Over the years, Garten has released several best-selling cookbooks, including The Barefoot Contessa Cookbook and Barefoot in Paris: Easy French Food You Can Make at Home.

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Birthdate: December 11, 1967

Birthplace: Woodlawn, Maryland, United States

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Birthdate: September 8, 1972

Birthplace: Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Political commentator and host Lisa Kennedy Montgomery, began her career as MTV VJ “Kennedy” on the alternative rock shows 120 Minutes and Alternative Nation. She has authored two books and has also hosted Fox network shows such as Kennedy and Outnumbered. She has also been a panelist on The Five.

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Famous As: Talk Show Host

Retired TV personality and talk show host, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, first gained fame as a contestant on the American version of the TV show,Survivor,in 2001. In the ensuing years, she became a co-host on the daytime talk show,The View, which further added to her popularity and earned her a Daytime Emmy Award. She is also a published author.

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Famous As: Author, Actress

Birthdate: September 10, 1948

Birthplace: Vancouver, Canada

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Famous As: Political Reporter, Analyst

Birthdate: April 29, 1984

Birthplace: Yardley, Pennsylvania, United States

TV journalist Hallie Jackson is known for her association with NBC News and now serves as their chief White House correspondent and an anchor for MSNBC. She also fills in as an anchor on the talk show Today. She has previously worked for WBOC-TV, WFSB, and Hearst Corporation.

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Birthdate: April 20, 1966

Birthplace: Tupelo, Mississippi, United States

Better known as the spiritual advisor to Donald Trump, Paula White became the first female clergy to deliver the inauguration invocation of a U.S. president. The televangelist and preacher also chaired Trump’s evangelical advisory board. She is also known for her Without Walls International Church and the show Paula White Today.

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Birthplace: nowrap International Falls, Minnesota, U.S.

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Birthdate: October 7, 1942

Birthplace: New York City

Joy Behar is an American actress, comedian, television host, and writer. She is best known for co-hosting the popular ABC talk show The View, for which she received the Daytime Emmy Award in 2009. The show has also earned her several Emmy Award nominations. Apart from hosting TV shows, Behar has also performed in theatrical plays like The Vagina Monologues.

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Famous As: Political Analyst

Birthdate: December 30, 1978

Birthplace: Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States

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Famous As: Host of This Is Life with Lisa Ling on CNN

Birthdate: August 30, 1973

Birthplace: Sacramento, California, United States

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Famous As: American Correspondent

Birthplace: Wayne, Pennsylvania

Kasie Hunt is an American political correspondent. Over the years, Kasie Hunt has been an important member of NBC News and MSNBC. Apart from being the Capitol Hill correspondent for NBC News, Hunt also hosts MSNBC's morning news show Way Too Early with Kasie Hunt, which airs on weekdays from 5 a.m. to 6 a.m.

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Famous As: Media Personality

Birthplace: Karlstadt am Main, Germany

German-American sex therapist Ruth Westheimer, also known as Dr. Ruth, soared to fame with the radio show Sexually Speaking and later hosted many sexuality-related shows and wrote many books, too. She is also an ethnographer and a Holocaust survivor. Her life inspired the documentary Ask Dr. Ruth.

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Birthplace: Houston, Texas, USA

Loni Love is an American comedian, actress, television host, and author. Love won the prestigious Daytime Emmy Award under the Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host category in 2018 for her work in the popular syndicated talk show, The Real. A former electrical engineer, Loni Love has worked in popular companies like Xerox Holdings Corporation and General Motors.

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Birthdate: January 7, 1969

Birthplace: Brookneal, Campbell County, Virginia, United States

Dagen McDowell has served as an anchor for various Fox shows and a business correspondent for Fox News. She was initially a financial journalist. She is best known for hosting Mornings with Maria and has also appeared on The Five and Outnumbered. She was also a panelist on Cashin' In.

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Birthdate: October 17, 1986

Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Birthdate: August 14, 1941

Birthplace: Casper, Wyoming, United States

Lynne Cheney is an American scholar, author, and former talk-show host. The wife of the 46th vice-president of the US, Lynne served as the second lady of the US between 2001 and 2009. In the 2018 biographical satirical comedy-drama film Vice, which was about Dick Cheney, Lynne is portrayed as a source of inspiration behind the rise of her husband.

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Famous As: Television personality

Birthdate: September 21, 1982

Birthplace: Vero Beach, Florida, United States

Parvati Shallow is best known as the winner of the reality show Survivor: Micronesia — Fans vs. Favorites, for which she received a prize of

million. She has appeared in other Survivor seasons, too, and has also been part of the CBS show Around the World for Free.

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Birthplace: New York, New York

As a budding model, Alexandra Paul decided to reject an offer from Stanford University to focus on a career in acting. She is best known to fans for her 5-year-long stint as Lt. Stephanie Holden in the internationally renowned series Baywatch. She is also a marathon runner and an avid swimmer.

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Birthdate: October 28, 1963

Birthplace: Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

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Birthdate: November 8, 1950

Birthplace: Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA

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Birthdate: February 2, 1973

Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

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Birthdate: April 28, 1986

Birthplace: Seoul, South Korea

Jenna Ushkowitz is a Korean-born American singer, actress, podcast host, and producer. She is the recipient of the prestigious Tony Award which she won as a producer for a musical titled Once on This Island. Ushkowitz is also known for her activism and charity work; she has worked with non-profit organizations like Oceana, Kindred Foundation, and the NOH8 Campaign.

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Birthplace: Toronto, Ontario, Canada

CBS News journalist Catherine Herridge has won multiple awards, such as the Tex McCracy Award, for investigative journalism and covered many international events such as the 9/11 attacks. She has also worked with FOX News and penned the book The Next Wave, which spoke about homegrown terrorism.

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Birthplace: Hartsville, South Carolina, USA

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Birthplace: Richmond, Virginia, United States

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Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

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Birthdate: February 18, 1960

Birthplace: North London, London,England

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Birthdate: November 3, 1969

Birthplace: São Paulo, State of São Paulo, Brazil

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Birthdate: January 6, 1966

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Birthdate: February 15, 1973

Birthplace: Denver, Colorado, United States

Amy Van Dyken is an American radio presenter and retired competitive swimmer. Van Dyken was the most successful sportsperson at the 1996 Olympicswhere she won four gold medals. In 1995 and 1996, she was named American Swimmer of the Year. Amy Van Dyken went on to win two more gold medals at the 2000 Summer Olympics.

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Birthdate: August 12, 1969

Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

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10-12-2020 · Before taking on the daytime talk show, Seacrest was best known for hosting iHeartMedia's KIIS-Gm morning radio show as well as hosting both Fox and ABC's American Idol. He also has made a name for himself producing reality television shows like Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Shahs of Sunset, and Married to Jonas.

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While late-night shows might be the most popular talk shows on television, daytime talk shows are certainly catching up in popularity. Unlike late-night which tends to be more political in nature, daytime talk shows bring us all the feel-good news we can handle. They also are known for having some pretty amazing guests and fun segments.

The other really great thing about daytime talk shows is that the hosts tend to be women, unlike late-night which is still dominated by male hosts. However, just like late-night hosts, every daytime host brings their own flair and personality to their shows.

Keep reading to find out if your favorite daytime host has the highest net worth.

10 Tamron Hall - Million

Tamron Hall is the newest television personality to land her very own daytime talk show in 2019. Prior to hosting Tamron Hall which airs on ABC, Hall spent much of her career in the news world serving as a national correspondent for both NBC News and the Today Show. In addition, Hall also was a news anchor for several years.

With her extensive background in news along with her new hosting duties, Hall is estimated to have a net worth of million. Don't forget to tune in to Tameron Hall on your local ABC owned television network daily.

9 Wendy Williams - Million

Wendy Williams got her start in radio where she remained for several years. During her time on the radio, Williams became a hit DJ and earned praise for candid discussions about her own life. It was an interview with Whitney Houston though that helped take Williams's career to the next level.

William's landed her own talk show in 2008 and she continues to host the series today. She has carved out a niche for herself by focusing on entertainment news during her "hot topic" segments. William's is estimated to be worth million.

8 Kelly Clarkson - Million

Kelly Clarkson is no stranger to the world of television, having gotten her big break by winning the first-ever season of American Idol back in 2002. Her career took off after being crowned the winner and she has since released eight full-length albums which have earned her three Grammy Awards.

