Teresa Strasser is an Emmy-winning writer (Comedy Central’s Win Ben Stein’s Money), an Emmy-nominated television host (TLC’s While You Were Out) and a bestselling author. Radio and podcast audiences know her as the co-host of The Adam Carolla Show.
Her first book, “Exploiting My Baby,”, (Penguin Publishing) became a Los Angeles Times Bestseller. The memoir was optioned by Sony Pictures Television and developed into a pilot for ABC written by Teresa with Jamie Tarses’ Fanfare Productions.
Strasser has been a contributor to the Los Angeles Times, The San Francisco Chronicle, and USA Today and a columnist for The Los Angeles Jewish Journal and The Arizona Republic. Her first-person essays have garnered three Los Angeles Press Club Awards, including Columnist of the Year. She has also blogged for HuffPost Comedy, HuffPost Parents, Modern Loss and The Today Show.
Other television credits include serving as a field correspondent for Good Day New York, co-hosting How to Get the Guy for ABC, co-hosting weekly pop-culture round-up TV Watercooler on the TV Guide Network and reporting for TMZ TV.
Strasser has appeared on numerous countdown shows, 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 has been a regular guest on Dr. Phil, The Doctors, and CNN’s Headline News and has appeared on The Talk, On Call With Dr. Drew and The View. Currently, she co-hosts syndicated lifestyle show, The List, for which she won a Rocky Mountain Emmy Award for Best Host. Her work there has also earned Emmy nominations for Best Writing and Best Feature Story.
Her essays about family life were noticed by Best Western Hotels and resorts, which brought her onboard to chronicle multigenerational road trip adventures on YouTube.
She has been a spokesperson for many national brands, including U-Haul, Home Depot, Sear’s, LG, Domino’s and Big Lots.
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, Strasser lives in Phoenix with her husband and sons, Nathaniel and Andrew, and knows far too much about the intricacies of getting stains out of baseball pants. In her free time, she works with many charities, including Phoenix Children’s Hospital, The Kirk Gibson Foundation for Parkinson’s and The March of Dimes. She is not afraid to publicly embrace her love for the gooey, plainspoken dad rock of William Martin Joel. Honesty, it is such a lonely word.