Wendy Williams Biography

Wendy Williams is a businesswoman, broadcaster, media personality, and writer from the United States. She was born on July 18, 1964. Wendy Williams age is 57. She has presented The Wendy Williams Show, a nationally syndicated television discussion show, since 2008. Kevin Hunter Jr. is Wendy williams son.

Before television, Williams worked as a radio DJ and host, earning a reputation as a shock jock in New York. She was the focus of the 2006 VH1 reality television series The Wendy Williams Experience, which televised events surrounding her radio show and earned popularity for her on-air spats with celebrities.


Williams also has her product lines. Including a fashion brand, a jewellery collection, and a wig line, in addition to publishing several books and making appearances in various films and television shows. 

In 2009, Williams was honoured by the National Radio Hall of Fame. the council of Asbury Park, New Jersey renamed the street on which she grew up Wendy Williams Way On her 50th birthday.

Wendy Williams made a name for herself as a radio DJ and personality by digging into her personal life and discussing challenging topics. The Wendy Williams Show debuted in 2008 when her tone struck a chord with listeners.

 That year, Williams was honoured into the National Radio Hall of Fame, however she soon left radio to pursue a career in television.

Early Years

  Williams was a standout from a young age. She was the youngest of three children born to Thomas and Shirley Williams. She relocated with her family from Asbury Park to Ocean Township, New Jersey, at the age of five, where she spent the rest of her childhood.

Williams claims she started “speaking too loud, too fast, and too much,” a trait she shares with her elder, more bookish sister Wanda, a straight-A student who started at Tufts University at the age of 16.

Williams, on the other hand, was not a genius in the classroom. She was a huge girl in sixth grade, standing 5’7″ tall and wearing a size 11 shoe. 

Williams, on the other hand, became active in a variety of extracurricular activities as a result of her parents’ encouragement. She was a Girl Scout, a marching band clarinettist, and a member of her high school swim team. 

When it came time to choose a college, she followed Wanda’s lead and moved to Boston to attend Northeastern University. Where she earned a bachelor’s degree in communications with a minor in journalism in 1986.

Radio DJ

Williams became active with radio while at Northeastern. She hosted her urban music show on WRBB, the campus radio station, and interned with Matt Seigel of Kiss 108, a pioneering Boston DJ.

Williams used to go to Penn Station in New York City in her spare time, where she would sit alone and listen to some of her favourite radio personalities on a portable radio.

Williams bounced about after college, attempting to break into the radio industry. Her first on-air employment was at a station in the Virgin Islands, on the island of St. Croix.

 Then it was off to New York, where she was eventually dismissed for deviating from the station’s script. “It’s largely been, ‘Read these liners and play the songs,’ and ‘You’re speaking too much,’ and ‘Shut the heck up,'” Williams has said about her radio career.

Williams travelled to Philadelphia after leaving New York. Where she worked for three years before returning to Manhattan to work at WBLS. Williams proved that she didn’t need to spin a lot of records to get big ratings there.

Instead, The Wendy Williams Experience focused on her personal life, including difficult topics such as her former drug addiction, plastic surgery, and the difficulties of attempting to conceive.

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‘The Queen of All Media’

Williams, who modelled her manner after shock-jock Howard Stern and even dubbed herself “The Queen of All Media”. About Stern’s moniker “King of All Media,” was unafraid to weigh in on the lives of her 12 million listeners. Wendy offered counsel and tough love to individuals that called in.

But Williams’ honesty wasn’t limited to her admirers. Many of her guests, including some of Hollywood’s biggest names, realised that they wouldn’t be coddled by the host. 

Williams and Whitney Houston had an on-air fight in 2003 after the host of the show confronted the singer about her drug history. Williams and Houston ultimately patched up their differences. But she made no apologies for her interviewing approach.

 “My bark is worse than my bite,” Williams later told The New York Times, “because people confuse being tall and gregarious for being dominating, domineering, noisy, and being a bully.”

Williams earned her radio popularity into a slew of other projects. Including a pair of New York Times best-sellers (Wendy’s Got the Heat and The Wendy Williams Experience), a novel, and a television appearance.

 She had her VH1 show and made appearances on NBC’s Today Show in the fall of 2007 to scoop on the latest celebrity gossip.

Personal and Health Problems

Williams has stuck to her basic value of being open and honest with guests and listeners, even when it comes to discussing her health difficulties. She announced in 2017 that she had Graves’ disease, an autoimmune disorder that causes exhaustion, anxiety, and hair loss, which is why she wears wigs.

Williams revealed in late February 2018 that she will be taking a break from the show for a few weeks to focus on her health. She reported later that year that she had a hairline fracture in her upper arm.

Williams’ spokeswoman said in January 2019 that she would need to take another long sabbatical from television after being hospitalised due to complications from her Graves’ disease. 

Is Wendy Williams transgender? Wendy William is not a transgender person, and there is no evidence to support this. Wendy Williams has been accused of being transgender from the beginning of her career, but there has been no evidence to back up these claims.

Wendy Williams is a well-known actress. She is an American television anchor, businesswoman, media personality, and author. Wendy williams net worth is $40 million.She is best known for hosting “The Wendy Williams Program,” a nationally syndicated television talk show that she has hosted since 2008.

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