In addition to her successful singing career, Clarkson has also made a name for herself in the film and television industry lending her voice to animated movies and appearing as a judge on the voice. In 2019 she landed her own talk show on NBC which earned her her first daytime Emmy. With all of these accolades combined, Clarkson is estimated to be worth Million.

7 Dr. Oz - 0 Million

One of the few men on daytime television is none other than Dr. Mehmet Oz of The Dr. Oz Show. Dr. Oz spent much of his earlier career outside the world of television working as a cardiothoracic surgeon and later a professor at Columbia University.

Dr. Oz's first television show was Second Opinion with Dr. Oz which aired on Discovery for a season. The show only lasted one season but it kick-started his relationship with Oprah Winfrey who was his first guest on the show. After that, Dr. Oz regularly appeared on The Oprah Winfrey show before landing his own talk show produced by Winfrey. Dr. Oz is now estimated to be worth 0 million.

6 Rachel Ray - 0 Million

If doctors can find a home on daytime talk shows, then so can chefs which is exactly what Rachel Ray has done. Before starting her career on television, Ray worked as a chef for various restaurants which is where she thought of the idea for "30 Minute Meals." The idea landed her own show on Food Network which ran for 11 seasons.

Much like Dr. Oz, Ray was given her own daytime talk show after appearing on The Oprah Winfrey Show for several years. In addition to her television work, Ray has also published 28 cookbooks covering various topics. She is worth an estimated 0 million.

5 Kelly Ripa - 0 Million

There is no denying that Kelly Ripa has made a name for herself in the world of daytime television. However, prior to becoming a daytime talk show host, Ripa appeared on the daytime soap opera All My Children for more than a decade. Ripa has been a co-anchor on Live! since 2001 hosting alongside Regis Philbin, Michael Strahan, and now Ryan Seacrest.

In addition to her long career in daytime television, Ripa appeared on the primetime series Hope & Faith and has also appeared in several films over the years. She also has her own production company alongside her husband. With all this combined Ripa is worth an estimated 0 million.

4 Drew Barrymore - 5 Million

Drew Barrymore got her start at a very young age after appearing in the 1982 Spielberg classic E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial. Since then Berrymore has had an extremely successful career in the film industry appearing in several films. She's also well known for her professional relationship with Adam Sandler.

While Barrymore has favored film she has had success in television too and in 2020 she landed her own talk show The Drew Barrymore Show which aires on CBS. Barrymore currently boasts a net worth of 5 million making her the second wealthiest female daytime talk show currently on air.

3 Ellen DeGeneres - 0 million

Since Oprah Winfrey left daytime television, it could be said that Ellen DeGeneres has become the most popular female daytime talk show host -- or at least she was until recent contraversions surrounding her show came to light. Still, Ellen remains one of daytime television's staple hosts.

DeGeneres got her start as a comedian where she went on to appear on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. While she rarely performs stand up, she continues to practice comedy both on her talk show and in the film and television roles she takes on. She is currently worth an estimated 0 million.

2 Ryan Seacrest - 0 Million

Ryan Seacrest's estimated 0 million net worth should come as no surprise considering he is considered one of the hardest working men in Hollywood. Though Seacrest did not get his start as a daytime television host, he has since become one co-hosting alongside Kelly Ripa on Live!

Before taking on the daytime talk show, Seacrest was best known for hosting iHeartMedia's KIIS-Gm morning radio show as well as hosting both Fox and ABC's American Idol. He also has made a name for himself producing reality television shows like Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Shahs of Sunset, and Married to Jonas.

1 Dr. Phil - 0 Million

Dr. Oz isn't the only doctor taking over daytime television, in fact, Dr. Phil did it first. Prior to landing his own daytime talk show, Dr. Phil practiced psychology alongside his father at their family practice. He also started his own trial consulting film in 1990 which lead him to start a professional relationship with Oprah Winfrey.

Like Dr. Oz and Ellen, Winfrey helped launch Dr. Phil's own daytime television show in September of 2002. Unlike the other daytime talk shows on this list, Dr. Phil is more of an advice show. It is estimated that Dr. Phil is worth 0 million.

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31-10-2019 · Ricki Lake, Oprah Winfrey, Tyra Banks and many other female talk show hosts have set great benchmarks altogether. Top 6 female talk show hosts inspiring the world. Ellen DeGenres: She is an American stand-up comedian, TV host, writer and producer who made it large with her awarded talk show The Ellen DeGenres Show. It was in the year 1994-1998 that Ellen stared in the popular sitcom Ellen.

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Not a surprise anymore because women have come a long way from where everything began and are taking over everything that was once forbidden for them.

We can barely differentiate between the roles a particular gender must play in the society these days. While men master culinary arts, women have fine tuned their talents and upgraded skills in commonly male dominated industries.

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Women, over the time, have pioneered many initiatives and have taken charge of things we could barely think of a couple of decades back. Moreover, practicing a passion and building a career has got no boundaries with advanced technology these days.

Not just a supermom, adorable sister, understanding wife or the doting daughter, women are stand-up comedians, smart lawyers, dedicated administrators, fierce defence officers and more.

The TV and entertainment industry has been growing ever since the internet took over. Videos go viral within seconds and information passes at light’s speed. Amidst everything we knew, talk shows have motivated and made us aspire for the larger than life goals.

While we only knew of Johnny Carson, Stephen Colbert, Conan O’Brien as some of the popular talk show hosts, women stayed ahead too. Ricki Lake, Oprah Winfrey, Tyra Banks and many other female talk show hosts have set great benchmarks altogether.

Top 6 female talk show hosts inspiring the world

  1. Ellen DeGenres: She is an American stand-up comedian, TV host, writer and producer who made it large with her awarded talk show The Ellen DeGenres Show. It was in the year 1994-1998 that Ellen stared in the popular sitcom Ellen. It was her appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson that her career, got the necessary push and reached the top spot. She was then the first female to be invited by an iconic TV host for discussion. This event marked the beginning of an era where women were encouraged towards comedy and talk shows. female black talk show hosts (215)Ellen DeGenres was awarded for her amazing work as Dory, a little funny blue fish in the movie Finding Nemo. Her titled TV show garnered much respect and love from day time viewers while she continued to prank and entertain her guests. The Ellen DeGenres talk show is indeed the most popular show today with the People’s Choice Award. Ellen came out as a gay and is an active supporter of the LGBTQ community.
  2. Oprah Gail Winfrey: Who hasn’t heard of the “Queen of all media”? She has inspired people with her trailblazing decisions and trend setting content. Her life was a struggle initially before she came up with the world famous highest rated program of its kind; The Oprah Winfrey Show. The multi award winning and impactful show hosted by Oprah chaired some fine men and women around the world. female black talk show hosts (216)The show was Oprah’s stage that was used to impart knowledge, feature book clubs, hold self-improvement chapters and influential interviews. She was rated as the richest African-American of the 20th century and is the greatest black philanthropist in the history of America. According to few statistics and data, Oprah is regarded as the most influential woman in world. She inspires women all around the world with her quick wisdom, intelligence, courage and hard work thus, is best known as the epitome of a woman.
  3. Joan Rivers: Women and late night talk shows started syncing together only after Rivers joined the relatively new fox network in 1986. She started the rebellion with “The Late Show Starring Joan Rivers” thus, entering the male-dominated late night show space. She was initially a frequent guest host for Johnny Carson and was expected to be the next host of “The Tonight Show” after Carson’s retirement. female black talk show hosts (217)The woman broke the glass ceiling and ensured to create the firm base for women in the industry. She bagged an Emmy for outstanding performance as one of the best female talk show hosts those days. Rivers has had her share of struggles & controversies and yet managed to put up a great show with witty jokes and creative comedy content. Many aspiring radio and TV artists still take references and help from the work that she showed the world.
  4. Wendy William: The “Shock Jockette” of New York, Wendy Joan Williams is an American Television and radio presenter. She hosted the nationally syndicated talk show The Wendy Williams Show which inspired reality TV series The Wendy Williams Experience on VH1. She is also a writer and producer who has penned many brilliant books and series. Wendy gained more popularity for her on-air spats with celebrities and discussions over the “hot topics”. female black talk show hosts (218)The talk show primarily competes with the Ellen DeGenres Show in the segment of female talk show hosts. Wendy shares her opinion over tabloid headlines and celebrity news on the show which got much praise and applause from its viewers. Wendy William has set an example for women around the globe with her talent and courage to pursue a passion.
  5. Samantha Bee: Canadian-American comedian, writer, producer, political commentator rose to fame as a regular correspondent on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. She started her own Late night talk show Full Frontal with Samantha Bee in 2016. The news satire program is a popular episodic managed by female talk show hosts. female black talk show hosts (219)Bee has hosted some entertaining, impactful and encouraging episodes with celebrities and reality stars. She is known for her abilities to focus spotlight upon matters that are critically challenged and difficult to report. Her talk show now aims at the 2020 elections as the steam gets hotter everywhere. Bee is totally inspiring and her personality reflects upon the journey that she traversed to reach the dice she is at today.
  6. Lily Singh:Popularly known by her social media name ||SUPERWOMAN||, Lily Saini Singh is a Canadian rapper, YouTuber, comedian and artist. She is the latest talk of town with her incredible social media presence and brilliant take over various topics. Lily is the first person of Indian descent who is hosting an American broadcast major network late-night talk show. female black talk show hosts (220)Singh is also the first female talk show hosts with her A Little Late with Lily Singh from the current generation to identify as bisexual. Her late night show was promoted on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon which added to the buzz around the show. With millions of subscribers and followers on social media channels, Singh keeps her audience engaged with amazing posts. ||SUPERWOMAN||’s “if Bollywood songs were rap” empowers women and sends out positive messages on real issues. Her presence in a video content creator event got the audience more excited than the presence of Shahrukh Khan himself. Such instances prove her power to influence crowd and change minds with just her content and presentations.

