Daphne Oz

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Daphne Oz
Born Daphne Nur Oz[1]
(1986-02-17) February 17, 1986 (age 29)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Nationality United States
Alma mater Princeton University (2008)
Occupation author, journalist, TV personality
Known for The Chew
Spouse(s) John Jovanovic (m. 2010)
Children 1
Parent(s) Dr. Mehmet Oz and Lisa Oz

Daphne Nur Oz (born February 17, 1986) is an author, entrepreneur,and television host. On April 14, 2011, ABC announced Oz would be one of five co-hosts on The Chew, a one-hour live talk show exploring food from all angles.[2][3] The show premiered in September 2011.


Oz, the eldest child of popular television doctor Mehmet Oz and Lisa Oz, was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and raised in Cliffside Park, New Jersey, where she graduated from Dwight-Englewood School in 2004. She has three siblings named Arabella, Zoe and Oliver. Oz graduated with a degree in Near Eastern Studies from Princeton University in 2008.[4]

On August 28, 2010, Oz married John Jovanovic, an investment fund analyst, whom she met in college.[5] On February 26, 2014 Oz gave birth to a daughter, named Philomena "Philo" Bijou Jovanovic.[6] Daphne Oz's father Mehmet Oz described the baby as being a blue-eyed Circassian beauty, just like her mother.[7] Daphne Oz's paternal grandmother Suna Öz (née Atabay) was Turkish and had some Shapsug descent from her maternal great-grandparents.[8] Suna's husband Mustafa Öz was Turkish.



Oz is the author of New York Times Bestselling[9] 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's first book, The Dorm Room Diet (Newmarket Press, 2006), advanced her approach to avoiding the "Freshman 15".[10] The book covers her advice on how to develop healthy habits while in college that may benefit the student through life.[11] The book was publicized by multiple media outlets including The New York Times,[4]The Wall Street Journal,[12]People, The Washington Post[13]Reader's Digest[14] 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 has written articles for Glamour Magazine,[15][16] and The Huffington Post.[17] In 2012, she wrote five articles for a column called "Food for Thought" for Creators Syndicate.[18]

Public speaking[edit]

Oz speaks publicly on lifestyle and health topics.[19]

In 2008, Daphne Oz was invited to speak at The Governor's Women's Conference, hosted by Maria Shriver.[20] Oz was a featured speaker at The Aspen Institute's 2009 Aspen Health Forum.[21] In 2011, Daphne Oz and her mother Lisa were the featured speakers at WCBS Radio's Working Women's Luncheon.[22] Daphne Oz has delivered addresses to campus audiences including Princeton University, University of Pennsylvania, Brown University, and Georgetown University.

Non-profit work[edit]

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.[23]


As of 2013, Oz is one of five co-hosts on ABC's The Chew, a weekday one-hour lifestyle show which premiered in September 2011.

Oz has been featured as a guest co-host on The View, 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.[10]

Selected works[edit]


  1. ^ http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/29/fashion/weddings/29OZ.html?_r=0
  2. ^ The Chew website
  3. ^ ABC Press Release. Accessed May 17, 2011]
  4. ^ 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."
  5. ^ "Daphne Oz, John Jovanovic wed", The New York Times, August 24, 2010
  6. ^ "Daphne Oz Reveals Newborn Daughter's Name—Philomena Bijou", March 4, 2014
  7. ^ Doktor Öz'ün torunu oldu, Mynet
  8. ^ http://www.pbs.org/wnet/facesofamerica/profiles/dr-mehmet-oz/4/
  9. ^ nytimes.com Accessed September 6, 2013.
  10. ^ a b Dorm Room Diet Media. Accessed May 17, 2011.
  11. ^ Spotlight on Women's Health April 1, 2011. Accessed May 18, 2011.
  12. ^ Norris, Caitlin J. "Food for Thought", Wall Street Journal Classroom Edition (2006). Accessed May 17, 2011.
  13. ^ Jennifer Larue. "A Parent's Guide to the Freshman 15", The Washington Post, November 16, 2010. Accessed May 17, 2011.
  14. ^ "4 Simple Ways to Shape Up Your Diet This Semester", Reader's Digest (September 2007). Accessed May 17, 2011.
  15. ^ "Five Health Truths You Need to Live By Now", Glamour Magazine. August 3, 2010. Accessed May 17, 2011.
  16. ^ Oprah.com Accessed May 17, 2011.
  17. ^ The Huffington Post. Accessed May 17, 2011.
  18. ^ Creators Syndicate Health/Fitness Writers. Accessed May 17, 2011.
  19. ^ AEI Speakers Bureau. Accessed May 17, 2011
  20. ^ "Daphne Oz: How She Empowers Others", The Women's Conference. Accessed May 17, 2011.
  21. ^ "Teen Temptations", Aspen Health Forum 2009. Accessed May 17, 2011.
  22. ^ Working Women's Business Luncheon, April 1, 2011. Accessed May 18, 2011.
  23. ^ Health Corps Ambassadors website