The American television industry has been known to give a platform to people who have varying captivating personalities, and over the years, a number of them have gone on to build a successful media career through it. One of those many faces is Daphne Oz, who is most known for her role as a co-host on the ABC daytime talk show, The Chew.
Daphne Oz was on the show for about six years and has also explored other forms of media, including writing, where she has published two books. For the fans of The Chew, questions about what happened to Daphne Oz on the show and caused her to leave remain a major subject of interest as well as what she is up to now.
In this article, we answer everything you need to know about the TV host, from the circumstance of her departure and her current career. Check it out.
Who is Daphne Oz?
Daphne Oz was born on the 17th of February 1986 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to famous parents, Mehmet Oz and Lisa Oz. Despite a difficult birth, Daphne has gone on to live a full life, including attending Dwight-Englewood School and Princeton University. She has three siblings, all of whom were raised along with her in Cliffside Park, New Jersey.
Daphne Oz began her entry into the world of media when she released her first book in 2006. The book, The Dorm Room Diet was a collection of advice for college students to live a healthy college life. It was a successful first outing and it received attention from some major media outlets like The New York Times, Teen Vogue, Fox & Friends, NPR Weekend Edition and a few others. To date, she has published two more books, including a sequel to her first book, The Dorm Room Diet Planner.
Her career in television began in 2011 when she started appearing as a co-host for The Chew. She appeared on the show between 2011 and 2017, and since then, she has appeared in other shows like Worst Cooks in America, The View, General Hospital, MasterChef Junior, and several others.
Daphne Oz is also a public speaker and she has cultivated a public speaking career speaking on lifestyle and health topics. As a public speaker, she has spoken at Brown University, Georgetown University, Princeton University, and a few others.
What Happened to Her on ‘The Chew’?
When The Chew began airing on ABC, not many people expected it to stay long on-air, but through the magic of hosts like Daphne Oz, the show quickly found its audience and became a staple of daytime television.
During her time on the show, Daphne Oz became one of its most important cast members, until she announced in August 2017 that she was leaving the show.
Although she never specified why she left the show, it is believed that nothing happened to her on the show, and she simply left to give birth and raise her third child. After she left the show at the end of its sixth season, The Chew returned for one more season before it ended.
Where is Daphne Oz Now?
Since leaving The Chew, Daphne Oz has focused on her family and has also experienced some growth in her career. Aside from her public speaking career which continues to grow, she has continued her TV career with appearances on shows like The Kitchen, Megyn Kelly Today, Worst Cooks in America, Racheal Ray, Masterchef, and several others.
Additionally, she also continues her work as a philanthropist, working with HealthCorps as an ambassador. The charity organization is focused on equipping teenagers with healthy nutrition, exercise, and stress management.
Other Facts About Daphne Oz
1. She co-wrote the book, The Chew: Food. Life. Fun. The book was written in collaboration with other hosts of The Chew.
2. She has been married to investment fund analyst, John Jovanovic since August 2010. They gave birth to their first child, a daughter, Philomena Bijou Jovanovic in February 2014. Their second child, a son, Jovan Jr. was born in October 2015. Their third child, another daughter, Domenica Celina Jovanovic in December 2017 and their fourth child, another daughter, Giovanna Ines Jovanovic, was born in August 2019.
3. Daphne Oz has a significant social media presence across Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Her Twitter and Instagram handle is @DaphneOz, while she goes by The Daphne Oz on Facebook.