Nancy Giles

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Nancy Giles
Nancy Giles on BTVR.jpg
Nancy Giles interviewed by Behind the Velvet Rope TV in 2015
Born (1960-07-17) July 17, 1960 (age 59)
Alma materOberlin College
OccupationCommentator, actress
Years active1986–present

Nancy Giles (born July 17, 1960) is an American actress and commentator,[1] perhaps best known for her appearances in the series China Beach and on CBS News Sunday Morning.

Early life[edit]

Nancy Giles was born in New York City, the daughter of Dorothy Aileen (née Dove) and Thomas Jefferson Giles.[2] She is a graduate of Oberlin College.[3]


Giles was a member of the Second City Touring Company in 1984. She is a writer and contributor to CBS News Sunday Morning. She was the announcer and co-host of Fox After Breakfast. [4]

She starred in two ABC television series, playing girl GI Frankie Bunsen for three seasons on China Beach and hostile waitress Connie on the sitcom Delta. She had guest roles on shows including The Jury, L.A. Law, Spin City, Law & Order, Dream On, and The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. She appeared in the 1985 Broadway production of the musical Mayor.[5]

Giles and her CBS colleague, correspondent Erin Moriarty, have collaborated on two public-affairs radio series under the Giles and Moriarty banner, one for WPHT in Philadelphia and another for Greenstone Media. Both shows were produced at the facilities of the CBS Radio Network.

Giles gave the commencement address for the Ramapo College's graduating class of 2007 and Grinnell College's graduating class of 2014. [6]





  1. ^ Chow, Kat (March 18, 2015). "Starbucks Campaign Already Inspiring Awkward Conversations About Race". NPR.
  2. ^ "Nancy Giles Biography (1960-)". Film References. Retrieved December 30, 2012.
  3. ^ Nancy Giles, Sunday Morning Sage, Oberlin Alumni Magazine, Spring, 2010
  4. ^ June 6, CBS News; 2011; Pm, 8:28. "Nancy Giles". Retrieved 2019-02-04.
  5. ^ "Nancy Giles". Playbill. Retrieved 2019-02-04.
  6. ^ "Nancy Giles, Doctor of Humane Letters | Grinnell College". Retrieved 2019-02-04.
  7. ^ IM

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