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Wendy Williams is a renowned television presenter, actress, fashion designer, author, and former radio host. Since 2008, she has been the host of the nationally syndicated talk program ‘The Wendy Williams Program’. Prior to entering the television industry, she was a renowned “shock jockette” in New York as a radio DJ. Williams has gained notoriety for her on-air spats with several personalities, despite her popularity. She is also an accomplished author. She has written six novels, including a best-selling autobiography in The New York Times. She has launched numerous product lines as a fashion designer, including a wig line, a fashion line, and a jewelry collection. She is a Northeastern University graduate. She has been married to Kevin Hunter since 1997 and has one child with him. In honor of Williams’ 50th birthday, the Asbury Park city council renamed the street where she grew up Wendy Williams Way. In February of 2018, she disclosed to the public that she has Graves’ disease.

Wendy’s Radio Industry

Wendy Williams began her radio career as a presenter for WVIS in the United States Virgin Islands. In 1989, she began operating as a substitute disc jockey at New York City’s urban contemporary WRKS (currently WEPN-FM) radio station. Upon Emmis Broadcasting’s acquisition of WRKS in December 1994, she was transferred to the company’s other New York property, the hip-hop-themed WQHT.

Williams then began working for the Philadelphia-based station WUSL. She began serving WBLS in 2001. In 2008, among other markets, she was syndicated in Shreveport, Louisiana; Redondo Beach, California; Wilmington, Delaware; Columbia, South Carolina; and Toledo, Ohio. In 2009, Williams ultimately gave up her radio career.

Wendy’s Television Profession

Wendy Williams made her first television appearance in the 1992 series ‘Martin’. In 2007, she hosted the morning program ‘Good Day, New York’. Her talk program ‘The Wendy Williams Program’ premiered in four cities the following year. After the show’s successful run, Fox decided to air it nationally. In addition, BET began broadcasting the program internationally in approximately 54 countries in 2010.

In 2011, Williams starred in ‘One Life to Live’ and ‘Drop Dead Diva’ on the Lifetime network. In the same year, she also competed in ‘Dancing with the Stars.’ The American beauty also hosted the game program ‘Love Triangle’ in the same year.

Soon after, she founded Wendy Williams Productions, her own television production company. In 2014, Williams was an executive producer for the television programs “Celebrities Undercover” and “Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B.” ‘Death By Gossip with Wendy Williams’ premiered on the Investigation Discovery channel in September 2015. She both hosted and produced this series.

Wendy Williams’s Films

In 2012, Wendy Williams starred in ‘Think Like a Man,’ the film adaptation of Steve Harvey’s best-selling book ‘Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man. She subsequently appeared in the 2014 sequel ‘Think Like a Man Too’. She appeared in the 2016 film Mike and Dave Need Wedding Dates.

Theatrical Performances & Stand-Up Comedy

Wendy Williams portrayed Matron “Mama” Morton in the 2013 production of ‘Chicago’. She consented to participate in Lipshtick’s comedy series at the Venetian in Las Vegas the following year. The American stunner made her sold-out comedy debut on July 11, 2014. In November of that year, she hosted the “How You Laughin'” comedy series at NJPAC. Almost immediately thereafter, she began her tour titled “The Wendy Williams Sit Down Tour: Too Real for Stand-Up.”

Williams, a seven-time New York Times best-seller, has written numerous books, including “Wendy’s Got the Heat,” “The Wendy Williams Experience,” “Hold Me in Contempt: A Romance,” and “Ask Wendy: Straight-Up Advice for All the Drama.”

Wendy Williams’s Business

Wendy Williams debuted a collection of women’s pants, dresses, sweaters, and skirts in partnership with the prominent Home Shopping Network (HSN). Additionally, the network sells her “Adorn by Wendy Williams” jewelry collection.

Wendy’s Personal Life

Wendy Joan Williams was born to Thomas and Shirley Williams on July 18, 1964, in Ocean Township, Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States. There are two siblings in her family. She received her diploma from Ocean Township High School.

Williams later attended Northeastern University in Boston, where she received a Bachelor of Arts in communications. Regarding the American beauty’s romantic history, she was previously married to a salesperson. Later, she married Kevin Hunter, her second spouse. The couple currently has a son named Kevin Hunter Jr.

Estimated Net Worth

Wendy Williams is an American television presenter, entrepreneur, media personality, and author with a $20 million net worth. She has been the host of the nationally syndicated talk program “The Wendy Williams Show” since 2008.