Emmy & NAACP Image Award winning host, best-selling author
Loni Love is an EMMY and NAACP Image Award-winning co-host of The Real. The Real is a one-hour nationally syndicated talk show airing daily on Fox stations with a second run on BOUNCE TV. The show is now in its seventh season and has featured a variety of high-profile guests from Vice President Kamala Harris, former First Lady Michelle Obama, Idris Elba and more.
Loni also currently co-hosts the GRACIE Award-winning weekend radio show Café Mocha with rapper YoYo. She has interviewed a variety of A list guests such as President Obama and the First Lady Michelle Obama as well as superstars like Fantasia Barrino Taylor, Patti LaBelle, John Legend, Tyler Perry, Jam & Terry among many others. Café Mocha is the only nationally syndicated show of its kind that was created exclusively BY and FOR women of color. The show is broadcast on over 35 stations including SiriusXM Channel 141.
Additionally, Loni is the Executive Producer of the new show Little Women Unfiltered: Atlanta- an after show for Little Women: Atlanta, season six on Lifetime. Loni is also working with Lifetime as host of the post Salt-N-Peppa movie interview with the real legendary artists. She is also excited to be the new narrator for the 13th season of Bridezillas on WETV. In addition, she served as the solo host for the 2020 Daytime Emmys Children’s, Lifestyle and Animations Award Ceremony. The busy Ms. Love is also a recurring guest judge for Season 13 of RuPaul’s Drag Race. Along with her work on television, Loni has appeared in myriad movies including Mother’s Day, the successful Paul Bart Mall Cop 2 opposite Kevin James, Soul Plane with Kevin Hart, the Bad Ass franchise with Danny Glover and Danny Trejo and Adopt A Highway alongside Ethan Hawke.
Loni is the subject of the documentary “Being Loni Love”, which traces her life story from her early days as a latchkey daughter growing up in Detroit’s Brewster- Douglas housing projects to national stand-up comedienne and successful host/actress. Author (“Love Him or Leave Him but Don’t Get Stuck with the Tab” came out in 2013), stand up comedienne, theatre actor, film star, television host, roving reporter and part time aunt – Loni Love has no plans to slow down. In 2019, she became the first female host on the mainstage of the Essence Music Festival in the Superdome in New Orleans. Last year she also hosted the first-ever virtual festival celebrating the magazine’s 50th anniversary.
A philanthropist, Loni is an ambassador for Michelle Obama’s When We All Vote, NAACP, LA Mission, Dress for Success, Reach Higher, LA Regional Food Bank, Project Angel Food, Girl Scouts and the UNCF to name a few. She is a proud Detroiter and is a frequent speaker for organizations in her hometown. Loni had a special moment as the 2020 commencement speaker for her high school alma mater, Cass Tech. Loni believes in the power of education and is a graduate of Prairie View A&M University where she obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Loni’s second book, "I Tried To Change So You Don't Have To: True Life Lessons debuted in June 2020 and received a glowing review from the New York Times. The book is an inspiring, hilarious memoir about learning to resist the pressures of conformity, love yourself for who you are, embrace your flaws, and unlock your true potential. It is now available at www.LoniLoveBook.com.