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The Best Black Female Talk Show Hosts In TV History 

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Updated July 13, 2020 205 votes 28 voters 1.1k views 28 items

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)
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Whoopi Goldberg is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Black Female Talk Show Hosts In TV History
  • The Whoopi Goldberg Show - (1992-1993)
  • The View - (since 2007)
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Tyra Banks is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Black Female Talk Show Hosts In TV History
  • The Tyra Banks Show - (2005-2010)
  • FABLife - (2015-2016)
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Queen Latifah is listed (or ranked) 4 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
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Mo'Nique Imes-Jackson is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Black Female Talk Show Hosts In TV History
  • The Mo'Nique Show - Season 1, 2
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Robin Roberts is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Black Female Talk Show Hosts In TV History
  • Good Morning America - 1995 to present
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Wendy Williams is listed (or ranked) 7 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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Keke Palmer is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Black Female Talk Show Hosts In TV History
  • Just Keke - Season 1
  • Strahan, Sara & Keke - Season 1
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Della Reese is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Black Female Talk Show Hosts In TV History
  • Della - Season 1
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Shaun Robinson is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Black Female Talk Show Hosts In TV History
  • Access Hollywood - (1999 to 2015)
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Soledad O'Brien is listed (or ranked) 11 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
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Sherri Shepherd is listed (or ranked) 12 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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Trisha Goddard is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Black Female Talk Show Hosts In TV History
  • Trisha - 1998 to 2010
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Eve is listed (or ranked) 14 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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Rolonda Watts is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Black Female Talk Show Hosts In TV History
  • Rolonda - Season 1, 2, 3, 4
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Star Jones is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Black Female Talk Show Hosts In TV History
  • The View - (1997-2006)
  • Star Jones - Season 1
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Abiola Abrams is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Black Female Talk Show Hosts In TV History
  • Chat Zone
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Loni Love is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Black Female Talk Show Hosts In TV History
  • The Real - Season 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
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Robin Givens is listed (or ranked) 19 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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Kim Coles is listed (or ranked) 20 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
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Iyanla Vanzant is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Black Female Talk Show Hosts In TV History

Iyanla - Season 1

Iyanla Vanzant (born Rhonda Eva Harris; September 13, 1953) is an American inspirational speaker, lawyer, New Thought spiritual teacher, author, life coach, and television personality. She is ...more
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Kimora Lee Simmons is listed (or ranked) 22 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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Tempestt Bledsoe is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Black Female Talk Show Hosts In TV History

The Tempestt Bledsoe Show -  Season 1

Tempestt Bledsoe (born August 1, 1973) is an American actress. She is best known for her childhood role as Vanessa Huxtable, the fourth child of Cliff and Clair Huxtable on the long-running NBC ...more
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Cynthia Garrett is listed (or ranked) 24 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) 25 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