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.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 Oprah Winfrey

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Famous As: Talk Show Host
Birthdate: January 29, 1954
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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.

 2 Khloé Kardashian

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Famous As: Talk Show Host, Socialite, Model
Birthdate: June 27, 1984
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

Best known for playing a key role in the popular TV series Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Khloé Kardashian is one of the most popular American celebrities on the internet. Having launched many clothing collections, she is also involved in the fashion industry. After suffering a traumatic brain injury, Khloé had a long-term memory loss but has recovered since.

 3 Whoopi Goldberg

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Famous As: Actress, Talk Show Host
Birthdate: November 13, 1955
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Chelsea, New York, United States

Accomplished American comedian, actress, singer and Broadway star, Whoopi Goldberg is amongst the select few who have won all the four awards—Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony. Moreover, she is also a political activist, author and talk show host. Her notable work include films Ghost, Sister Act and The Color Purple; Broadway show Thoroughly Modern Millie and talk show The View.

 4 Stacey Dash

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 20, 1967
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York City, New York, USA

 5 Megyn Kelly

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Famous As: Journalist
Birthdate: November 18, 1970
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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 reporting and anchored many shows. She quit television and launched her media production company in 2020. She hosts the The Megyn Kelly Show podcast. She has also written an autobiography titled Settle for More.

 6 Bethenny Frankel

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Famous As: Television Personality
Birthdate: November 4, 1970
Sun Sign: Scorpio
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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 7 Jeannie Mai

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Famous As: Reality TV Personality
Birthdate: January 4, 1979
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: San Jose, California, USA
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 8 Ricki Lake

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: September 21, 1968
Sun Sign: Virgo
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.

 9 Tamron Hall

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Famous As: Broadcast journalist
Birthdate: September 6, 1970
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Luling, Texas, United States

Broadcast journalist and television talk show host Tamron Hall is best known for her eponymous award-winning syndicated daytime talk show. She has previously worked for NBC News and MSNBC. An alumnus of Temple University, she is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists. She is actively involved in anti-domestic violence campaigns.

 10 Tammy Faye Bakker

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Famous As: Evangelist
Birthdate: March 7, 1942
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: nowrap International Falls, Minnesota, U.S.
Died: July 20, 2007

 11 Lisa Rinna

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: July 11, 1963
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Newport Beach, California, United States
American actress Lisa Rinna is best known for playing Billie Reed in TV series Days of Our Lives and Taylor McBride in TV series Melrose 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.

 12 Ina Garten

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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: February 2, 1948
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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.

 13 Mo'Nique

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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: December 11, 1967
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Woodlawn, Maryland, United States

 14 Margaret Trudeau

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Famous As: Author, Actress
Birthdate: September 10, 1948
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Vancouver, Canada

 15 Joy Behar

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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: October 7, 1942
Sun Sign: Libra
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.

 16 Elisabeth Hasselbeck

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Famous As: Talk Show Host
Birthdate: May 28, 1977
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Cranston, Rhode Island, United States

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.

 17 Hallie Jackson

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Famous As: Political Reporter, Analyst
Birthdate: April 29, 1984
Sun Sign: Taurus
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.

 18 Jedediah Bila

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Famous As: TV Host
Birthdate: January 29, 1979
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: New York, New York, United States

TV host and author Jedediah Bila is best known for co-hosting the talk show The View. An alumnus of  Columbia University, she began her career as a teacher and taught creative writing and improvisation. She eventually transitioned to a TV career and joined Fox News as a contributor. She is also an author and has written two books. 

 19 Paula White

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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: April 20, 1966
Sun Sign: Taurus
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.

 20 Lisa Ling

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Famous As: Host of This Is Life with Lisa Ling on CNN
Birthdate: August 30, 1973
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Sacramento, California, United States

 21 Ruth Westheimer

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Famous As: Media Personality
Birthdate: June 4, 1928
Sun Sign: Gemini
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.

 22 Kasie Hunt

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Famous As: American Correspondent
Birthdate: May 24, 1985
Sun Sign: Gemini
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.

 23 Loni Love

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Famous As: Comedian
Birthdate: July 12, 1971
Sun Sign: Cancer
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.

 24 Lynne Cheney

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Famous As: Writer
Birthdate: August 14, 1941
Sun Sign: Leo
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.