These female talk show hosts have proved that nothing is impossible and despite struggles and adversities, one can rise to the fame and get bigger things done. The male dominated atmosphere can never be that big of a hurdle for someone if they have set their minds to it.

So all the wonderful women reading this post, wait no more, Dream, Do, Change, Achieve and boast it to the world. Follow your ideas and instincts, do jobs that they told you not to do and make sure they know it.

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The current movement taking place domestically and globally is unlike anything many generations have seen in their lifetimes. That also goes for the powerful moment that Black women are having right now: They’re running for Congress in record numbers and, in the case of Kamala Harris, for VP of the entire country. They’re writing cinematic stories about their lived experiences and going at the power imbalance that has long plagued the film industry. Yess! We love to see it! And also, in some v important cases, they’re making us laugh so hard, we simply cannot stop. And that right there is the thing I’m going to focus on today, because who couldn’t use a little laughter (or, like, a lot) right about now? Exactly.

Whether you’re into political humor, commentary on romance, or sketch comedy, there’s something for everyone on this list of Black female comedians you should’ve streamed clips from, like, yesterday. Get on it!

Nicole Byer

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The author, stand-up comedian, and actress is not exactly known for family-friendly humor, and we love her for it. She openly discusses body image, sex, and Black culture, brilliantly weaving the topics together. She also seems to be doing a million things at any given time, from recording one of her many podcasts to hosting Nailed It! on Netflix to writing a book.

Wanda Sykes

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It’s difficult to curate a list of hilarious Black female comedians without mentioning Wanda Sykes. At 56, Sykes continues to reign as one of the most popular touring comedians today. A triple threat in the comedy scene, Sykes is an actress, comedian, and writer who has appeared in sitcoms and films in addition to her long-standing stand-up comedy career. To hear her poignant yet funny thoughts on The Bachelor, the current administration, and racism, you can stream her Netflix special Not Normal.

Gina Yashere

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As a British comedian, Yashere brings an outsider’s perspective along with a critical eye when providing social commentary on U.S. politics. Her 2013 Netflix stand-up special, Gina Yashere: Laughing to America, discusses the “apprentice guy” (y’know, the president) and humorously tells the audience how much of a joke he was thought to be back then. Her other specials are 2008’s Skinny Bitch and her set in the comedy series The Stand-ups. She’s also the cocreator and executive producer of the CBS series Bob Hearts Abishola.

Maya Rudolph

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The daughter of legendary singer Minnie Riperton, Maya Rudolph has managed to make a career outside of the shadow of her mom as a hilarious part of the SNL cast. Her sketch comedy gets to the heart of political matters while making you tear up while laughing. Also important: her amazing portrayal of Kamala Harris on SNL.

Tiffany Haddish

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Thanks to her breakout role in Girls Trip, Tiffany Haddish has become a household name. Her Netflix special, Black Mitzvah, dropped on her 40th birthday, describes her long road to womanhood and her discovery of her Jewish heritage along with singing and dancing that’s bound to make you LOL.

Jasmine Luv

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Named by VH1 as a top Black female comedian in the online humor space, Jasmine Luv is known for her viral, female-driven sketch comedy videos. She’s a powerful social media influencer we can only expect to see more great stuff from.

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Called the “diva of comedy,” Sommore provides frank and funny commentary on the battle for equality between the sexes, sex, and money. She first gained fame (and our laughter) as part of the Queens of Comedy tour and appeared in the films Soul Plane and Friday After Next. Her 2015 Netflix special The Reign Continues serves as a great way to brush up on her comedic style.

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27-12-2014 · The women of “We Need to Talk”: Standing (back row, from left): Allie LaForce, Summer Sanders, Amy Trask, Lesley Visser, Andrea Kremer, Tracy Wolfson. ...

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When CBS Sports Network taped the inaugural episode of “We Need To Talk” in late September, the Ray Rice domestic violence scandal was raging in the NFL — and at the water cooler.

Three of the show’s hosts shared similar stories: WNBA great Lisa Leslie bravely admitted that she’d been beaten by a former fiancé while the New York Liberty’s Swin Cash and Olympic swimmer Dara Torres shared their own painful stories.

A debate on the role of the victim ensued.

“I know there were some tears shed after the first show,” says Allie LaForce, a CBS Sports sideline reporter and one of the contributors to “We Need to Talk,” TV’s first all-sports show hosted completely by women.

“Because the big topic we were prepping for was domestic violence, and the statistic for women who are abused was proven on our first show, says LaForce.

“Nobody [on the show] knew it was going to happen.”

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“WNTT,” which airs on cable’s CBS Sports Network, features a rotating roster of top female talent in the world of sports, not only Cash, Torres, Leslie and LaForce but also Leslie Visser, Tracy Wolfson, Dana Jacobson, Summer Sanders, Laila Ali, Andrea Kremer and former Oakland Raider’s CEO Amy Trask.

Instead of being relegated to a sideline reporter — or the lone women on a traditional all-male sports-talk format — these women take center stage, tackling diverse topics including domestic violence, concussions and a much-maligned Men’s Health article advising dudes how to talk sports with girls. (Spoiler: the fairer sex doesn’t care about stats.)

“WNTT” is wrapping its first season — and, on Saturday, will air a special broadcast episode on CBS (1 p.m.). It’s expected to return to its CBS Sports cable home in the spring with new episodes.

The Post sat down with Jacobson, Torres, Cash and LaForce to look back at the first season of their trailblazing show. They say the concept is long overdue — and admit they’re still tinkering with the formula.

“We’re saturated now with 24/7 sports, so how are we going to differentiate ourselves?” says Jacobson. “It’s not enough to say, ‘We’re the women’s show.’ I know we can’t be afraid to do things that are us because ‘Oh that’s the female side.’ That is what’s different.

“With all of our interviews, there are always one or two in there that you can say is a lighter side or a different side. I think it’s an interesting side.”

That approach includes a mix of analysis and longer off-the-field narratives. For instance, Jacobson says that — when she interviewed Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota — she wanted to delve into areas that other media outlets might ignore.

“I know he won the Heisman but I wanted to talk to him about [his native] Hawaii …. but I don’t know if [men] would be comfortable enough to say, ‘I’m getting away from talking about football.’”

Cash says the female approach can sometimes yield juicier revelations from interview subjects. “Maybe because we smile a lot. Sometimes you get a little more when a female is interviewing,” says Cash, whose dream guest is Snoop Dogg or NBA commissioner Adam Silver.

While the show is not yet rated by Nielsen, the ladies say they have received great feedback from both male and female peers. “I get a lot of women in the business asking me how to get on the show,” LaForce says.

One thing that is different is the tenor of their social media hits.

