Teresa Strasser is an Emmy-winning writer (Comedy Central’s “Win Ben Stein’s Money”) and an Emmy-nominated television host (TLC’s “While You Were Out”). Radio and podcast audiences know her as the former co-host on The Adam Carolla Show.
Her first book, Exploiting My Baby: Because It’s Exploiting Me was published in January 2011 by NAL (a division of Penguin Publishing) to excellent reviews and became a Los Angeles Times Bestseller. The book was optioned by Sony Pictures Television and developed into a pilot for ABC written by Teresa with Jamie Tarses’ Fanfare Productions.
As a journalist, Strasser is a contributor to the Los Angeles Times and a columnist for The Los Angeles Jewish Journal. Her first-person essays have garnered three Los Angeles Press Club Awards, including Columnist of the Year. She also blogs for HuffPost Comedy and HuffPost Parents.
Other television credits include serving as a field correspondent for WNYW-TV’s “Good Day New York,” and for Fox shows “Good Day Live” and “On Air With Ryan Seacrest.” Strasser co-hosted “How to Get the Guy”for ABC, the weekly pop-culture round-up “ TV Watercooler,” on the TV Guide Network and she helped launch“TMZ TV.” As for deep cable, you can still find her there in re-runs, hosting “Character Fantasy” on the USA Network.
TV writing credits include “Who Wants to be a Millionaire?” and “The Chair,” both for ABC.
Strasser has appeared on numerous countdown shows on basic cable, mainly for the E! Network, including “50 Cutest Child Stars” and “101 Celebrity Oops” and has written for the popular magazine features Stars Make Us Laugh (In Touch Weekly) and Fashion Police (Us Weekly). She has covered the red carpet for The Academy Awards, The Tony Awards and The Emmy Awards. Teresa is a regular guest on Dr. Phil, The Doctors, CNN’s Headline News and has appeared on The Talk, NPR’s Marketplace, Life Changers with Dr. Drew and Kathy Griffin’s Bravo show, Kathy, among many others.
She has been a spokesperson for many national brands, including U-Haul, Home Depot, Sear’s, LG, Domino’s and Big Lots. In addition, Best Western Hotels and Resorts brought her onboard to chronicle her family travel adventures in print and on YouTube.
The Arizona Republic named her one of Arizona’s “Top Ten Social Media Moms” and the New York Post listed her as one of “The Least Annoying People of the Year.” But according to her kids, they got it way wrong that year.
Currently, she anchors nightly syndicated entertainment show, “The List” produced by the E.W. Scripps Company, for which she won a 2015 Rocky Mountain Emmy Award for Best Host. She lives in Phoenix with her husband and two boys, Nathaniel and Andrew.