Few urban radio personalities have managed the double duty of holding down their spot on the dial while also branching out into televisionâ€”but Egypt Sherrod is a notable exception. Currently, the former New York City Power 105.1 morning show host heads On Air with Egypt, a hit midday show on Atlantaâ€™s top-rated radio station V103. And the married mother of one is also enjoying her fourth season as the host of HGTVâ€™s long-running Property Virgins, which caters to first-time homebuyers.
The Philadelphia nativeâ€”a fixture on the radio waves for almost two decadesâ€”launched her career in her hometown at just 19 years old and has never looked back.
Once a regular on The Maury Show, Sherrod seized the HGTV opportunity when original host Sandra Rinomato moved on. â€œWhen they began their search for a new face and voice,â€ Sherrod shares, â€œmy team and I felt that I was a good fit for HGTV and vice versa.â€
And according to the showâ€™s numbers, they were right. Since joining the team, Sherrod says â€œI have helped to not only maintain the history of high ratings, but, as an African-American woman, Iâ€™ve also helped to grow the audience by being an additional face of color on the network.â€
Sherrod, also a successful, licensed real estate agent, offers eight professional thoughts and tips on buying and selling homes in this increasingly optimistic market.