“When I do sideline reporting, I get a lot of twitter mentions that are sexual and perverted,” LaForce says. People say, ‘Hey I saw you in your skirt. hike it up.’ After this show? Not one [such comment]. It must be the way we present ourselves, the format, the topics and the women at the desk.”

Jacobson agrees. “It’s more gentlemanly,” she says. “We’ll get ‘Beautiful, smart ladies.’”

The vibe is also more civilized than a typical sports show.

Here there’s much more camaraderie. It’s so different from the traditional [sports talk] format.

-Allie LaForce

“I’ve never worked with all-women before, and obviously none of us have,” says LaForce. “The talk show has always been yelling and screaming and you keep your points in your back pocket and unload them at each other at the same time. It’s a shootout.

“But here there’s much more camaraderie. It’s so different from the traditional format.”

Jacobson says she’d love to have Hollywood sports fans like George Clooney, Matt Damon or Ben Affleck on the show — though her big catch would be a sitdown with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.

“He’s been under so much fire, I think it would be interesting to put him with a group of us,” she says.

Asked if they expect to see copycat formats start to spring up, Cash says a competitor would mean the concept is working.

“If there is another show that would pop up like this show, I think I would do backflips,” she says. “That is the biggest form of flattery.”

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20-11-2019 · In the talk show department, women have been dominating for decades. The most popular television host to ever exist is a woman, Oprah Winfrey, and since her, the presence of women in media hasn’t slowed down one bit. Every woman who graces any screen, whether it be little or big, is attractive in their own way.

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Women are dominating all over the world these days. Whether they’re on the big screen, little screen, in politics, or in sports, women areflexing their musclesinanything they do, and it’s simply wonderful. In the talk show department, women have been dominating for decades. The most popular television host to ever exist is a woman, Oprah Winfrey, and since her, thepresenceof women in media hasn’t slowed down one bit.

Every woman who graces any screen, whether it be little or big, is attractive in their own way. They could be beautiful, intelligent, or insanely charismatic and you’ll find that you’re drawn to most talk show hosts based on one or all three. Here are some of the most attractive talk show hosts that have graced us with their presence over the years.

20 Shaun Robinson

Shaun Robinson started out as a weekend anchor for WISN-TV in Milwaukee and then moved to Austin, Texas to anchor a series called “Profiles in Power”. Eventually, Robinson moved on to become an anchor on Access Hollywood. Not a lot of people know but Robinson was actually married to MLB superstar Darryl Hamilton (they ended up divorcing, though).

19 Cecilia Bolocco

Before Cecilia Bolocco started working as a journalist on the Spanish language edition of CNN, she was actually crowned Miss Universo Chile in 1987 and was Miss Universe that same year. She held down numerous talk show host positions after the crown and also went on to judge the Miss Universe pageant in 1996.

18 Lisa Rinna

Those who know the name Lisa Rinna well will remember her solely for her work on the NBC long-running soap opera Days of Our Lives, where she played the beautiful Billie Reed. But she’s done lots of other work. At one point, she was the host of SoapNet’s Soap Talk, which is why her gorgeous face is gracing this list.

17 Doris Day

She had one of the most easily recognizable faces in the history of Hollywood thanks to her film work (especially her films with co-star Rock Hudson, who she had undeniable chemistry with thanks to their real-life close friendship) but what a lot of people don’t know is that actress Doris Day also had her own talk show!

16 Hoda Kotb

We all probably know morning talk show co-host Hoda Kotb because she and co-host Kathie Lee Gifford always gulped down bottles of white wine on the air during the fourth hour of The Today Show (which is always good for entertainment – except when Hoda has to keep Kathie Lee in line). However, in addition to that, she is also a correspondent on Dateline NBC.

15 Rachael Ray

Most talk show hosts have nothing on businesswoman Rachael Ray, who is the host of the very talk show that bears her name. She even has (count 'em) THREE Food Network series. She’s also found the time to write numerous cookbooks and create a pet food line all while launching a magazine. Where does she even find the time to sleep?

14 Elizabeth Hasselbeck

Before she became a talk show host, Elizabeth Hasselbeck was a contestant on the second season of the hit reality show, Survivor, and came in fourth place. If you’re not a fan of The View (she took Lisa Ling’s spot on the talk show), you’ll note that Elizabeth is married to former NFL quarterback, Tim Hasselbeck.

13 Cybill Shepherd

If you’re old enough, you might remember actress, model, and talk show host Cybill Shepherd from movies like Taxi Driver, or television shows like Moonlighting (where she helped put Bruce Willis on the map).However, you may not know that she hosted her own talk show at one point - she really did it all.

12 Oprah Winfrey

This woman does it all - she’s a media proprietor, actress, producer, and talk show host. She is easily the most recognized face in all of television, without a doubt. She’s not only a billionaire who has been around the world, but she’s interviewed some of the most influential people on this planet. She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2013.

11 Queen Latifah

I have yet to meet a fellow human being who has absolutely no idea who Queen Latifah is. It’s not just because she’s a talk show host, but because she’s a rapper, singer, actress, model, producer, etc. There’s really nothing that she hasn’t done – which includes cleaning up at any and all award shows. Even though her talk show was canceled, we still love her.

10 Maria Celeste Arraras

Puerto Rican journalist Maria Celeste Arraras isn’t just another beautiful face gracing the small screen, she’s also an author and has won three Emmy Awards for journalism. In 2018, she was awarded a Doctorate Honoris Causa from the Universidad-Central de Bayamon. She’s the host of Al Rojo Vivo con Maria Celeste.

9 Jillian Michaels

You might recognize Jillian Michaels from her work as a personal trainer on NBC’s The Biggest Loser. On the show, she’s known for her “no-nonsense” ways and hard as a rock teaching style. She’s also a best-selling author and the host of Losing It with Jillian. To top it off, she’s also known for her work on the talk show,The Doctors.

8 Kelly Ripa

You probably know Kelly Ripa thanks to her extremely bubbly personality (she’s often made fun of herself for it, too, which makes her even more charming). She was on All My Children for 12 years before moving to co-host the morning talk show Live! with Kelly and Michael. She and her husband, Mark Consuelos also own their own company called Milojo.

7 Daniella Cicarelli

Daniella Cicarelli is a hostess on MTV’s Brasil’s Beija Sapo (among other MTV presenter gigs) but before that, she started her modeling career when she was very young. She became known in Brazil when she starred in a popular Pepsi commercial. She also starred in a soap opera called Filhas da Mae.

6 Busy Philipps

Personally, I remember actress Busy Philipps, not from her talk show or those Old Navy commercials she enjoys doing so much, but rather her work on shows like Dawson’s Creek, Freaks and Geeks, and Cougar Town (with Courtney Cox). She’s also starred in popular movies like He’s Just Not That Into You and Made of Honor.

5 Heidi Cortez

Heidi Cortez was co-writer on Howard Stern’s Sirius XM satellite channel and moved over to radio host where she would read bedtime stories in a comical fashion to listeners. Even though the show was canceled, Cortez went on to write a book called Heidi’s Bedtime Stories and made the Barnes and Noble’s Best Sellers List.

4 Lisa Ling

Talk about a woman who is the entire package: brains, beauty, and charisma. Lisa Ling, who hosts This is Life with Lisa Ling on CNN. She is also the former host or co-host on some pretty popular shows like The View, Our America with Lisa Ling, and National Geographic Explorer. She was also a special correspondent for The Oprah Winfrey Show.

3 Ananda Lewis

Older millennials will recognize Ananda Lewis from her work as an MTV veejay from the 1990s to 2001. In the early 200s, she actually left the comfort of MTV to host her own talk show called The Ananda Lewis Show. Later on in her life, she hosted The Insider and appeared on the reality show Celebrity Mole: Yucatan.

2 Giselle Blondet

Some Americans might not recognize Giselle Blondet’s beautiful face since she’s a Puerto Rican actress and TV show host. Back in the 90s, she became the co-host of Univision’s international morning talk show Despierta America. She went on to publish her autobiography and became the host of a reality tv show called Nuestra Belleza Latina.

1 Tyra Banks

Of course, Tyra ranks number one on our list. Why? Because not only is she beautiful (hello – she is a model first and foremost after all), but she takes NO ONE’S garbage. Ever! Little escapes Tyra Banks’ attention as a talk show host, and, trust us, you do not want to get on her bad side. She’s always been genuinely amazing.

