Wendy Williams Hunter is an American television host, businesswoman, media personality and author. Since 2008, she has hosted the nationally syndicated television talk show The Wendy Williams Show. Prior to television, Williams was a radio DJ and host and quickly became known in New York as a "shock jockette". She gained notoriety for her on-air spats with celebrities and was the subject of the 2006 VH1 reality TV series The Wendy Williams Experience which broadcast events surrounding her radio show. She was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in 2009. She has written a New York Times best-selling autobiography and six other books, and has created product lines including a fashion line, a jewelry collection and a wig line. On her 50th birthday, the council of Asbury Park, New Jersey renamed the street on which she grew up Wendy Williams Way.
|Born:||Wendy Joan Williams, July 18, 1964, Asbury Park, New Jersey, U.S.|
|Other names:||Wendy Williams Hunter|
|Alma mater:||Northeastern University|
|Occupation:||Television host, businesswoman, media personality, author, actress, former radio presenter|
|Television:||The Wendy Williams Show, The Wendy Williams Experience|
|Website:||Wendy Williams's Official site|
|Twitter:||Wendy Williams's Twitter profile|
|IMDb:||Wendy Williams's IMDb|
About Wendy Williams
Outspoken talk show host who became known as a "shock jockette" over the course of her radio career. She began hosting The Wendy Williams Show in 2008.
She received a communications degree from Northeastern University, where she worked as a DJ at WRBB.
She was a 2009 inductee into the National Radio Hall of Fame. She executive produced Lifetime's 2014 biopic of Aaliyah.
She married her second husband Kevin Hunter in 1997 and they have a son named Kevin Jr. together.
She and Ellen DeGeneres became two of the most popular female hosts of daytime television, frequently trading the number one spot.
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