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The Best Black Female Talk Show Hosts In TV History  

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List Rules Vote up the current and former talk show hosts who make their programs worth watching.

Talk show hosts control conversations about everything from politics to relationships. The best black female talk show hosts have appeared on a variety of shows including advice shows, morning news programs and panel discussions. Iconic series like Oprah, The Wendy Williams Show and The View have featured some amazing black female hosts as have such morning talk shows as Today with Hoda & Kathy Lee and The Talk.

Hosts keep the conversation going with candid honesty and humor. People like Whoopi Goldberg, Robin Roberts, and Star Jones are iconic black women talk show hosts. Access Hollywood, Good Morning America, and The Tyra Banks Show have all featured talented black female hosts over the years.

While the guests change each episode, hosts often stick around year after year. Many fans tune into see people like Queen Latifah, Mo'Nique, and Loni Love create magic out of impromptu moments.

Who are your favorite black female talk show hosts? Here's your chance to vote for your favorite black and African American women who host talk shows - including morning talk show hosts - to make sure the best of the best lands in the top spot on this ultimate list. There are many great black female hosts so vote for everyone you love to watch.

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Oprah Winfrey is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Black Female Talk Show Hosts In TV History
  • The Oprah Winfrey Show - (1986-2011)
  • Oprah Presents: Master Class - (2011-2018)
  • Oprah's Lifeclass - (2011-2014)
  • Super Soul Sunday - (since 2011)
  • Oprah Prime - (2012-2015)
  • Oprah: Where Are They Now? - (since 2012)
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 ...more
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Wendy Williams is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Black Female Talk Show Hosts In TV History

The Wendy Williams Show - (since 2008)

Wendy Joan Williams Hunter (born July 18, 1964) is an American television and radio presenter, businesswoman, writer, actress, fashion designer, and media personality. She has hosted the ...more
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Whoopi Goldberg is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Black Female Talk Show Hosts In TV History
  • The Whoopi Goldberg Show - (1992-1993)
  • The View - (since 2007)
Caryn Elaine Johnson (born November 13, 1955), known professionally as Whoopi Goldberg (), is an American actor, comedian, author, and television personality. She has been nominated for 13 Emmy ...more
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Tyra Banks is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Black Female Talk Show Hosts In TV History
  • The Tyra Banks Show - (2005-2010)
  • FABLife - (2015-2016)
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, ...more
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Shaun Robinson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Black Female Talk Show Hosts In TV History
  • Access Hollywood - (1999 to 2015)
Shaun Robinson (born July 11, 1962) is an American television host.
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Mo'Nique Imes-Jackson is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Black Female Talk Show Hosts In TV History
  • The Mo'Nique Show - Season 1, 2
Monique Angela Hicks (née Imes; born December 11, 1967), known professionally as Mo'Nique, is an American comedian and actress. She first gained fame as a member of the Queens Of Comedy, ...more
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Queen Latifah is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Black Female Talk Show Hosts In TV History
  • The Queen Latifah Show (1999) - Season 1, 2
  • The Queen Latifah Show (2013) - Season 1, 2
Dana Elaine Owens (born March 18, 1970), known professionally as Queen Latifah, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, actress, and producer. Born in Newark, New Jersey, she signed with ...more
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Della Reese is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Black Female Talk Show Hosts In TV History
  • Della - Season 1
Delloreese Patricia Early (July 6, 1931 – November 19, 2017), known professionally as Della Reese, was an American jazz and gospel singer, actress, and ordained minister whose career spanned ...more
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Robin Roberts is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Black Female Talk Show Hosts In TV History
  • Good Morning America - 1995 to present
Robin René Roberts (born November 23, 1960) is an American television broadcaster. Roberts is the anchor of ABC's Good Morning America.After growing up in Mississippi and attending ...more
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Star Jones is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Black Female Talk Show Hosts In TV History
  • The View - (1997-2006)
  • Star Jones - Season 1
Starlet Marie Jones (born March 24, 1962) is an American lawyer, journalist, television personality, fashion designer, author, and women's and diversity advocate. She is best known as one of the ...more
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Rolonda Watts is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Black Female Talk Show Hosts In TV History
  • Rolonda - Season 1, 2, 3, 4
Rolonda Watts (born July 12, 1959) is an American actress, producer, voice over artist, novelist, motivational speaker, and television and radio talk show host. She is best known for hosting the ...more
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Keke Palmer is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Black Female Talk Show Hosts In TV History
  • Just Keke - Season 1
  • Strahan, Sara & Keke - Season 1
Lauren Keyana "Keke" Palmer (born August 26, 1993) is an American actress, singer, rapper, songwriter, and television personality. Palmer was born in Harvey, Illinois, and raised in ...more
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Soledad O'Brien is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Black Female Talk Show Hosts In TV History
  • Matter of Fact with Soledad O'Brien - Season 1, 2, 3, 4
María de la Soledad Teresa O'Brien (born September 19, 1966) is an American broadcast journalist and executive producer. Since 2016, O'Brien has been the host for Matter of Fact with ...more
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Trisha Goddard is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Black Female Talk Show Hosts In TV History
  • Trisha - 1998 to 2010
Patricia Gloria Goddard (born 23 December 1957) is an English television presenter and actress best known for her morning talk show Trisha, which was broadcast on a mid-morning slot on ITV ...more
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Abiola Abrams is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Black Female Talk Show Hosts In TV History
  • Chat Zone
Abiola Abrams (born July 29, 1976) is an American TV host, filmmaker, Internet personality, personal coach, motivational speaker and author. Her advice columns on topics such as relationships ...more
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Eve is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Black Female Talk Show Hosts In TV History

