Shock jock and television personality Wendy Williams made her career by publicly talking about her personal life, and the life of celebrities. Born on July 18, 1964, Wendy Williams gained notoriety for her on-air spats with celebrities and other public figures. Since 2008, Wendy Williams has made her way to television, hosting her syndicated show The Wendy Williams Show. Here are five other interesting facts about Mrs. Williams:
Wendy is a hustler– After graduating from Northeastern University with a B.A. in communications, Wendy Williams started working for a local radio station…. All the way in the Virgin Islands. She then worked her way over to the New York market as a substitute disc jockey for WRKS.
When she falls down she gets back up– Wendy Williams was fired from Hot 97 in 1998 because of a rumor she revealed on air about a co-worker. Afterwards, she found work with a Philadelphia urban station, Power 99FM. She took the station from 14th place to 2nd in ratings.
She is an author– Wendy Williams is the author of six fiction and non-fiction books. Her Non Fiction works are autobiographical and they are: The Wendy Williams Experience, Wendy’s Got the Heat and Ask Wendy: Straight-Up Advice for All the Drama in Your Life. Her fictional titles are: Drama is Her Middle Name: The Ritz Harper Chronicles, Vol. 1, Is the bitch Dead, Or What?: The Ritz Harper Chronicles, Book 2 and Ritz Harper Goes to Hollywood! (Ritz Harper Chronicles).
Controversy– Wendy Williams is famous for the interview she did with the late great Whitney Houston where she publically asked Houston about her drug habit. Wendy and her husband Kevin Hunter were also involved in a sexual harassment lawsuit in 2008. Her former talent booker Nicole Spence claimed that Wendy’s husband demanded sex from her and created a hostile work environment.
She is about to blow up– Wendy Williams has appeared on many television shows such as Martin, New York Undercover, Good Day New York and Dancing with the Stars just to name a few. She has also appeared in many films, such as Think Like a Man and The Cookout. In 2009, she filmed a movie about her life, Queen of All Media, starring Robin Givens that has yet to be released. In 2013, Wendy announced that she and her husband were launching a television production company that will focus on reality television and game shows. Further, she has a production deal with Suzanne de Passe and Madison Jones to produce scripted television movies. She also has a wig line named Wendy Williams Hair World and an apparel line with QVC called Adorn by Wendy Williams.