Daphne Nur Oz (born February 17, 1986) is an American nutrition author and television host. She was one of five co-hosts on the ABC daytime talk show The Chew for the show's first six seasons, from 2011 to 2017.[2][3]

Daphne Oz
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Daphne Oz at Food & Wine Magazine's 2016 Best New Chefs Party
Daphne Nur Oz[1]

(1986-02-17) February 17, 1986 (age 33)
Alma materPrinceton University (2008)
OccupationAuthor, journalist, TV personality
Known forThe Chew (2011–2017)
John Jovanovic (m. 2010)
Parent(s)Dr. Mehmet Oz
Lisa Oz

Early lifeEdit

Oz, the eldest child of popular television doctor Mehmet Oz and Lisa Oz, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was born with the umbilical cord wrapped around her neck and was given an Apgar score of 2, but made a full recovery.[4] Her paternal grandparents, Suna (née Atabay) and Mustafa Öz, emigrated from Konya Province, Turkey. She also has Shapsug (Circassian) ancestry from her maternal great-grandparents.[5] She was raised in Cliffside Park, New Jersey, where she graduated from Dwight-Englewood School in 2004. She has three siblings, Arabella, Zoe and Oliver. Oz graduated with a degree in Near Eastern Studies from Princeton University in 2008.[6]



Oz's first book, The Dorm Room Diet (Newmarket Press, 2006), advanced her approach to avoiding the "Freshman 15".[7] The book covers her advice on how to develop healthy habits while in college that may benefit the student through life.[8] The book was publicized by multiple media outlets including The New York Times,[6]The Wall Street Journal,[9]People, The Washington Post,[10]Reader's Digest,[11] Teen Vogue, Cosmo Girl! and Seventeen. She made promotional appearances on Good Morning America, Fox & Friends, The Nate Berkus Show, The Tyra Banks Show, NPR Weekend Edition, and her father's program, The Dr. Oz Show.

In 2007, she published The Dorm Room Diet Planner (Newmarket Press, 2007). In 2012, she collaborated with the rest of the cast of The Chew to author The Chew: Food. Life. Fun. Oz also is the author of the New York Times bestselling[12] Relish: An Adventure in Food, Style, and Everyday Fun. The book contains recipes, tips, relationship and career advice, and the author's personal anecdotes. Oz has written articles for Glamour[13][14] and The Huffington Post.[15] In 2012, she wrote five articles for a column called "Food for Thought" for Creators Syndicate.[16]

Public speakingEdit

Oz speaks publicly on lifestyle and health topics.[17] In 2008, she was invited to speak at The Governor's Women's Conference, hosted by Maria Shriver.[18] Oz was a featured speaker at The Aspen Institute's 2009 Aspen Health Forum.[19] In 2011, Oz and her mother Lisa were the featured speakers at WCBS Radio's Working Women's Luncheon.[20] Daphne Oz has delivered addresses to campus audiences including Princeton University, University of Pennsylvania, Brown University, and Georgetown University.

Non-profit workEdit

Oz is an ambassador for and helped to establish HealthCorps, a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit that equips teenagers with nutrition, exercise, and stress management education in over 50 schools nationwide.[21]


Oz was one of five co-hosts on ABC's The Chew, a weekday one-hour lifestyle show, which premiered in September 2011. On August 11, 2017, it was confirmed that Oz would be leaving the show prior to the release of the seventh and final season. Oz has been featured as a guest co-host on The View, Beat Bobby Flay, and has appeared as a healthy living expert on Good Morning America, Fox & Friends, The Dr. Oz Show, The Rachael Ray Show, Dayside, and Good Day New York.[7] She was also one of the celebrity guests on the game-show Celebrity Name Game.[22] Oz is currently a judge on the Food Network competition show Cooks vs. Cons. On July 17, 2019, it was announced that Oz would be joining Gordon Ramsay and Aarón Sanchez on the eighth season of MasterChef Junior, replacing previous judge, Christina Tosi.[23]

Personal lifeEdit

On August 26, 2010, Oz married John Jovanovic at the Municipal Marriage Bureau in Manhattan. Jovanovic is an investment fund analyst, whom Oz met in college. The civil ceremony was followed by two religious ceremonies on August 28, 2010. A morning ceremony was held at the Synaxis of Serbian Saints Church in Portland, Maine. A second ceremony was held in the evening at the summer home of Oz's maternal grandparents, Gerald and Emily Jane Lemole, in Cumberland Foreside, Maine. The ceremony was led by the Rev. Prescott Rogers of the Swedenborgian Church.[24]