The Talk - Season 8, 9, 10

Eve Jihan Jeffers-Cooper (born November 10, 1978) is an American hip hop recording artist and actress from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is the inaugural winner of the Grammy Award for Best ...more
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Kimora Lee Simmons is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Black Female Talk Show Hosts In TV History

Life & Style - Season 1

Kimora Lee Leissner (née Perkins, formerly Simmons; born May 4, 1975), known professionally as Kimora Lee Simmons, is an American fashion model and fashion designer who took over Baby ...more
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Robin Givens is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Black Female Talk Show Hosts In TV History

Forgive or Forget - Season 2

Robin Simone Givens (born November 27, 1964) is an American model, stage, film, and television actress. She began her acting career after graduating from Sarah Lawrence College in 1984. In 1986, ...more
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Sherri Shepherd is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Black Female Talk Show Hosts In TV History

The View - Season 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17

Sherri Evonne Shepherd (born April 22, 1967) is an American actress, comedian, author, and television personality. She has appeared in several TV shows in recurring roles, and starred as Ramona ...more
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Ananda Lewis is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Black Female Talk Show Hosts In TV History
  • The Ananda Lewis Show - Season 1
Ananda Lewis (born March 21, 1973) is an American television personality, model and social activist. She was an MTV veejay from the late 1990s until 2001, when she left the network to host her ...more
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Holly Robinson is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Black Female Talk Show Hosts In TV History
  • The Talk - Season 1
Holly Elizabeth Robinson Peete (née, Robinson; born September 18, 1964) is an American actress and singer. She is known for her roles as Judy Hoffs on the Fox TV police drama 21 Jump ...more
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Loni Love is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Black Female Talk Show Hosts In TV History
  • The Real - Season 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Loni Love (born July 12, 1971) is an American comedian, television host, actress and author. While working as an electrical engineer in the early 2000s, she switched to music engineering, until ...more
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Cynthia Garrett is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Black Female Talk Show Hosts In TV History
Cynthia Garrett

Later with Cynthia Garrett - Season 1

Cynthia Garrett is an actress and writer, and the mother of basketball player Christian Garrett.
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Aisha Tyler is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Black Female Talk Show Hosts In TV History

The Talk - Season 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

Aisha N. Tyler (born September 18, 1970) is an American actress, comedian, director and talk show host. She is known for playing Andrea Marino in the first season of Ghost Whisperer, Dr. Tara ...more
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Kim Coles is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Black Female Talk Show Hosts In TV History

Real Gay - Season 1

Kim LaShaunda Coles (born January 11, 1962) is an American actress, comedian and game show host. Coles is known for her roles as a cast member on In Living Color for the first season (1990-1991) ...more