Joanna Philbin, 34 year old daughter of talk show host Regis Philbin and Joy Philbin, is about to become a published author. According to Page Six, Joanna’s agent Rebecca Oliver at Endeavor has sold a three book deal to publisher Little, Brown imprint Poppy.
Joanna’s first book, The Daughters of … Club tells the story of three childhood friends – the geeky daughter of a supermodel, the flat broke daughter of a famous business tycoon, and the self conscious daughter of a pop star. The first installment will debut in 2010. We’re not sure if the working title is set in stone – it looks like it is crying out for something more.
Regis invited his daughter to co-host his Friday show to share her book deal. She also interviewed Robert Downey Jr. and Will Farrell.
Joanna has kept a relatively low profile up until now. Her sister Jennifer Joy Philbin, aka J.J. is a screen writer and television producer who is married to Michael Schur. They presented Regis with a grandson six months ago when their only child William was born.
Check out more photos below and check out a video of Regis and Joanna interviewing Katharine McPhee.