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20) Tammy Bruce: Radio talk show host, blogger
19) Liz Cheney: Co-Founder, Keep America Safe
18) Tina Korbe: Associate editor for HotAir.com
17) Mary Katharine Ham: Radio host, blogger at the Daily Caller, Fox News contributor.
16) Dana Loesch: Editor-in-Chief of Big Journalism, a CNN contributor, and hosts her own daily radio show.
15) Dana Perino: Former White House Press Secretary, rotating host of “The Five.”
14) Pamela Geller: Blogger, activist, executive director of Stop Islamization of America.
13) Phyllis Schlafly: Columnist, President of Eagle Forum
12) S.E. Cupp: Columnist, contributing editor at Townhall magazine, TV personality
11) Dr. Laura Schlessinger: Radio host on SIRIUS XM.
10) Nikki Haley: Governor of South Carolina.
9) Condi Rice: Former foreign policy advisor to George Bush, former Secretary of State.
8) Jan Brewer: Governor of Arizona.
7) Kathryn Jean Lopez: Syndicated columnist, editor of National Review Online.
6) Michelle Malkin: Best selling author, highly read blogger, very popular columnist.
5) Cathy McMorris Rodgers: Republican Congresswoman, Vice-Chair of the House Republican Conference.
4) Michele Bachmann: Minnesota Congresswoman, presidential candidate.
3) Laura Ingraham: Talk host with 6 million plus listeners per week.
2) Ann Coulter: Best selling author, extremely popular columnist.
1) Sarah Palin: Former Governor of Alaska, former VP candidate.

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In fact, since Oprah's debut, daytime television is where you could always find the majority of female talk show hosts, like Tyra Banks, Rosie O'Donnell, and Ellen DeGeneres . Oprah's popularity allowed her to expand her television presence to her own network, OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network. 04 of 04 Ricki Lake Talk show host Ricki Lake.

When people think of talk show legends, they often think of the industry's men, like Johnny Carson, Jack Paar, and Merv Griffin. Yet, the impact women have had on the format has transformed the way talk shows are presented to audiences, especially in daytime television.

Let's take a look at how four women became pioneers in the talk show scene.

Dinah Shore is best known for her long career as a singer, actress, and variety show host. Her popularity peaked in the 1950s, but in the early 70s, Shore took on daytime television, hosting two, talk shows.

"Dinah's Place" was an early template for modern shows like ​"​The Rachael Ray Show" and "The Martha Stewart Show." The early morning, half-hour program featured celebrity guests who would engage with Shore in an activity.

For example, when Ginger Rogers appeared, she didn't dance. Instead, she demonstrated her ability to work a pottery wheel. Health and fitness experts were regular guests, serving up advice to viewers on how to eat well and get exercise.

Her second program, "Dinah!," more closely followed the talk show format. The competition for her 90-minute talk show? Merv Griffin and Mike Douglas, both of whom had well-established shows.

The biggest twist for the daytime show was its regular rock star guests, like David Bowie. The bands showed Dinah's appreciation for new musical talent and introduced audiences to performances they might not otherwise see.

Comedian Joan Rivers was one of the first women to crack through the glass ceiling of the late night talk shows. A frequent guest host for Johnny Carson, many thought Rivers could be the next host of "The Tonight Show" when Carson announced his retirement from the program.

Instead, Rivers moved to the then relatively new Fox Network in 1986 to take on the male-dominated talk show landscape with "The Late Show Starring Joan Rivers." The move cost her the friendship with Carson, who was reportedly upset that he learned of the program from a Fox press conference and not from Rivers. Rivers claims she tried to tell Carson, but he repeatedly hung up on her. Whatever the case may be, Rivers and Carson never spoke again.

Rivers' tenure on the program lasted one season before she was fired by Fox and replaced with a rotating group of talk show hosts. Reportedly, Fox wanted to fire Rivers' husband Edgar Rosenberg from his post as theshow's producer, but Rivers balked. So Fox fired them both.

Rivers would eventually move to daytime television as host of "The Joan Rivers Show." This role lasted five seasons and earned Rivers an Emmy for Outstanding Talk Show Host.

No one could imagine the impact Oprah Winfrey would have on the talk show world when her program, "The Oprah Winfrey Show" debuted in 1986. Further, no one could have predicted Oprah's global impact as her popularity, media philosophy, and philanthropy expanded worldwide over the show's 25-year history.

As Oprah took down the daytime competition, including the incredibly popular "Donahue," she opened the door for other female talk shows to grab hold of the mic, including Sally Jesse Rafael and Ricki Lake. In fact, since Oprah's debut, daytime television is where you could always find the majority of female talk show hosts, like Tyra Banks, Rosie O'Donnell, and Ellen DeGeneres.

Oprah's popularity allowed her to expand her television presence to her own network, OWN: The Oprah Winfrey Network.

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What sets Ricki Lake apart from the rest is the youthful abandon she brought to daytime television when her show, ​"Ricki Lake," debuted in 1993.

Born Ricki Pamela Lake on September 21, 1968, the talk show host began her career as an actress, working with independent filmmaker John Waters. She's probably best known for her lead role in the original film version of "Hairspray."

At the tender age of 25, Lake launched a daytime talk show aimed at her generation, Generation X. What made the show a hit, however, was its quick turn toward tabloid sensationalism.

Usual for the time, Lake's show tackled paternity issues, volatile relationship problems, and other over-the-top antics. Guests would erupt into arguments, some were tossed off the program, and the atmosphere would get unusually tense.

The program disappeared from TV lineups in 2004 and Lake returned to acting. In 2012, she came back with "​The Ricki Lake Show," with hopes to achieve the kind of respect and good work made famous by Oprah. This was short-lived and lasted just one season.

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02-10-2021 · Sharon Osbourne left The Talk in March, following a heated exchange with Sheryl Underwood Credit: CBS Who are the hosts of The Talk now? Sheryl Underwood . Sheryl Patrice Underwood is a comedian, actress and television host. She rose to fame in the comedy world as the first female finalist in 1989's Miller Lite Comedy Search.

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SEASON 11 of The Talk resumed after a brief hiatus following the heated exchange between Sharon Osbourne and Sheryl Underwood.

After co-host Elaine Welteroth announced she was leaving the show just months after fellow cohosts Carrie Ann Inaba and Sharon Osobourne also left, the program announced Akbar Gbajabiamila will be joining The Talk.

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Sheryl Underwood

Sheryl Patrice Underwood is a comedian, actress and television host.

She rose to fame in the comedy world as the first female finalist in 1989's Miller Lite Comedy Search.

The Arkansas native joined The Talk panel in 2011.

She candidly revealed that she was married to Michael, who committed suicide in 1990, three years into their marriage.

Natalie Morales

Natalie Morales confirmed on October 1 that she is stepping down from The Today Show.

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The 49-year-old worked with NBC for 22 years, and worked on multiple programs at the network, including Dateline NBC and NBC Nightly News.

The Daily Mail reported that Morales will be joining The Talk as a permanent co-host, in an effort "to float and fix a sinking ship," a CBS source told the outlet.

Jerry O'Connell

On July 14, it was announced that Jerry O'Connell would replace Osbourne on The Talk following the ex-hosts messy departure in March.

Underwood announced the news during the July 14 episode ofThe Talk.

The actor began co-hosting alongside Sheryl, Amanda and Elaine for The Talk’s Men of May special and continued to co-host in recent weeks.

In May, The Sun broke thatO'Connell is “in final negotiations” to replace Underwood on The Talk after quitting the show in March.

The 47-year-old actor has appeared in several films and TV series, including My Secret Identity, Sliders, Stand By Me, Joe's Apartment, Kangaroo Jack, Crossing Jordan and The Defenders.

Since 2007, O'Connell has been married to former model Rebecca Romijn.

The couple has twin girls who were born in 2008.

Amanda Kloots

Kloots was named a full-time co-host in December. She joined the show with Elaine Welteroth.

Kloots' husband, broadway actor Nick Kloots, died from Covid-19-related complications in July 2020. She documented her husband's struggle with the infectious disease and also wrote a book.

The couple share a son.

Akbar Gbajabiamila

Former NFL player Akbar Gbajabiamila is the latest addition to the talk show. He is joining after Welteroth announced she was leaving the show.

Season 12 will feature the former NFL player alongside Underwood, Kloots and O’Connell, according toDeadline.

