Shirley Strawberry is the co-host of Steve Harvey's popular radio show, "The Steve Harvey Morning Show," which premiered in 2000. She was born in Chicago, on July 28, and her father passed away when she was 1 year old.
Her radio career began in the 80s when she worked as a co-host of "The Doug Banks Show" at WCGI-FM in Chicago. When the 90s arrived, she transferred to Los Angeles, California, to work for 92.3 The Beat, KKBT-FM. During the year 2000, Cathy Hughes and Radio One bought the station and offered Shirley the post as Steve Harvey's co-host. Harvey praised her voice. The show then separated from Radio One before relaunching through a joint-syndication deal with Inner City Broadcasting Corporation and Premiere Radio Networks.
Shirley is known for her part on the "Strawberry Letter" segment of the radio show. During this segment, the co-hosts share honest advice to fans and listeners who send letters about their current problems in life. Due to the show's success, Shirley was asked to pen a book based on the letters. The book is called "The Strawberry Letter: Real Talk, Real Advice, Because Bitterness Isn't Sexy." Another popular segment on the show is "What's Bothering Sheryl," where she discusses listener-submitted topics on things that annoy her.