June 2, 1988
|Education||Maumee Valley Country Day School|
|Alma mater||The Ohio State University (BA)|
Zuri Hall (born June 2, 1988) is an American entertainment reporter, television personality, actress and producer. Hall serves as a correspondent for Access Hollywood on NBC. She is also the sideline reporter for NBC's primetime summer competition show American Ninja Warrior.
Zuri Hall was born on June 2, 1988 in Toledo, Ohio. Growing up, she became fascinated with the arts, more specifically with theatre. She graduated from Maumee Valley Country Day School in 2006. She graduated from The Ohio State University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in strategic communication and a minor in theatre, with an emphasis on acting. She was a four-year Morrill Scholar, earning a full academic scholarship to attend the college.
Hall competed against hundreds in the search for the next Face of MyINDY-TV and became the first woman to win the position. At WNDY-TV in Indianapolis, she covered local events, starred in station PSAs, and interviewed celebrities. From December 2011 to December 2012, she was an on-camera host and producer of Living Dayton, a local, lifestyle talk show on WDTN in Dayton, Ohio. In the summer of 2012, she was featured as a guest correspondent on BET's 106 & Park.
She worked as an official MC for the Indiana Pacers' home games for the 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 NBA seasons. Hall previously emceed for the MiLB's Indianapolis Indians, the WNBA's Indiana Fever, and the 2011 Big Ten Tournament. She also served as the MC for the NCAA Women's Final Four entertainment events, and "Tourney Town" for three years - Indianapolis in 2011, Denver in 2012, and Nashville in 2013. Hall was also the official MC for the Super Bowl Village, a 10-day-long entertainment for Super Bowl XLVI, in Indianapolis in 2012. There, she kept crows energized and entertained between performances and introduced national recording artists to the stage, including Patti LaBelle, LMFAO, and Mike Epps.
Hall anchored the evening news for CW33's 'Nightcap News' at KDAF-TV in Dallas, Texas for much of 2013, before moving to NYC to accept a position at FUSE TV. At FUSE TV, she co-hosted Trending 10, which was a live, daily countdown show. She has also been a recurring guest on VH1's Big Morning Buzz Live and has appeared on E!'s Fashion Police with Joan Rivers.
Until July 2015, Hall worked for MTV, where she hosted The Challenge: Battle of the Exes II after-shows and various network specials. In the summer of 2015, Hall appeared alongside popular radio personality Charlamagne Tha God on his new MTV2 show, Uncommon Sense. In October 2015, she returned as The Challenge: Battle of the Bloodlines after-show host.
From 2015 to 2019, Hall was a fill-in anchor and daily correspondent for E! News. During her tenure, she hosted What's Good with Zuri Hall on Instagram and co-hosted What the Fashion on Snapchat. In October 2019, she joined NBC as a correspondent for Access Hollywood and a sideline reporter for American Ninja Warrior. She is also a co-host of their new show AllAccess, which focuses on entertainment news, human interest & true crime stories.
Hall started her on-camera career as a commercial actress. She has been featured in national spots for Value City Furniture, and commercials for Safe Auto, Meijer, and Ohio tourism. She has made numerous guest appearances on scripted television shows throughout her career. In 2019, she acted in a cameo opposite Jen Aniston, in Apple TV +'s "The Morning Show," and has made multiple appearances on TV Land's "Nobodies" (executive produced by Melissa McCarthy), "The Arrangement" on E!, and the digital comedic series "Hashtaggers". Hall studied Improv at The Upright Citizens Brigade, in New York City.
She also started a YouTube channel titled, "Hey Zuri Hall" where she talks about, "love life, and style for girls who hustle." Her channel has more than 100,000 subscribers, and has accumulated over 5 million total views. In November 2019, Hall launched her podcast. Zuri Hall's Hot Happy Mess in collaboration with iHeartRadio and Charlamagne Tha God's Black Effect Podcast Network. She also has a blog on her official website called #AlphaBabe.
She has been featured in numerous publications--including as Essence Magazine's October 2016 "It Girl" of the month (with Barack Obama and Michelle Obama on the cover), PAPER Magazine, O, The Oprah Magazine  and numerous South African publications, including Sunday World and True Love magazine. She's also been featured in profile pieces for AXS TV, in Metromix Indy as a Local Celebrity, Ballers Block as a "game changer", AMPS Indy, and The Indianapolis Star.
One year after graduating from college, Hall won a Regional Emmy Award for Outstanding Host and Talent. In 2017, she earned a Daytime Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Entertainment News Program as a part of E! News.