Carla Ferrell | Net Worth, Husband, Family, & Bio

Carla Ferrell is the creative and energetic program director-turned-co-host of the most loved radio show, The Steve Harvey Morning Show. The Chicago-born has been with the show since 2005. She initially started as its program director but later even took part in co-hosting the show.

Ferrell is a talented African-American diva who is excellent in what she does. She had years of experience as a program director before being recruited for the Steve Harvey Show.

In her industry, she also is known for having the ability to take any show to the number one spot once she joins it.

Besides making any show successful and connecting with people, Ferrell is also a firm advocate of breast cancer awareness.

Biography/Wiki Summary

Popular NameCarla Ferrell 
Real NameCarla B. Ferrell 
Date of birthOctober 13, 1968
Age55 years old
Place of birthChicago, Illinois, USA
HometownHouston, Texas, USA
Current ResidenceLos Angeles, California, USA
FatherNot disclosed
MotherPatricia Ann Boatner
SiblingsNot disclosed
SpouseTosh D Ferrell
DaughterTosha Ferrell
OccupationRadio host and Program director
Net worth2- 5 Million USD
Height5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorBrown
Instagram idlipsbycarla
FacebookCarla B. Ferrell 
YouTubeCarla Ferrell-Steve Harvey Morning Show

Carla Ferrell’s Net Worth, Cosmetic Brand, and Career with The Steve Harvey Morning Show

The talented diva owns a massive fortune of around 2 to 5 million USD.

Ferrell started her career in the radio station at a young age and made her way to the top of her field through hard work and dedication.

She worked on many projects and made them successful, including The Steve Harvey Morning Show.

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With all these projects and success, she made a name for herself in the industry and earned a good deal of money.

She added more fortune with her cosmetic brand Lips By Carla.

Her Family and Early Life

The successful radio host was born in Chicago and spent the first five years of her life there.

Later, she moved to Houston, where she spent the rest of her childhood.

She moved to Texas with her mother to live with her maternal grandmother after her parents got a divorce.

Her mother, Patricia, raised her alone as her father moved to LA after the divorce and did not make any effort to be in her life.

Because of the lack of effort, Ferrell did not have a close bond with her father.

She solely depended on her single mother, who worked as a social worker.

Growing up, her mother highly influenced her and was her mentor.

Her mother even was the one who decided that Ferrell would join an African-American college and filled out all the college applications and other related paperwork to get her in.

She knew about the sacrifices her mother made for her sake, so she wanted to follow in her footsteps and become a social worker.

However, in college, her dean nudged her toward finding her interest.

Ferrell then realized she did not like studying social work like her mother. Instead, she liked music and talking to people.

So, she changed her major and started a career in the communication industry.

Though she never became a social worker, she continued respecting and looking up to her mother.

So, it was hard when her mother died of breast cancer when she was thirty-five.

Ever since then, she has been actively advocating awareness about breast cancer.

She became more affectionate towards her mother when she gave it to her daughter.

Despite being raised by a single mother and then losing her later in life, Ferrell has a great family life.

She has a healthy relationship with both her husband and her daughter.

Carla Ferrell’s Husband and Daughter

Ferrell has been married to her husband, Tosh D Ferrell, since 2004.

The couple has been married for 19 years and still are head over heels for each other.

Tosh was a veteran who served the country for many years before retiring.

He now works as a mortgage banker extraordinaire.

Ferrell and Tosh have a beautiful daughter named Tosha, whom the couple loves more than themselves.


The couple often posts pictures of them together and their daughter on their Instagram.


Educational QualificationInstitution
High School DiplomaLocal School in Houston, Texas
Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Media StudiesPrairie View A&M University, Texas, USA

The program director-turned-co-host completed her high school at one of the local schools in Houston, Texas.

After high school, she joined Prairie View A&M University as per her mother.

In university, she initially chose sociology as her major as she wanted to become a social worker like her mother.

But, later, her dean talked about her interests and hobbies, which made her change her major to communication.

She then completed her studies at the university in 1990 with a Bachelor of Arts Communication degree in Communication and Media Studies.


Morning Show ProducerKMJQ-FMHouston, Texas, USA
Assistant Program DirectorKMJQ-FMHouston, Texas, USA
Assistant Operational DirectorWGCI-FM & WVAZ-FMChicago, Illinois, USA
Operational ManagerKSTE-GN, WQUE-FM and other networksNew Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Program Director and Co-hostThe Steve Harvey ShowSyndicated/Nationwide
Program DirectorThe Swear HotelSyndicated/Urban QC
FounderLips by Carla (Cosmetic Company)

Ferrell initially wanted to have a career as a social worker like her mother, but later she changed it to communication.

Once she knew what she wanted, she started working at radio stations.

She did internships here and there in her hometown before landing a job at KMJQ-FM as a morning show producer and co-host.

She worked hard at her job and got promoted to assistant program director.

Ferrell gained some more experience and moved back to her birthplace, Chicago, where she joined multiple networks. 

In Chicago, she worked at WGCI-FM and WVAZ-FM as assistant operational director.

After working there for some time, she moved to New Orleans, Louisiana, and worked for multiple networks as an operational manager.

She was busy guiding multiple radio shows broadcasted on popular radio networks like KSTE-GN, WQUE-FM, etc., to the top of the chart when she got an offer to join The Steve Harvey Show.

She joined the radio show of the renowned comedian Steve Harvey in 2005 as its program director.

She created many fun and creative content for the show and incorporated some extraordinary music and stories.

She soon became one of the co-hosts because of her enthusiasm and ability to connect to the viewers.

With her, the show became the number one syndicated morning show and was broadcast nationwide while it was limited to ninety radio stations at the beginning.

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Ferrell also looked over a music-intensive radio show called The Swear Hotel as its program director while still working for Harvey and even turned it into number one in the syndicated Urban QC evening show category.

Because of her skills, she is still working on the Steve Harvey show and has many listeners waiting to hear her voice.

Besides being a successful director and co-host, Ferrell is also a successful entrepreneur.

She is the founder of the cosmetic company Lips by Carla, which sells premium quality lip glosses.