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.
An author, Golden Quill Award-winning columnist, and entertainment and advice writer, Nancy produces and hosts Entertaining Insights (formerly Whine At 9), the podcast that features 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 also a freelance contributor to Forbes.com, PARADE.com, and the Huffington Post.
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, seen in the feature film Admission starring Tina Fey and Paul Rudd, continues to coach parents and teens on their higher education journey. Her expert opinion on topics including relationships, college admissions, 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. She is also an adjunct associate professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine.