At the age of 33, Emmy-winning TV host Zuri Hall has already had a successful career. Since breaking into the entertainment industry, he has worked for major media companies such as Fuse, MTV, E-News, Access Hollywood, America Ninja Warrior, and more.
While it may seem like an overnight success, it took him years of intentionality and hard work to reach his goals. In an exclusive interview with Her Source, Zuri shares her journey and details about her latest adventure. Hot, happy, mess.
After graduating from Ohio State University in 2010, Hall began her career in Indianapolis as the face of My-INDY-TV, where she explored the city of Indianapolis.
“That was my introduction to the life of a television host. It was baptism of fire. I learned to film, edit, produce, pitch ideas; and it was just smoldering from there, “Hall said.
The entertainment reporter worked in local news for nearly three years, before reaching her goal of arriving on a national television station at the age of 25. He worked in Indiana, Ohio, and Dallas early in his career, before coming to Fuse. a small cable network in New York City.
“I started to work and began slowly but surely to climb the ladder from there,” Hall said.
Throughout her career, Zuri Hall has had the opportunity to cover iconic award shows such as the Grammys and the American Music Awards, the Golden Globes, and the Oscars. Plus interviewing top Hollywood celebrities like Gabrielle Union, Lupita Nyong’o, Billy Porter, Oprah Winfrey, and more!
Although she has had an incredible career and happy times, she still had times when she experienced burnout or self-doubt. According to Hall, the key to finding peace of mind and purpose was a combination of therapy and meditation.
“I realized that my life was passing me by, and that the only moment I was promised was where I was. And I spent many moments beating myself up for what I hadn’t yet accomplished, or for not savoring what I had accomplished long enough, or before moving on to the next goal, “Hall said.
By prioritizing his mental health, Hall was inspired to create a space to help people find their magic, in the midst of life’s hassles.
“Once I found that joy and that peace, which I highlight in the first episode of Hot, happy, mess, something lit up and the peace that I felt even when the storms were wild and crazy, it was so indescribable and it was so priceless and it was so important that I realized, and it was not something I wanted to keep to myself. . “
Cultivating conversations to empower women is not a new undertaking for Hall. He has always been passionate about using the lessons of his life to help the next one. Throughout his journey, he has created platforms such as Hello Zuri Hall other Alpha babe to encourage women that they can indeed have it all.
Now, you reach more people through your podcast. Hot, happy, mess. Created in association with iHeartRadio’s Black Effect Podcast Network, the program is for consciously ambitious millennial women; committed to sharing diverse stories and points of view. Since its release in November 2020, Zuri has produced 26 episodes covering everything from self-care, relationships, mental wellness, and more. Listeners can expect to hear direct informative talks from experts and calls from listeners for advice directly from Zuri. To tune in to the conversation, join Hot Happy Mess for new episodes every Monday.