Daphne Oz

Daphne Oz

Daphne Oz (born February 17, 1986) is an author and television host. On April 14, 2011, ABC announced Oz would be one of five co-hosts on The Chew, a one-hour live talk show exploring food from all angles.[1] The show premiered in September 2011.


Early Life and Education

Oz, the eldest child of Dr. Mehmet Oz and Lisa Oz, co-authors of the #1 New York Times bestselling book "You: The Owner's Manual," [2] was born in Philadelphia, PA. Raised in Cliffside Park, New Jersey, she graduated from Dwight-Englewood School in 2004 and from Princeton University in 2008.[3] While at college, Oz penned her national bestseller, "The Dorm Room Diet" (Newmarket Press, 2006), to document her successful approach to avoiding the "Freshman 15" without sacrificing any of the wonderful experiences college has to offer.[4] The book aims to encourage students to see their time on campus as an opportunity to develop healthy, adult habits that will last them a lifetime.[5] The healthy lifestyle advocated by Oz, combined with the unique perspective she offered writing for college students as a current student herself, earned her and her book features in The New York Times,[3] The Wall Street Journal,[6] People, The Washington Post[7] Reader's Digest,[8] Teen Vogue, Cosmo Girl! and Seventeen. Oz and her book also made appearances on Good Morning America, Fox & Friends, The Dr. Oz Show, The Nate Berkus Show, The Tyra Banks Show, and NPR's Weekend Edition.[9]



Oz is one of five co-hosts on ABC's The Chew.

Oz was featured as a guest co-host on The View, and has appeared as a healthy living expert on Good Morning America, Fox & Friends, The Dr. Oz Show, The Nate Berkus Show, The Tyra Banks Show, LXNY, Dayside, Good Day New York, The Geraldo Rivera Show, KTLA Morning News, and Fox Chicago News at Noon.[9]


Oz is the author of the national bestseller The Dorm Room Diet (Newmarket Press, 2006) and The Dorm Room Diet Planner (Newmarket Press, 2007). The Dorm Room Diet was re-published in 2010 to include a chapter of healthy recipes that could be made on college campuses, as well as a new chapter on food politics in America and the consumer's role in promoting an environment where a healthy lifestyle is the easy, accessible and affordable choice. She has also written articles for Glamour Magazine,[10] Oprah.com,[11] and The Huffington Post.[12]

In 2011, Oz launched a syndicated column covering health, relationship, and lifestyle advice with Creators Syndicate. Oz's column, entitled "Food for Thought," debuted nationally in June 2011.[13]

Public Speaking

Oz speaks about health, wellness, and lifestyle issues, conscious cooking, and consumer education and empowerment, with a particular emphasis on encouraging practical steps towards better living.[14]

In 2008, Oz was invited to speak at Maria Shriver's The Governor's Women's Conference.[15] Oz was also a featured speaker at The Aspen Institute's 2009 Aspen Health Forum.[16] In 2011, Oz and her mother, Lisa, were the featured speakers at WCBS Radio's Working Women's Luncheon.[17] Oz has delivered addresses to campus audiences across the country including Princeton University, University of Pennsylvania, Brown University, and Georgetown University.

Non-Profit Work

Oz is an ambassador for and helped to establish HealthCorps, a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit that equips teenagers with nutrition, exercise, and stress management education in over 50 schools nationwide.[18]

Personal life

In August 2010, Oz married fellow Princeton 2008 graduate, John Jovanovic.[19] The couple now live in New York City.

Oz is of Turkish, Irish, Italian, and Swedish descent.


  1. ^ ABC Press Release, accessed 17 May 2011
  2. ^ Roizen, Michael, Mehmet Oz, Lisa Oz, "You: The Owner's Manual" (Harper Collins, 2005). http://www.amazon.com/YOU-Owners-Insiders-Healthier-Younger/dp/0060765313 Accessed 17 May 2011.
  3. ^ a b Singer, Natasha. "15 Pounds: Part of Freshman Meal Plan?", The New York Times, August 31, 2006. Accessed May 30, 2011. "And that is where Daphne Oz, a junior at Princeton from Cliffside Park, N.J., comes in.... And at the Dwight-Englewood School in Englewood, N.J., she wrote a high school research paper on teenage nutrition and lobbied for healthier cafeteria food, she said."
  4. ^ "The Dorm Room Diet," Amazon.com. http://www.amazon.com/Dorm-Room-Diet-Creating-Lifestyle/dp/1557049157/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1305651413&sr=1-1 Accessed 17 May 2011.
  5. ^ Spotlight on Women's Health, (1 April 2011). http://www.womenshealth.gov/spotlight/2011/4.cfm Accessed 18 May 2011.
  6. ^ Noris, Caitlin J. "Food for Thought," Wall Street Journal Classroom Edition (2006). http://wsjclassroomedition.com/archive/06dec/colg_caitlindec.htm Accessed 17 May 2011.
  7. ^ Huget, Jennifer Larue. "A Parent's Guide to the Freshman 15," The Washington Post (16 November 2010). http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/11/16/AR2010111602607.html Accessed 17 May 2011.
  8. ^ Oz, Daphne. "4 Simple Ways to Shape Up Your Diet This Semester," Reader's Digest (September 2007). http://laughs.rd.com/search.do?query=daphne+oz&x=0&y=0 Accessed 17 May 2011.
  9. ^ a b Dorm Room Diet Media. http://dormroomdiet.com/media/ Accessed 17 May 2011.
  10. ^ Oz, Daphne (3 August 2010). "Five Health Truths You Need to Live By Now", Glamour Magazine. http://www.glamour.com/health-fitness/2010/08/5-health-truths-you-need-to-live-by-now Accessed 17 May 2011.
  11. ^ "Daphne Oz", Oprah.com. http://www.oprah.com/contributor/daphne-oz Accessed 17 May 2011.
  12. ^ "Daphne Oz", The Huffington Post. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/daphne-oz Accessed 17 May 2011.
  13. ^ "Daphne Oz", Creators Syndicate Health/Fitness Writers, http://www.creators.com/health.html Accessed 17 May 2011.
  14. ^ "Daphne Oz", AEI Speakers Bureau. http://www.aeispeakers.com/speakerbio.php?SpeakerID=490 Accessed 17 May 2011
  15. ^ "Daphne Oz: How She Empowers Others", The Women's Conference. http://www.womensconference.org/daphne-oz/ Accessed 17 May 2011.
  16. ^ "Teen Temptations", Aspen Health Forum 2009. http://www.andenetwork.org/video/2009-aspen-health-forum-teen-temptations Accessed 17 May 2011.
  17. ^ Working Women's Business Luncheon (1 April 2011). http://newyork.cbslocal.com/guide/wcbs-880-working-womens-lunch/ Accessed 18 May 2011.
  18. ^ HealthCorps Ambassadors, http://www.healthcorps.net/about-us/ambassadors Accessed 17 May 2011.
  19. ^ Staff. "Daphne Oz, John Jovanovic", The New York Times, 27 August 2010. Accessed 17 May 2011.

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