Loni Love is currently a co-host of The Real, the one-hour daily talk show on Fox stations. The nationally syndicated show (with a rebroadcast in primetime on cable network BET) was touted by the New York Post as “fun, funny, involved in life, outrageous by nature, warm and, most of all, real.”
The show was nominated for four EMMY Awards, including Outstanding Talk Show, and won the EMMY for Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Hosts. The Real also won the 2018 & 2019 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Talk Series.
Loni has found her niche on The Real (“It’s like a younger, intoxicated version of The View” said Jezebel), as well as the recurring guest DJ on The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Loni also currently co-hosts the GRACIE Award-winning radio show Café Mocha with rapper YoYo. They’ve interviewed President Obama and the First Lady Michelle Obama as well as superstars like Fantasia Barrino Taylor, Patti LaBelle, 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. You can catch the show on over 35 stations including SiriusXM Channel 141.
Additionally, Loni has guest hosted on Fashion Police and has been a correspondent for Entertainment Tonight and E! Along with her work on television, Loni has appeared in myriad movies including Mother’s Day, the successful Paul Blart Mall Cop 2 opposite Kevin James, Soul Plane with Kevin Hart and the Bad Ass franchise with Danny Glover and Danny Trejo.
In addition, Loni is the subject of the documentary “Being Loni Love”, which traces Loni’s life story from her early days as a latchkey daughter growing up in Detroit’s Brewster- Douglas housing projects to national stand up comedienne, tv and movie star. 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-ever female host of the Essence Festival and hosted the first-ever virtual festival in 2020 celebrating the magazine’s 50th anniversary. Making history, Loni become the first new narrator for We tv’s Bridezillas since its inception in September 2020. She has also served as solo host for the 2020 Daytime Emmys Children’s, Lifestyle and Animation award ceremony. Loni is gearing up to host Lifetime’s Little Women of Atlanta Unscripted and will moderate a fireside chat with the legendary Salt-n-Pepa following their biopic premiere on Lifetime.
The Emmy winning talk show host released her highly anticipated, “I Tried to Change So You Don’t Have To” book on June 23, 2020. 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