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Name: Wendy Orlean Williams  
Also Know As:
Date of Birth: 6th April 1949
Place of Birth: Webster, New York
Profession: Singer
From Wikipedia, the free Encyclopedia

Wendy Williams (born 1964) is an African-American radio host and television personality. She was raised in Ocean Township, New Jersey and presently lives in northern New Jersey with her husband, Kevin Hunter and their four-year-old son. She currently has her own show called Wendy Williams Is On Fire on American VH1 and hosts a weekly syndicated radio program called The Wendy Williams Experience from its flagship station 107.5 WBLS New York City. She only reveals her age as that she was born sometime between 1960 and 1965. She graduated from college in 1986, so was likely born in 1963 or 1964.

Williams attended Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts where she majored in communications and was a DJ for the college station WRBB 104.9 FM. During college, she interned at Kiss 108 in Boston. Later, she became a DJ for a radio station in St. Croix. After a few months there, she accepted a job on, WOL-AM, a Washington D.C. station, and then soon moved to the New York market, where she has worked for PLJ and Hot 97 (both when it was "Hot 97" and earlier, when it was "Hot 103.5")

Williams is known for being brash and honest in her interviews and refers to herself, a la Howard Stern, as the "Queen Of All Media". In both her television show and her radio show she dishes celebrity gossip as well as conducts interviews and speaks her mind about current events.

In 2003, Williams caused controversy when interviewing Whitney Houston and asking blunt questions about Houston's drug habits. It was during Williams' interview that Houston admitted to having used marijuana recreationally "in the past". Williams also drew Houston's ire when she asked her point-blank if she had ever smoked crack. Houston's controversial reply was that she was rich and only poor people smoked crack; she then proceeded to tell Williams off.

Williams has published several books and has won "Radio Personality Of The Year" awards from both Billboard and Radio And Records industry magazines.

In 2003, Wendy interviewed R&B star-singer Blu Cantrell for the album Bittersweet. During the interview, Wendy asked Blu about her sexual activities and practices, critisized other RnB artists, and talk about drug abuse with Blu. The interview was sold on a Bonus DVD with the Bittersweet album, however, it did not boost sales as it was intended to.

External Links

  • Wendy Williams' Official Website

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