Entertainment Journalist, Pop Culture Specialist, Director, Producer, TV Personality, Host and Mommie

Tanika Ray, known for her insider Hollywood & Pop Culture POV, is focused on the big picture. Not only does she deftly manage the multi-layered responsibility of hosting and producing live events, but she has a unique ability to connect with guests one-on-one, holding her own as a pop culture expert on multiple platforms, most prominently TV.

Back at Extra as Host after 8 years, Tanika spent her time connecting with her purpose, giving birth to her beloved daughter and flexing other talents in her wheelhouse. Her mommy schedule allowed her to squeeze in short term jobs, most recently hosting Hollywood Today Live, CW’s Oh Sit, Lifetime’s The Rap Game’s Reunion show, 2 seasons of Lifetime’s Little Women LA Reunion specials and 2 shows for the wildly popular HGTV network, Design Star and HGTV’d.

 Tanika also paved her path into creating, directing and producing content that inspires & unites. She directed and produced 2 mini films for TVOne’s award winning Black History Month salute titled, Change Agents. And she satisfies her community responsibility by producing content to amplify the voice of Black Women and inspire them to harness their power.

Now that Tanika is a mom, she feels even closer to her ultimate goal than ever before. Her daughter inspires her everyday and has taught her the powerful lesson to never look back but to fiercely focus on what’s NEXT!!