Tanika Ray makes her return to "Extra" after serving as a host and correspondent from 2004 to 2009. Tanika joined the Emmy-winning show as co-host alongside Renee Bargh, New York co-host AJ Calloway and host Mario Lopez.
Tanika's journey has been filled with dance, acting, hosting, producing, moderating, and most of all, adventure. What she has learned is that life isn't only about reaching the dream, but also each chapter that inches us closer to our goal.
Ultimately, she plans to create a multimedia entity that uplifts, inspires and brings the diverse global community together through positive shared experiences. She has hosted numerous shows for NBC, CW, HGTV, LIFETIME, TLC, BET, and TVOne, including many reunion shows for Lifetime & VH1.
Tanika deftly manages the multi-layered responsibility of hosting and producing live red carpet events. She has covered all the big ones in L.A. and NYC, including the Oscars, Emmys, Golden Globes, Met Gala, MTV Music Awards, American Music Awards and countless movie premieres for companies like TV Guide Network, NBC, Colgate, Essence Magazine and the NAACP.
Thanks to her quick wit, fun energy and interesting take on Hollywood, Tanika has been on over 100 episodes as a guest panelist on various shows, including "GMA," "The Today Show," "The View," CNN, "Showbiz Tonight," "The Daily Share" and "Larry King."Now that Tanika is a mom, she feels even closer than ever to her ultimate goal. Her daughter has inspired her every day to manifest what she has learned along this journey, and to keep moving forward, fiercely focused on what's NEXT!!