American chef and reality TV personality who became a finalist on Bravo's Top Chef competition. She also appeared on Top Chef: All-Stars.
She briefly modeled in Paris after working as an accountant.
She was the co-host of ABC's cooking show The Chew.
Her mother's name is Audrey Hall. She married Matthew Lyons in 2006 and has one stepson.
She and Emeril Lagasse both appeared on Top Chef.