Female Talk Show Hosts
Taking on topics of politics, entertainment, women's issues and more, female talk show hosts have proven to be every bit as engaging, intelligent, and funny as their male counterparts. Oprah Winfrey's 25-year-reign as the queen of talk is unparalleled, but many other female talk show hosts have come into their own as well, including Tyra Banks, Ellen DeGeneres, Sally Jessy Raphael and Kelly Ripa.
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Featured Female Talk Show Hosts
Get the scoop on the ladies who always get the scoop on current affairs and the entertainment world, a diverse group that includes journalist Katie Couric and comedian Chelsea Handler.
Film Actress, Entrepreneur, Producer, Philanthropist, Talk Show Host, Television Producer / 1954 -
Billionaire Oprah Winfrey is best known for hosting her own internationally popular talk show from 1986 to 2011. She is also an actress, philanthropist, publisher and producer.
Sally Jessy Raphael
Entrepreneur, Model, Talk Show Host / 1973 -
A former supermodel, Tyra Banks turned her runway success into a multimedia brand and worked at the helm of two successful television series simultaneously.
Dr. Ruth Westheimer
Radio Talk Show Host, Television Personality, Journalist / 1928 -
Dr. Ruth Westheimer is one of the world's most recognized authorities on sex. She has delivered her advice on TV, radio and the web for decades and has written numerous books.
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