Shay Holland is an on-air personality, actress and TV newscaster who was dubbed "Little Oprah" as a journalism student in Chicago where Winfrey soared to fame. With a passion to tell stories, to get the truth, and not afraid to get her hands dirty, Shay launched her on-camera career as an investigative reporter. She covered breaking news for NBC affiliates; her stories frequently airing on the Today show and CNN. Ultimately, Shay traded the newsroom for the neon lights of Hollywood in her quest for creative storytelling.
With more wit, soul and sass than most of the cookie-cutter white dudes on TV, Shay interviews some of culture's most fascinating newsmakers on Hosts in LA's digital platform. Shay has built Hosts in LA into the largest group in the world for on-air personalities/influencers, with 3k members and a combined 80+ million fans on YouTube, Instagram & other platforms.
Shay, who is of Nigerian/Portuguese descent, connects with diverse modern audiences as both a host and an actress. She performs in films and TV shows and has landed national commercials for DirectTV, Cost Plus, Oracle and other brands.
Social justice-minded and not afraid to speak her mind, the Dartmouth College grad advocates for job creation in TV and film for underrepresented voices of women and people of color. She also launched a campaign against entertainment industry exploitation of hosts.
Shay has a Masters Degree in Journalism, terrible dance rhythm and a daring streak a mile wide. She's obsessed with words, minimalist design and interviewing her way around the world.
HOSTING REEL: https://youtu.be/22YAVm1gjG4
HOSTING RECENT INTERVIEWS: https://youtu.be/YiVt3ruiMbU
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