 25 Parvati Shallow

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Famous As: Television personality
Birthdate: September 21, 1982
Sun Sign: Virgo
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 $1 million. She has appeared in other Survivor seasons, too, and has also been part of the CBS show Around the World for Free.

 26 Carly Aquilino

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Famous As: Stand-up comedian
Birthdate: November 18, 1990
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: New York, United States

 27 Cristina Ferrare

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Famous As: Actress, Model
Birthdate: February 18, 1950
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio, United States

 28 Alex Wagner

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Famous As: Television host and author
Birthdate: November 27, 1977
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States

 29 Mary Hart

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Famous As: Television personality
Birthdate: November 8, 1950
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Sioux Falls, South Dakota, USA

 30 Esther Povitsky

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: March 2, 1988
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Skokie, Illinois

 31 Jenna Ushkowitz

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: April 28, 1986
Sun Sign: Taurus
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.

 32 Maribel Guardia

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: May 29, 1959
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: San José, Costa Rica

 33 Jenny Jones

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Famous As: Talk show host
Birthdate: June 7, 1946
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Bethlehem, Palestine

 34 Morgan Webb

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Famous As: Television presenter
Birthdate: October 5, 1978
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

 35 Leeza Gibbons

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Famous As: TV Host
Birthdate: March 26, 1957
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Hartsville, South Carolina, USA

 36 Sharon Cuneta

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Famous As: singer
Birthdate: January 6, 1966
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Manila, Philippines

 37 Debbie Matenopoulos

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Famous As: Television host
Birthdate: December 13, 1974
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Richmond, Virginia, United States

 38 Simi Garewal

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: October 17, 1947
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Ludhiana, Punjab, India

 39 Amy Van Dyken

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Famous As: Swimmer
Birthdate: February 15, 1973
Sun Sign: Aquarius
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 Olympics where 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.

 40 Lauren Lake

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Famous As: Lawyer
Birthdate: August 12, 1969
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: New York City, New York, USA

 41 Luciana Gimenez

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Famous As: TV host who began working for The View in 2013
Birthdate: November 3, 1969
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: São Paulo, Brazil

Luciana Gimenez is a Brazilian TV host and former model. She is best known for her association with RedeTV where she hosts popular shows like Superpop and Luciana by Night. Gimenez achieved international fame when she became pregnant with singer-songwriter Mick Jagger's son Lucas Jagger, who was born in 1999. Mick was unofficially married to Jerry Hall at that time.

 42 Natascha Kampusch

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Famous As: Kidnap survivor
Birthdate: February 17, 1988
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Vienna, Austria

 43 Tawny Little

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Famous As: Television personality
Birthdate: September 15, 1956
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Portland, Maine, USA

 44 Giselle Blondet

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Famous As: Actress
Birthdate: January 9, 1964
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: New York, New York

 45 Charlotte Laws

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Famous As: Author
Birthdate: May 11, 1960
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Atlanta, Georgia, United States

 46 Montserrat Oliver

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Famous As: Fashion model and actress host who has graced the cover of magazines like Vogue and been a spokesmodel for global brands like Coca-Cola
Birthdate: April 13, 1966
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico

 47 Yang Lan

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Famous As: Businesswoman
Birthdate: March 31, 1968
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Beijing, China

 48 Laisha Wilkins

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Famous As: Actress, Talk Show Hostess
Birthdate: May 18, 1976
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico

 49 Lori Bakker

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Famous As: Former Televangelist, Speaker
Birthdate: August 30, 1957
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: United States

The wife of televangelist Jim Bakker and The Jim Bakker Show co-host, Lori Bakker had previously led a reckless life. Following five abortions, she switched to spirituality and joined the Phoenix First Assembly. She later formed the Mourning to Joy Ministry, to help women survive post-abortion trauma.

 50 Joyce Davidson

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Famous As: Television presenter
Birthdate: April 14, 1931
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
Died: May 7, 2020

After winning a beauty contest as a housewife, Joyce Davidson worked on a TV cooking show. The CBC TV broadcaster was once dragged into a controversy for stating that she was “indifferent” about Queen Elizabeth II’s visit to Canada. Public backlash drove her out of the country, and she eventually settled in the US.