Wendy Williams Biography
Wenndy Williams born (Wendy Joan Williams) is an American broadcaster, media personality, businesswoman, and writer. Williams has hosted the nationally syndicate television talk show The Wendy Williams Show. Before coming to the television industry, Wendy was a radio DJ and host and quickly become known in New York as a shock jockette.
Wendy Williams Age
The former famous radio DJ was born in July 18, 1964, in Asbury Park, New Jersey. She is 56 years old as of 2020 and celebrates her birthday on the 18th of July every year.
Wendy Williams Height and Weight
Williams stands at a height of 180cm which is equivalent to 1.8 meters and weighs about 79kg.
Wendy Williams Family, Parents and Siblings
Williams is the second of three children born to Shirley, a special education teacher, and Thomas Dwayne Williams, an English teacher and school Principal. Her Parents had a combined three master’s degree and traveled around the world, often buying pieces to decorate their home with. In 1970, the family moved to the upper middle class suburban community of Wayside in Ocean Township, New Jersey.
Wendy Williams Husband and Children
Wendy’s first husband was Bert Girigorie. During her 2003 autobiography, she refers to him under a pseudonym and says they separated after five months and divorced about eighteen months later. She later got married to Kevin Hunter, on November 30, 1999. Williams suffered two miscarriages before giving birth to their son, Kevin Hunter, on August 18, 2000. In April 2019 Wendy filed for a divorce due to irreconcilable differences. Their divorce was finalized in January 2020.
Wendy Williams Religious Belief
As as a result of her suburban upbringing, Wendy considers herself “a multicultural woman who happens to be Black”. In her childhood, Williams attended a Baptist church with her family. She however identifies herself as a Christian but no longer attends church services. Wendy believes “God is everywhere” and prays “every day, several times a day”.
Wendy Williams Education
Wendy graduated from Ocean Township High School in 1982 where she was an outcast and one of the few African Americans. Williams was not exposed to hip hop music and instead listened to rock band AC/DC because they were popular among her classmates.
Williams attended Northeastern University in Boston with the the aim of becoming a television anchor. In less than a month after starting, she switched from television communications to radio because she could advance her career faster. She did this despite her parents disapproval to the idea. Wendy graduated in 1986 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication and, to appease her parents, a minor in journalism. Williams was a disc jockey for the college radio station, WRBB, where rapper LL Cool J was her first celebrity interviewee.
Wendy Williams Career
After graduating two weeks later, Williams begun her career as a disk jockey working for the small, calypso and reggae-oriented WVIS in Frederiksted, U.S. Virgin Islands, but disliked the role because she did not learn as much about radio from her colleagues as she expected. As a result of low pay and isolation from her family, Wendy begun sending resumes and demo tapes of herself to other radio stations. She left WVIS after eight months and obtained a position at Washington, D.C.’s WOL in 1987, but found it oldies radio format incompatible with her personality.
She continued sending tapes and was hired New York City’s WQHT in November 1987 to fill-in on weekends. After the urban contemporary station hired her full-time in 1988 to work overnight shifts, she left WOL.
Williams was a disc jockey for the college radio station, WRBB, where rapper LL Cool J was her first celebrity interviewee. As an intern for Matt Siegel at contemporary hit radio station WXKS-FM, Wendy recapped the soap operas and Dynasty on air.
Wendy Williams Net Worth and Salary
She has an estimated net worth of $10 million. Wendy earns a lot of her fortune from her career as a broadcaster, media personality, businesswoman, and writer.Wendy earns an annual income of $15 million.