Armed with a Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University and the skills of a therapist, professor, and researcher, clinical psychologist Dr. Nancy Berk weaves her traditional training into a unique brand of insight and humor that has made her an audience favorite.
A freelance comedy writer for internationally awarded entertainers, she is also a Golden Quill Award-winning columnist, and entertainment and advice writer. Nancy produces and hosts Entertaining Insights (formerly Whine At 9), the podcast that features over 500 celebrity and expert guests and offers up life lessons, laughs, and great entertainment ideas. Her ability to build genuine conversations with showbiz icons has made the show a popular landing place for Oscar, Grammy, and Emmy Award winners and Rock and Roll Hall of Famers. She is a freelance contributor to Forbes.com Hollywood & Entertainment and was a longtime contributor to PARADE, the Huffington Post, and MORE Magazine.
As an entertainment analyst, Nancy’s psychology training and trend experience have helped her guide industry professionals and campaigns to maximize their audiences. Her self-help humor book College Bound and Gagged, can be seen in the feature film Admission starring Tina Fey and Paul Rudd. Her expert opinion on topics including relationships, college admission, tech challenges, and bar mitzvah party planning has been spotlighted in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and the AARP Bulletin. A finalist in the 2016 Stand-Up Pittsburgh comedy competition, Nancy’s national stand-up and keynote/speaking engagements include TEDx, the American Marketing Association, Women’s Summit, the Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop, Wendy Liebman’s Locally Grown Comedy, the Quilting Comedy Tour, and the International Ventriloquism Convention.