In 2012 when women’s boxing was included in the Olympics, Laila was the first woman in history to provide expert commentary for NBC Sports. Laila was also a regular panelist and contributor for the CBS Sports Network’s all-female sports commentary program, “We Need to Talk,” the first of its kind in the history of sports broadcasting. Additionally, for two consecutive years since its conception in 2015, she was selected as host of the first-ever televised ESPN Sports Humanitarian Awards. Audiences have also witnessed Laila’s competitive nature in various reality competition shows, like “Celebrity Apprentice” and “Dancing with the Stars.” A home chef, Laila previously appeared twice on Food Network’s celebrity edition of “Chopped,” and emerged victorious as the champion. Continuing her passion in the kitchen, Laila was the host of “Late Night Chef Fight,” an exciting food truck cooking competition show that has aired for multiple seasons on the FYI Network.

Laila currently is the host of the Emmy Award-winning show, “Home Made Simple,” which airs every Saturday on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN). She is very excited about her new cookbook "Food for Life,” available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble bookstores everywhere. Staying true to her entrepreneurial spirit, Laila has also created her own line of organic seasonings, called “Laila Ali Spice Blends” and a high-quality line of nutrition supplements called YouPlenish.

FOOD IS A UNIVERSAL CONNECTOR | In the words of Laila Ali

It brings us together. Some of the best memories we have are over a shared meal. Keeping the joy of food alive, while still making health-conscious decisions, starts with substituting harmful ingredients with foods and products good for the body, mind, and earth. My love for cooking stems from my belief that championing every area of your life is fueled by your health. No matter how much I love to indulge in sweets and comfort foods, there is always a way to make a healthy twist to your favorite dishes. That’s the inspiration that helped me launch “Food for Life,” sharing recipes from my kitchen to yours.