Akbar currently hosts NBC’s American Ninja Warrior and American Ninja Warrior Junior.

Did Sharon Osbourne quit The Talk?

Osbourne quit The Talk following mass backlash for her "racially insensitive" comments while defending Piers Morgan.

On March 26, CBS released a statement confirming the daytime series will alsocontinue to be on hiatusfor the foreseeable future while the cast makes its transition.

"Sharon Osbourne has decided to leave The Talk," CBS announced on March 26.

"The events of the March 10 broadcast were upsetting to everyone involved, including the audience watching at home.

“As part of our review, we concluded that Sharon’s behavior toward her co-hosts during the March 10 episode did not align with our values for a respectful workplace.

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“We also did not find any evidence that CBS executives orchestrated the discussion or blindsided any of the hosts," it added.

The network continued: “At the same time, we acknowledge the network and studio teams, as well as the showrunners, are accountable for what happened during that broadcast.

"As it was clear the co-hosts were not properly prepared by the staff for a complex and sensitive discussion involving race.

“During this week’s hiatus, we are coordinating workshops, listening sessions and training about equity, inclusion and cultural awareness for the hosts, producers and crew.

“Going forward, we are identifying plans to enhance the producing staff and producing procedures to better serve the hosts, the production and, ultimately, our viewers."

The British personality has been a main fixture on the program since it first premiered in 2010 - making her the only person who has remained on the cast since the beginning.

What did Sharon Osbourne say to Sheryl Underwood?

The audience seemed to turn onOsbourne after shegot into a tense argumentwith co-hostUnderwoodregardingMorgan's"racially insensitive" behavior toward Meghan Markle.

Piers evenwalked off the set and left his morning showafter being accused of racially insensitive comments.

Osbourne continually defended the ex Good Morning Britain anchorafter he slammed the Duchess of Sussex's interview withOprah Winfrey.

However, Osbourne's co-host Underwood did not see eye-to-eye with her afterOzzy Osbourne's wife said she was supporting Morgan's "freedom of speech."

Underwood attempted to explain that racism was not always "the words themselves" but the "intent or way they are said," but Sharon kept fighting back.

Theyexchanged words as Osbourne ended up in tearsduring the heated segment - while also quipping at Underwood to "not cry."

The duo alsorefused to apologizeon-air; however, Osbourne eventuallyclarified her position and views on Instagram and ended up blaming the on-air fight on the network,claiming she was "blindsided."

Who else left The Talk?

Elaine Welteroth will not be returning for her second season on the show, it was reported on Tuesday, August 31.

According toDeadline,Elaine is leaving The Talk to shift her focus on other projects.

“We wish Elaine all the best. We are grateful for her passion, enthusiasm, and insight she brought to the show daily,”The Talkexecutive producers Heather Gray and Kristin Matthews told Deadline in a statement.

“Her openness and meaningful conversations were attributes we admired and always appreciated.”

Sources told the outlet that producers hope have at least one new permanent co-hostsecured whenThe Talkpremieres its new season on September 13.

In April, Carrie Ann Inaba announced she was taking a leave of absence from The Talk. In August, she announced she would permanently leave the show.

Who were the original hosts from season one?

Season one's lineup included Sara Gilbert, Osbourne, Marissa Jaret Winokur, Holly Robinson Peete and Leah Remini.

Marie Osmond is the show's most short-lived judge.

Marie announced on September 2 that she was leaving the show after only one season.

Since Marie's exit, many fans haveleaped to her support, saying they miss the star on the panel.

In December, Eve bid farewell to the show. She had been on the show since 2017.

The 42-year-old made the shocking announcement on November 2 during the episode of the populardaytime talk showas she revealed she would be wrapping up her time there at the end of December.

The rapper explained that she could not host the show from London, England, where she currently lives with her husband, Maximillion Cooper, as she "can't travel."

Eve told her co-hosts on her last day on the show that she was "so lucky and so grateful to be a part of this show."

"I've learned from each of you ladies," she said.

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08-03-2022 · Host: Debbie Gibson’s Mixtape Show on The Blend To this day, singer-songwriter, record producer, and actress Debbie Gibson remains the youngest female artist to have written, produced, and performed a Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 single with her 1987 song “Foolish Beat,” released when she was 17 years old.

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This Women’s History Month, SiriusXM is shining a spotlight on the women who bring their unique perspectives, talents and personalities to our airwaves. From talk and sports to entertainment and music channels, celebrate the strong, trailblazing women making their voices heard, playing your favorite songs and beyond. Read more about them below and tune in to hear what they have to say on air!

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Heather B.

Host: Happy Hour with Heather B. on SiriusXM FLY

Co-host: Sway in the Morning on Shade 45 and Heather B. Live on SiriusXM Urban View

female black talk show hosts (238)As one of the original “seven strangers,” Heather B. learned firsthand about getting real during the first-ever season of MTV’sThe Real World. This casting made Heather B. the first Black woman to appear on a reality TV show as MTV kicked off some of the groundbreaking reality shows it’s known for today. Heather B.’s perspective as a trailblazing, Black pop culture figure is evident across SiriusXM FLY (Ch. 47), Shade 45 (Ch. 45), and SiriusXM Urban View (Ch. 126) channels, where she shares meaningful commentary and spins hip-hop classics.

“There’s no way I could’ve imagined, as a female hip-hop artist who was just looking for a microphone at the time, that being on the very first season of MTV’sThe Real World would not only bless me with a megaphone, but change the way the world would forever view television.” —Heather B.

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Nina Blackwood

Host: ’80s on 8

female black talk show hosts (240)As one of MTV’s first-ever VJs (and the first female MTV VJ), Nina Blackwood spent five years introducing some of the most impactful music videos in pop culture history. But despite MTV’s channel-defining debut of The Buggles’ “Video Killed the Radio Star,” Blackwood has been keeping the spirit of radio alive with her daily show and the Big 40 Countdown on ’80s on 8 (Ch. 8), as well as the all-new I Want My ’80s podcast onthe SiriusXM app.

“Just as that rocket blasting off the launch pad signified, I personally would never be able to look at my life the same way again and would forever be linked with the extraordinary age of video music. One small step for a woman … one rockin’ leap for womankind!” —Blackwood

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Debbie Gibson

Host: Debbie Gibson’s Mixtape Show on The Blend

female black talk show hosts (242)To this day, singer-songwriter, record producer, and actress Debbie Gibson remains the youngest female artist to have written, produced, and performed a Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 single with her 1987 song “Foolish Beat,” released when she was 17 years old. These days, Gibson takes over The Blend (Ch. 16) with a mix of music tailored to a specific theme for an hour every other week.

“It was clear when I started in the recording industry there was, at that time, a prejudice against young artists and females, especially when it came to the writing and the producing side. I knew that I had a clear artistic vision and the musical knowledge to articulate it, so going No. 1 two years in a row with songs I wrote and produced definitely broke some ground for the future of female writer-producers. It felt like a victory that was bigger than myself!” —Gibson

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Dr. Nieca Goldberg

Host: Beyond the Heart on Doctor Radio

female black talk show hosts (244)Since the beginning of her career, Dr. Nieca Goldberg, MD, has endeavored to advance women’s healthcare, particularly in promoting the understanding of women’s coronary and cardiovascular issues. This led to the creation of the Joan H. Tisch Center for Women’s Health at NYU Langone Health in 2011, which Dr. Goldberg founded (and also formerly served as medical director) to ensure women’s well-being is prioritized. Goldberg is also the Senior Advisor to Women’s Health Strategy at NYU Langone Health, a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at NYU School of Medicine, Medical Director of NYU Women’s Heart Program, and Co-Medical Director of the 92nd Street Y’s Cardio Rehab Program.

Goldberg brings this passion to her Doctor Radio (Ch. 110) show,Beyond the Heart, on which she answers cardiology questions on everything from stroke risks to heart-attack symptoms through a female lens.

“A winning formula for success is to be honest with yourself and with those you interact with. Open your heart to different ideas and new experiences. If something doesn’t work out, move on and another door will open. Success is a marathon, not a sprint.” —Goldberg

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Meg Griffin

Host: Classic Vinyl, Deep Tracks, The Beatles Channel and The Loft

female black talk show hosts (246)After witnessing the birth of punk circa 1973 in legendary rooms like Max’s Kansas City and CBGB, Meg Griffin helped usher in a new wave as a club DJ and on her radio shows with original mixes of artists like Patti Smith, The Ramones, Talking Heads, and Blondie. Before her time on Classic Vinyl (Ch. 26), Deep Tracks (Ch. 27), The Beatles Channel (Ch. 18), and The Loft (Ch. 710), Griffin first worked with SiriusXM’s Howard Stern on WRNW in ’75. She has also been recognized as one of rock’s groundbreaking DJs in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Radio exhibit.

“The greatest impact for me was how passionately this music of truth, poetry, activism, and rock ‘n’ roll was received by the audience I played it to. All of the energy that I put out via two turntables and a microphone came back to me like a boomerang of love.” —Griffin

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Karen Hunter

Host: The Karen Hunter Show on SiriusXM Urban View

female black talk show hosts (248)In 1988, Karen Hunter joined theNew York Daily News as its first Black female news columnist. Since then, Hunter has won a Pulitzer Prize, taught journalism at New York University, launched her own book-publishing imprint, co-authored fiveNew York Times bestsellers, and now hostsThe Karen Hunter Show on SiriusXM Urban View (Ch. 126), where she leads discourse on the issues facing Black Americans today.

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Hoda Kotb

Host:TODAY Show Radio

female black talk show hosts (250)Though Hoda Kotb boasts a storied background in broadcast journalism, one particularly groundbreaking moment occurred in 2018 when she and Savannah Guthrie became the first pair of women to anchor NBC’s TODAY Show. In the years prior, Kotb served as a correspondent forDateline NBC in 1998, released a bestselling autobiography, won multiple awards for broadcasting and reporting, and was named one of Time Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People. Hear Hoda’s inspirational, infectious personality on TODAY Show Radio (Ch. 108).

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Sarah Kustok

Analyst: SiriusXM NBA Radio

female black talk show hosts (252)Sarah Kustok broke ground as the first female full-time solo analyst for an NBA team’s broadcast after being promoted by the YES Network for her Brooklyn Nets sideline coverage in 2017. When she’s not busy contributing to Nets Magazine, Kustok hosts No Look Passon SiriusXM NBA Radio (Ch. 86) and offers her expertise to several other shows and specials on the channel.

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Claire B. Lang

Host: SiriusXM NASCAR Radio

female black talk show hosts (254)Award-winning journalist and broadcast anchor Claire B. Lang has hostedDialed In on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio (Ch. 90) since 2001, back when NASCAR first launched on satellite radio. Lang is an omnipresent fixture in the NASCAR garage every weekend, providing her listeners the most up-to-date news and interviews with the sport’s biggest personalities.

“From the first day I got into broadcasting over four decades ago — when I felt very alone as a female in sports talk radio — to today with so many talented women now on-air and an innovative platform like SiriusXM that gives us an incredible broadcast canvas to paint on, we’ve come a long way.Setting an example for the young women coming along next means so much. And seeking to be grouped not just among women only, but among the whole group of the best of broadcast journalists in excellence is important and is a personal mission.” —Lang

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Carol Miller

Host: Deep Tracks and Classic Rewind

female black talk show hosts (256)Carol Miller was a pioneering woman in radio during the progressive rock era. Currently in her 50th year on commercial radio, she was featured as one of rock’s groundbreaking DJs in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Radio exhibit. Now, Miller — who authored Up All Night: My Life and Times in Rock Radio in 2012 — lends her expertise to Deep Tracks (Ch. 27) weekend mornings at 9am ET and Classic Rewind (Ch. 25) where she queues up deep cuts and some of her favorite cassette-era rock.

“Fifty years ago, I was hired as a token woman DJ, and the boss wanted me to be called ‘Cinderella.’ I wanted to be accepted as myself, your friend on the radio, playing the rock music we all loved, and I’m grateful to have been able to do just that over the decades.” —Miller

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Rosalyn Gold-Onwude

Host: SiriusXM NBA Radio

female black talk show hosts (258)Rosalyn Gold-Onwude attended the famed Arch Bishop Molloy High School in Queens, NY, where she won two state championships. She then moved on to Stanford and played in three Final Fours and two National Championship Games. Since graduating from Palo Alto, she has been a sideline reporter for the Golden State Warriors and spent time at TNT and ESPN. She can be heard on a variety of SiriusXM NBA Radio (Ch. 86) programs.

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Roxanne Shante

Host: Have a Nice Day on Rock The Bells Radio

female black talk show hosts (260)Shante holds the unique honor of being the first female rapper to have a hit single with “Roxanne’s Revenge,” which she recorded at only 13 years old. In the years since the hard-hitting, seven-minute freestyle was released in 1984, Shante has mentored young women in hip-hop, made appearances on Ego Trip’s Miss Rap Supreme, was the subject of the biopic Roxanne Roxanne, and more. She currently plays music, interviews hip-hop hitmakers, and shares exclusive stories during Have a Nice Day on LL COOL J’s Rock The Bells Radio (Ch. 43).

“My first record was a freestyle, and I feel like it allowed other female artists to come in with a sense of freedom. I consider hip-hop more than a genre, but my culture as a woman. It has given me strength, a platform, and a purpose. Hip-hop has given me a place in history. If I had to sum it up, hip-hop saved my life.” —Shante

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Angie Skinner

Host: SiriusXM NASCAR Radio

female black talk show hosts (262)Angie Skinner has done everything from negotiate contracts for NASCAR Radio broadcasts to writing NASCAR-themed books and managing successful charity events, all while playing a vital role in managing her husband’s racing career. Skinner has more than 15 years of experience in reporting and media relations and also co-hosts Skinner Round-Up throughout the year with her husband Mike.

“Being a woman in motorsports has been an honor. I’ve been very fortunate to surround myself with very compassionate, tenacious and professional peers in racing that elevate one another to be their best; support one another to grow. Always let people and those in your industry know where you stand, and always be willing to learn. Hustle! Never give up. Never quit, be humble and listen!” —Skinner

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Bevy Smith

Host: Bevelations on Radio Andy

female black talk show hosts (264)After leaving behind a career as a fashion-advertising director, Bevy Smith has gone on to become a Gracie Award-winning radio-show host, motivational speaker, TV personality, brand ambassador, pop culture aficionado, and published author of her memoir Bevelations: Lessons From a Mutha, Auntie, Bestie. In her daily Radio Andy (Ch. 102) show, Bevelations, she imparts her wisdom straight, no chaser — while sharing stories about entertainment, dating and sex, women’s issues, and much more.

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Danielle Trotta

Host: SiriusXM NASCAR Radio

female black talk show hosts (266)Danielle Trotta has covered NASCAR, NFL, NBA, collegiate athletics, Supercross and MotoGP for some of the biggest broadcasting companies in sports. Her work has taken her from the studio to the sidelines, and now she can be heard daily on SiriusXM NASCAR Radio co-hosting SiriusXM’s On-Track.

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18-07-2012 · For those of us who can remember when Oprah first gained massive popularity in the ‘90s, it was also the time of a great influx of ‘90s talk show hosts. EVERYONE had a show, and I mean EVERYONE (even Robin Givens and Tempestt Bledsoe, aka Vanessa Huxtable). This post may contain affiliate links. See our privacy policy. If you were a black woman, had vocal cords …

18-07-2012

For those of us who can remember when Oprah first gained massive popularity in the ‘90s, it was also the time of a great influx of ‘90s talk show hosts. EVERYONE had a show, and I mean EVERYONE (even Robin Givens and Tempestt Bledsoe, aka Vanessa Huxtable).

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If you were a black woman, had vocal cords and a neck that swiveled, you got a talk show. And shoulder pads, because you couldn’t be a ‘90s talk show host without shoulder pads.

Now that Oprah has left network TV to helm her OWN (pun intended) network, there are a new crop of talk show hosts itching to take her place.

We now have Bethenny (who did a partial swivel on “The Real Housewives of New York”), Wendy (whose neck and wigs both swivel), several “The View” knockoffs (including one that rhymes with the aforementioned title), a dude from Jerry Springer and a few British guys who I’m not actually sure why they have shows (British white guys are genetically incapable of swiveling their heads). Even Ricki Lake, the younger, New Yorkier version of Oprah, is making a comeback.

While we welcome (sort of) the new crop of folks, we do want to pay homage to the talk show sistas whose heads swiveled a path for the talk show hosts of the future.

