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The Best Black Female Talk Show Hosts In TV History

Updated July 13, 2020 284 votes 35 voters 1.7k views28 items

List RulesVote 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 Winfrey1
    • 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)
  • Whoopi Goldberg2
    • The Whoopi Goldberg Show - (1992-1993)
    • The View - (since 2007)
  • Tyra Banks3
    • The Tyra Banks Show - (2005-2010)
    • FABLife - (2015-2016)
  • Queen Latifah4
    • The Queen Latifah Show (1999) - Season 1, 2
    • The Queen Latifah Show (2013) - Season 1, 2
  • Mo'Nique Imes-Jackson5
    • The Mo'Nique Show - Season 1, 2
  • Keke Palmer6
    • Just Keke - Season 1
    • Strahan, Sara & Keke - Season 1
  • Robin Roberts7
    • Good Morning America - 1995 to present
  • Wendy Williams8

    The Wendy Williams Show - (since 2008)

    Wendy Joan Williams Hunter (born July 18, 1964) is an American television and radio presenter,...  more
  • Soledad O'Brien9
    • Matter of Fact with Soledad O'Brien - Season 1, 2, 3, 4
  • Della Reese10
    • Della - Season 1
  • Sherri Shepherd11

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

    Sherri Evonne Shepherd (born April 22, 1967) is an American actress, comedian, author, and...  more
  • Rolonda Watts12
    • Rolonda - Season 1, 2, 3, 4
  • Shaun Robinson13
    • Access Hollywood - (1999 to 2015)
  • Abiola Abrams14
    • Chat Zone
  • Trisha Goddard15
    • Trisha - 1998 to 2010
  • Eve16
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    2

    The Talk - Season 8, 9, 10

    Eve Jihan Jeffers-Cooper (born November 10, 1978) is an American hip hop recording artist and...  more
  • Loni Love17
    • The Real - Season 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
  • Robin Givens18

    Forgive or Forget - Season 2

    Robin Simone Givens (born November 27, 1964) is an American model, stage, film, and television...  more
  • Star Jones19
    • The View - (1997-2006)
    • Star Jones - Season 1
  • Kim Coles20

    Real Gay - Season 1

    Kim LaShaunda Coles (born January 11, 1962) is an American actress, comedian and game show...  more
  • Iyanla Vanzant21

    Iyanla - Season 1

    Iyanla Vanzant (born Rhonda Eva Harris; September 13, 1953) is an American inspirational...  more
  • Kimora Lee Simmons22

    Life & Style - Season 1

    Kimora Lee Leissner (née Perkins, formerly Simmons; born May 4, 1975), known professionally as...  more
  • Tempestt Bledsoe23

    The Tempestt Bledsoe Show -  Season 1

    Tempestt Bledsoe (born August 1, 1973) is an American actress. She is best known for her...  more
  • Cynthia Garrett24
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    2

    Cynthia Garrett

    Later with Cynthia Garrett - Season 1

    Cynthia Garrett is an actress and writer, and the mother of basketball player Christian...
  • Ananda Lewis25
    • The Ananda Lewis Show - Season 1