ZURI is an Emmy Award winning TV host, actress + producer — who currently serves up personality packed with charisma, empathy & insight on top rated entertainment news show, 'Access Hollywood' and NBC's 'American Ninja Warrior'. The Ohio native's self-run YouTube channel (HeyZuriHall) for down-to-earth girl talk boasts 5MIL+ views, and counting.
Zuri's natural skill for leading candid conversations about life, style + pop culture have made her a go-to voice in the entertainment industry (from her daily on-air TV appearances, to moderating one-on-one speaking events with numerous celebs, from Issa Rae to Chrissy Teigen). But Zuri's strongest passion is encouraging others to chase their wildest dreams, while she does the exact same.
Before deciding to join the team at Access Hollywood, Zuri could be seen across all E! Entertainment platforms as an E! News correspondent; Co-Host of What the Fashion on Snapchat Discover; and creator, host & co-producer of What's Good with Zuri Hall — an E! News original series that takes a bite-size deep-dive into pop culture topics that celebrate and explore diversity in Hollywood.
Zuri continues to cover star-studded red carpets from The Emmys to The Academy Awards. This past Fall, Zuri also co-hosted NBC's live stream of the iconic Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Zuri has acted as a guest star in various scripted projects — including multiple episodes of "The Arrangement" on E!, TV Land's "Nobodies" (executive produced by Melissa McCarthy), and the comedic digital series "Hashtaggers". She also studied Improv at The Upright Citizens Brigade, in NYC.
Zuri previously hosted the reunion specials for MTV's hit reality competition show The Challenge; and has made appearances on major networks including CNN, NBC, CBS, MTV/MTV2 and HLN.
Zuri started by climbing the local TV ladder — which also included 2 seasons as an in-game arena host for the NBA's Indiana Pacers, and serving as the on-stage host of the 2012 Super Bowl Village. While co-anchoring the evening news in a Top 5 market — Dallas, TX — Zuri earned a second Emmy nomination, for her Investigative Reporting.
Her style and career have been featured by some of the most elite media outlets, including Vogue, Huffington Post, Elle, Cosmopolitan, Variety, Essence Magazine, Glamour (South Africa) and GQ (South Africa).
Zuri is all about using her platform to motivate and empower women to live their best lives, with substance & style. She gave the NAACP keynote speech on the power of voting & personal economic empowerment, at her hometown chapter's 2018 Freedom Fund banquet; and participates in the Ad Council's 'Know Your Girls' campaign to raise breast cancer awareness for Black women. Zuri's passion for working with single mothers & underprivileged youth drives her volunteer time at local shelters + organizations, including Alexandria House.
Her #AlphaBabe Blog caters to Millennial women who know they can be it all:
Strong, Smart, Sexy, and Successful!