Remember Them?

90s Talk Show Hosts

The Tempestt Bledsoe Show

Host: Tempestt Bledsoe, aka Vanessa Huxtable

Dates Aired: 1995

Signature Show: “I’m a Black Queen, I Deserve A Black King”

Swivel Factor (on scale of 1-10): 2 (and that is only because she had that dope, ahead-of-it’s-time natural hairstyle back in the ‘90s).

Qualifications: Numerous hours advising Rudy not to put shampoo in her hair.

What is She Doing Now: Reality shows, of course, with Dwayne Wayne’s bestie (and her real-life partner) Darryl Bell. Here’s a weird twist: Dwayne Wayne actually went out on a date with Vanessa Huxtable on the show.

The Bertice Berry Show

Host: Bertice Berry, a comedian/lecturer/sociologist

Dates Aired: 1993-1994

Signature Show: “Charles Manson as a Role Model”

Swivel Factor (on scale of 1-10): 6

Qualifications: Dr. Berry is perhaps the only person out of all the ‘90s talk show hosts who could actually give advice (she has a Ph.D. in sociology from Kent State).

What is She Doing Now: College lecture circuit

The Jenny Jones Show

Host: Jenny Jones, a Canadian comedienne and breast cancer survivor (yes, Jenny’s not a black lady, but she accumulated several “ghetto passes” over the 12-year span of her talk show).

Dates Aired: 1991-2003

Signature Show: “Same Sex Secret Crushes,” the show in which a gay man revealed a crush on a friend. The friend later killed the confessor

Swivel Factor (on scale of 1-10): 7 (with 2 points removed because she’s Canadian)

What is She Doing Now: Hanging out with Rude Jude?

Rolanda

Host: Rolanda Watts, a veteran television reporter

Dates Aired: 1994-1997

Signature Show: Several. Rolanda committed the ultimate talk show sin…she actually got real celebrities (James Brown, Aretha Franklin, the cast of “Moesha”) to be on her show.

Swivel Factor (on scale of 1-10): 4

Qualifications: She was a TV reporter in the ‘90s, so she had a lot of ‘90s business suits
that needed to be worn

What is She Doing Now: The announcer for Judge Joe Brown (dang, not even Judge Mathis?!)

Iyanla

Host: Iyanla Vanzant, a spiritual guru and the only person to ever diss Oprah AND Barbara Walters and live to tell about it

Dates Aired: 2001-2002

Signature Show: Actually, her best show wasn’t her show…at least in name. It was her two-episode chatfest with Oprah. Talk about great television…

Swivel Factor (on scale of 1-10): 45. We sistas love Iyanla. I personally have four of her books. I’ve never read them, but that’s besides the point.

Qualifications: She’s got the neck swivel down pat. Plus she out-“spiritualized” Oprah…on her own show.

What is She Doing Now: Pissing off Oprah? Just kidding. Her painful-to-watch groveling to Oprah during the last season of the Queen of Chat’s show landed her an upcoming show on the struggling OWN.

Mother Love’s Forgive or Forget

Host: Mother Love, an actress, spokesperson and radio personality

Dates Aired: 1998-1999

Signature Show: Anything to do with husbands who want to come out to their wives… on national TV.

Swivel Factor (on scale of 1-10): 11, because she reminds me of my grandma who could spend hours talking about her diabetes.

What is She Doing Now: Making bank as a spokesperson for a slew of products that deal with diabetes (RIP Nana)

Robin Givens’ Forgive or Forget

Host: Robin Givens, an actress, super-smart person (she got into Harvard) and professional bitter woman

Dates Aired: 1999-2000 (they fired Mother Love and hired Givens)

Signature Show: Every show was about cheaters, so take your pick

Swivel Factor (on scale of 1-10): -20. Robin Givens DOES NOT swivel her neck…EVER.

What is She Doing Now: Still kinda bitter?

The Queen Latifah Show

Host: Queen Latifah–Cover Girl, singer, rapper, actress, and plus-size fashion icon

Dates Aired: 1999-2001

Signature Show: Anyone with someone singing (‘cause they were almost always really bad)

Swivel Factor (on scale of 1-10): 1000 before “Bringing Down the House,” 8 after.

Qualifications: U.N.I.T.Y.

What is She Doing Now: Making millions and causing speculation about her sexual orientation (do we really care?)

The Whoopi Goldberg Show

Host: Whoopi Goldberg, one of the few EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony) winners

Dates Aired: 1992-1993

Signature Show: Whoopi did one-on-one interviews with top celebrities (like Sean Connery) for the entire hour

Swivel Factor (on scale of 1-10): 1. Let’s be real, Whoopi totally phoned it in.

What is She Doing Now: Hosting “The View” on ABC and polishing her Emmys, Grammys, Oscars and Tonys.

The Ricki Lake Show

Host: Ricki Lake, the formerly plus-size star of John Waters’ films. Yes, Ricki is also not a black lady, but she’s banked a few “ghetto passes”.

Dates Aired: 1993-2004

Signature Show: The one with Reverend Fred Phelps and his scary thoughts about HIV/AIDS and gay men.

Swivel Factor (on scale of 1-10): 3, because she was pretty hip

What is She Doing Now: She’s making a comeback with an all new “Ricki Lake Show” debuting September 2012

FAQs

Who is the black lady that has a talk show? ›

Sheryl Underwood
BornSheryl Patrice Underwood October 28, 1963 Little Rock, Arkansas, U.S.
NationalityAmerican
OccupationComedian actress television host
Notable workThe Talk BET Comic View
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Who was the first black woman on a talk show? ›

Della Reese - Reese was the first African-American woman to host her own syndicated talk show in the United States, The Della Reese Show.

Who was the black talk show host in the 90s? ›

Montel Williams

The Emmy-Award winning host discussed a various controversial topics and had notable guest including former South African president Nelson Mandela, actor Tom Cruise, and president George W.

Who is the most famous female talk show host? ›

Oprah Winfrey is probably the most beloved daytime talk show host ever. People even call her the Queen of Talk. Oprah hosted The Oprah Winfrey Show that aired for 25 seasons and made it the highest-rated daytime talk show in American television history.

Who was the first African American to have their own TV show? ›

Nat King Cole was the first African American entertainer with a network television series (1956–57), but, despite the singer's great talent, his variety show had trouble attracting sponsors.

Who was the first black person on television? ›

African Americans have appeared on television as long as the medium has been around. In fact, the first Black person on TV may have been Broadway star Ethel Waters, who hosted a one-off variety show on NBC on June 14, 1939, when television was still being developed.

What was the first Black African American TV show? ›

Early twentieth century

The first television sitcom to portray Black people, Amos 'n Andy, was widely popular among diverse audiences.

Who was the first female talk show host? ›

Joan Rivers was widely considered the first female late-night host when she began hosting Fox's The Late Show in October 1986. However, nearly forty years before Rivers took that job, there was another woman who had, in fact, pioneered the genre and become the first late-night host: Faye Emerson.

What is the most watched daytime talk show? ›

'The View' Is the Most-Watched Daytime Talk Show, Taking the Top Spot in All 24 Weeks of Original Telecasts This Season in Households and 23 of 24 Weeks in Total Viewers. For the week of March 1, 2021, the most recent week including syndication, ABC's “The View” ranked No.

Who is the most famous talk show host? ›

“Here's Johnny!” The gold standard of the late-night talk show world, The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson aired for 30 years, from 1962 to 1992. With his sidekick Ed McMahon sitting alongside him, Johnny Carson became the most respected late-night show host of all time.

Who were the late-night talk show hosts? ›

Late Night (franchise)
Late Night
Presented byDavid Letterman (1982–1993) Conan O'Brien (1993–2009) Jimmy Fallon (2009–2014) Seth Meyers (2014–present)
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodes1,819 (under Letterman) 2,725 (under O'Brien) 969 (under Fallon) 1,346 (under Meyers) Total: 6,427
Production
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Who is the first Black comedian? ›

Flip Wilson

What is the most watched daytime talk show? ›

'The View' Is the Most-Watched Daytime Talk Show, Taking the Top Spot in All 24 Weeks of Original Telecasts This Season in Households and 23 of 24 Weeks in Total Viewers. For the week of March 1, 2021, the most recent week including syndication, ABC's “The View” ranked No.

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