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The Best Female Talk Show Hosts on TV

List Rules
Vote up the women who have been the best at hosting talk shows.

Though the field is expanding, most of the best female talk show hosts are the faces we see and the voices we hear on morning and daytime talk shows. Women like Ellen DeGeneres, Barbara Walters, and Oprah Winfrey are household names who have hosted some of the longest running talk shows on television. There are more female late night talk show hosts than there used to be, with Samantha Bee and Busy Philipps joining the ranks of comedians and personalities such as Chelsea Handler and Joan Rivers. Whether they're great at conducting interviews, know how to ask the hard questions, or just make a show something you can't miss, these women are the best at what they do.

Of these great female talk show hosts, which of these women have been the very best? Vote up the women who have done the best job hosting chat shows, late night talk shows, morning shows and more.

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  • Aisha Tyler
    1
    The Talk, Talk Soup
    • Age: 51
    • Birthplace: California, United States of America
  • Leah Remini
    2
    The Talk
    • Age: 52
    • Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, USA
  • Marie Osmond
    3
    The Talk
    • Age: 62
    • Birthplace: Ogden, Utah, USA
  • Kelly Ripa
    4
    Live with Kelly and Michael
    • Age: 51
    • Birthplace: Stratford, New Jersey, USA
    • Age: 46
    • Birthplace: Panorama City, California, USA
  • Oprah Winfrey
    6
    The Oprah Winfrey Show
    • Age: 68
    • Birthplace: Kosciusko, Mississippi, USA
  • Meredith Vieira
    7
    • Age: 68
    • Birthplace: East Providence, Rhode Island, United States of America
  • Sara Haines
    8
    • Age: 44
    • Birthplace: Newton, Iowa, United States of America
  • Debbie Matenopoulos
    9
    • Age: 47
    • Birthplace: Richmond, Virginia, USA
  • Deborah Norville
    10
    • Age: 64
    • Birthplace: Dalton, Georgia, USA
  • Eve
    11
    The Talk
    • Age: 43
    • Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
  • Nicolle Wallace
    12
    • Age: 50
    • Birthplace: California, Contiguous United States, United States of America, United States, with Territories
  • Rachael Ray
    13
    Rachael Ray, Rachael Ray's Week in a Day
    • Age: 53
    • Birthplace: Glens Falls, New York, United States of America
  • Barbara Walters
    14
    20/20, Today, ABC World News Tonight with David Muir
    • Age: 92
    • Birthplace: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
  • Robin Roberts
    15
    Good Morning America
    • Age: 65
    • Birthplace: Alabama, United States of America
  • Sharon Osbourne
    16
    The Talk, The Sharon Osbourne Show
    • Age: 69
    • Birthplace: London, England, UK
  • Queen Latifah
    17
    The Queen Latifah Show
    • Age: 52
    • Birthplace: Newark, New Jersey, USA
  • Joan Rivers
    18
    The Joan Rivers Show
    • Age: Dec. at 81 (1933-2014)
    • Birthplace: New York City, USA, New York
  • Hoda Kotb
    19
    • Age: 58
    • Birthplace: Norman, Oklahoma, United States of America
  • Whoopi Goldberg
    20
    • Age: 66
    • Birthplace: Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States of America
  • Lisa Ling
    21
    The View
    • Age: 48
    • Birthplace: Sacramento, California, USA
  • Ellen DeGeneres
    22
    Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show
    • Age: 64
    • Birthplace: Metairie, Louisiana
  • Jenna Bush Hager
    23
    • Age: 40
    • Birthplace: Dallas, Texas, USA
  • Bonnie Hunt
    24
    The Bonnie Hunt Show
    • Age: 60
    • Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, USA
  • Sherri Shepherd
    25
    • Age: 55
    • Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States of America