Wendy Williams Biography
Wendy Williams is an American television host, actress, author, fashion designer, and former radio personality.
She is the second of three children born to parents Thomas and Shirley Williams. She grew up in the Wayside section of Ocean Township.Williams graduated from Ocean Township High School and, from 1982 to 1986, she attended Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, where she graduated with a B.A. in communications and was a DJ for the college radio station WRBB.
Wendy Williams Age
Williams was born on July 18, 1964, in Ocean Township, Monmouth County, New Jersey, a suburb of Asbury Park.
Wendy Williams Son
Williams has one child named Kevin Hunter Jr.
Wendy Williams Husband
Wlliams is married to Kevin Hunter.
Wendy Williams Career
Williams began her career working for WVIS in the United States Virgin Islands. Less than a year later, she obtained an afternoon position at Washington, D.C.-based station WOL. Williams commuted between DC and Queens, New York, to work an overnight weekend shift at WQHT.
In 1989, Williams began at urban contemporary WRKS (now WEPN-FM) in New York City as a substitute disc jockey. WRKS hired her full-time for its morning show. A year later, Williams moved to an afternoon drive-time shift, eventually winning the Billboard Award for “Best On-Air Radio Personality” in 1993.In December 1994, Emmis Broadcasting purchased WRKS and switched Williams to the company’s other New York property, hip-hop formatted WQHT (“Hot 97”), as WRKS was reformatted into an urban adult contemporary outlet. She was fired from Hot 97 in 1998.
Williams was hired by a Philadelphia urban station, WUSL (“Power 99FM”). Her husband, Kevin Hunter, became her agent. She was very open about her personal life on air, discussing her miscarriages, breast enhancement surgery and former drug addiction.She helped the station move from 14th place in the ratings to 2nd.
Williams has stated that Bill Cosby attempted to get her fired in 1991 and 1992. She also believes that Cosby is guilty of sexual assault.
In 2001, Williams returned to the New York airwaves when WBLS hired her full-time for a syndicated 2–6 p.m. time slot. Williams’ friend, MC Spice of Boston, offered his voiceover services to the show, often adding short rap verses tailored specifically for Williams’ show. The New York Times stated that her “show works best when its elements – confessional paired with snarkiness – are conflated,” and cited a 2003 interview with Whitney Houston as an example.During the highly publicized interview that “went haywire” and included “a lot of bleeped language”, Williams “asked [Houston], insistently, about her drug and spending habits”.
By 2008, she was syndicated in Redondo Beach, California; Shreveport, Louisiana; Wilmington, Delaware; Toledo, Ohio; Columbia, South Carolina; Emporia, Virginia; Lake Charles, Louisiana; Tyler, Texas; and Alexandria, Louisiana, among other markets.
Williams left her radio show in 2009 to focus on her television program and spend more time with her family. She was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame.
Wendy Williams Net-worth
Wendy William has a net worth of 40 million dollars.