On February 26, 2014, Oz gave birth to a daughter, named Philomena "Philo" Bijou Jovanovic.[25] Her father described the baby as being a blue-eyed Circassian beauty like her mother.[26] Daphne gave birth to a son, Jovan Jr. (nicknamed "John-John") on October 21, 2015.[27] On June 6, 2017, Oz announced on The Chew that she was expecting her third child the following winter.[28] On December 4, 2017, Oz gave birth to a daughter, Domenica Celine Jovanovic. On August 14, 2019, Oz gave birth to her fourth child, daughter Giovanna “Gigi” Ines Jovanovic.[29]

Selected worksEdit

  • Relish: An Adventure in Food, Style, and Everyday Fun, 1st ed., New York: WilliamMorrow, 2013; ISBN 006219688X.
  • The Dorm Room Diet: The 8-Step Program for Creating a Healthy Lifestyle Plan That Really Works, 1st ed., New York: Newmarket Press, 2006; ISBN 9781557046857.


  1. ^ "Daphne Oz, John Jovanovic". 27 August 2010 – via NYTimes.com.
  2. ^ Jessie James Decker. "Watch The Chew: Food & Recipes TV Show - ABC.com". ABC. Retrieved 30 June 2015.
  3. ^ "Disney – ABC Press". abcmedianet.com. Retrieved 30 June 2015.
  4. ^ Dr. Mehmet Oz appearance Jimmy Kimmel Live!, ABC Television, May 1, 2017
  5. ^ "Dr. Mehmet Oz – Faces of America – PBS". Faces of America. Retrieved 30 June 2015.
  6. ^ a b Singer, Natasha. "15 Pounds: Part of Freshman Meal Plan?", The New York Times, August 31, 2006. Accessed May 30, 2011. "And that is where Daphne Oz, a junior at Princeton from Cliffside Park, N.J., comes in.... And at the Dwight-Englewood School in Englewood, N.J., she wrote a high school research paper on teenage nutrition and lobbied for healthier cafeteria food, she said."
  7. ^ a b Dorm Room Diet Media. Accessed May 17, 2011.
  8. ^ Spotlight on Women's Health Archived 2011-05-15 at the Wayback Machine April 1, 2011. Accessed May 18, 2011.
  9. ^ Norris, Caitlin J. "Food for Thought", Wall Street Journal Classroom Edition (2006). Accessed May 17, 2011.
  10. ^ Jennifer Larue. "A Parent's Guide to the Freshman 15", The Washington Post, November 16, 2010. Accessed May 17, 2011.
  11. ^ "4 Simple Ways to Shape Up Your Diet This Semester" Archived 2011-07-25 at the Wayback Machine, Reader's Digest (September 2007). Accessed May 17, 2011.
  12. ^ nytimes.com Accessed September 6, 2013.
  13. ^ "Five Health Truths You Need to Live By Now", Glamour Magazine. August 3, 2010. Accessed May 17, 2011.
  14. ^ Oprah.com Accessed May 17, 2011.
  15. ^ The Huffington Post. Accessed May 17, 2011.
  16. ^ Creators Syndicate Health/Fitness Writers. Accessed May 17, 2011.
  17. ^ AEI Speakers Bureau. Accessed May 17, 2011
  18. ^ "Daphne Oz: How She Empowers Others", The Women's Conference Archived 2013-04-16 at Archive.today. Accessed May 17, 2011.
  19. ^ "Teen Temptations", Aspen Health Forum 2009[permanent dead link]. Accessed May 17, 2011.
  20. ^ Working Women's Business Luncheon Archived 2011-06-30 at the Wayback Machine, April 1, 2011. Accessed May 18, 2011.
  21. ^ "Our People – HealthCorps". HealthCorps. Archived from the original on 2 July 2012. Retrieved 30 June 2015.
  22. ^ "Celebrity Name Game (TV Series 2014– )" – via www.imdb.com.
  23. ^ Mier, Tomás (July 17, 2019). "Pregnant Daphne Oz Joins Judges Gordon Ramsay and Aarón Sanchez for MasterChef Junior Season 8". People. Retrieved July 17, 2019.
  24. ^ "Daphne Oz, John Jovanovic wed", The New York Times, August 24, 2010
  25. ^ "Daphne Oz Reveals Newborn Daughter's Name—Philomena Bijou", March 4, 2014
  26. ^ Doktor Öz'ün torunu oldu, Mynet
  27. ^ "Daphne Oz Welcomes Son Jovan Jr". People. October 22, 2015. Retrieved May 2, 2017.
  28. ^ "The Chew's Daphne Oz Is Pregnant With Baby No. 3". eonline.com.
  29. ^ Murphy, Helen; Leon, Anya (August 15, 2019). "Baby Makes Six! Daphne Oz Welcomes Daughter Giovanna Ines". People. Retrieved August 16, 2019.