Daphne Oz

Daphne Oz
Born Daphne Nur Oz[1]
(1986-02-17) February 17, 1986
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 2
Parent(s) Dr. Mehmet Oz and Lisa Oz

Daphne Nur Oz (born February 17, 1986) is an author 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, Arabella, Zoe and Oliver. Oz graduated with a degree in Near Eastern Studies from Princeton University in 2008.[4]

On August 26, 2010, Oz married John Jovanovic at the Municipal Marriage Bureau in Manhattan. [5] 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, Michigan. The ceremony was led by the Rev. Prescott Rogers of the Swedenborgian Church.

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. On April 23, 2015, Daphne announced on The Chew she was expecting her second child. Oz's father appeared on The Chew on May 15, 2015, and Oz said that she and her husband found out their second child's gender and her father's tie, which on that show was blue, would reveal the gender to everyone. Daphne gave birth to a son on October 21, 2015. She has since revealed she has named him Jovan, aka "John John" after his father.[9]



Oz is the author of New York Times Bestselling[10] 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".[11] The book covers her advice on how to develop healthy habits while in college that may benefit the student through life.[12] The book was publicized by multiple media outlets including The New York Times,[4]The Wall Street Journal,[13]People, The Washington Post[14]Reader's Digest[15] 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,[16][17] and The Huffington Post.[18] In 2012, she wrote five articles for a column called "Food for Thought" for Creators Syndicate.[19]

Public speaking

Oz speaks publicly on lifestyle and health topics.[20]

In 2008, Oz was invited to speak at The Governor's Women's Conference, hosted by Maria Shriver.[21] Oz was a featured speaker at The Aspen Institute's 2009 Aspen Health Forum.[22] In 2011, Oz and her mother Lisa were the featured speakers at WCBS Radio's Working Women's Luncheon.[23] Daphne Oz has delivered addresses to campus audiences including Princeton University, University of Pennsylvania, Brown University, and Georgetown University.

Non-profit work

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.[24]


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.[11]

Oz is currently a judge on the Food Network's new show, Cooks vs. Cons.

Selected works


  1. http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/29/fashion/weddings/29OZ.html?_r=0
  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. 1 2 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. "Dr. Mehmet Oz - Faces of America - PBS". Faces of America. Retrieved 30 June 2015.
  9. http://celebritybabies.people.com/2015/10/22/daphne-oz-welcomes-a-son/
  10. nytimes.com Accessed September 6, 2013.
  11. 1 2 Dorm Room Diet Media. Accessed May 17, 2011.
  12. Spotlight on Women's Health April 1, 2011. Accessed May 18, 2011.
  13. Norris, Caitlin J. "Food for Thought", Wall Street Journal Classroom Edition (2006). Accessed May 17, 2011.
  14. Jennifer Larue. "A Parent's Guide to the Freshman 15", The Washington Post, November 16, 2010. Accessed May 17, 2011.
  15. "4 Simple Ways to Shape Up Your Diet This Semester", Reader's Digest (September 2007). Accessed May 17, 2011.
  16. "Five Health Truths You Need to Live By Now", Glamour Magazine. August 3, 2010. Accessed May 17, 2011.
  17. Oprah.com Accessed May 17, 2011.
  18. The Huffington Post. Accessed May 17, 2011.
  19. Creators Syndicate Health/Fitness Writers. Accessed May 17, 2011.
  20. AEI Speakers Bureau. Accessed May 17, 2011
  21. "Daphne Oz: How She Empowers Others", The Women's Conference. Accessed May 17, 2011.
  22. "Teen Temptations", Aspen Health Forum 2009. Accessed May 17, 2011.
  23. Working Women's Business Luncheon, April 1, 2011. Accessed May 18, 2011.
  24. "Our People - HealthCorps". HealthCorps. Retrieved 30 June 2015.
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