It seems Wendy Williams has been talking more about health issues lately than about her revealing talk show, which she's been running for eleven years. Some people may not realize that she has been on television for so long, which is surprising given their winning personality and entertaining interviews.
Despite recent reports of Williams suffering from Graves' disease and living in a sober house, we forget what made her famous in the first place. Let's go back in time to see how she landed her talk show and what she did before she went to TV.
Some of you who are new to Williams's story will be surprised what she initially did on the radio.
Williams starts his career on the radio station
Radio was already in Williams' blood when she began her career there 30 years ago. She had experience as a radio DJ for the Northeastern University radio station in Boston when she was there. Her biggest radio break, however, came when she was hired at two stations in DC and NYC.
After a few years she became a very popular local DJ. Having once offered a DJ job at a municipal radio station in Philadelphia, she was just beginning to reinvent how transparent a radio host can be broadcast.
This happened in the late 1990s, when shock-jock hosts became a thing of the past. No one had heard this from a female host. Her openness about discussing her personal problems in the past made her very popular among local listeners.
Her "confessional" style then changed to a syndicated radio program that made her out of New York in the early 2000s.
A The Infamous Interview with Whitney Houston Is Still Speaking Today
Shortly before Wendy Williams had completed a TV deal, she was referred to as a "shock jock," based on an interview she conducted with Whitney Houston in 2003 would have. Many people still talk about how wild this interview was, including open obscenities and obvious questions about Houston's drug use.
Not that other talk shows had not gone that way, even though Williams had a slightly different style to talk about their own problems. In 2008, she was offered a syndicated talk show, which initially aired in only four cities.
At that time, even the New York Times found the format refreshing. No wonder the show went a long way into syndication a year later. It's strange, some had not heard much about Williams until she recently did strange things in her show.
Ten years later, Williams showed personal problems
. All these years later, Williams is suddenly making big headlines for her health problems. The first sign of this was when she fainted live on air during her Halloween show in 2017 (ironically dressed during the Statue of Liberty).
Then she used the diagnosis of Graves' Disease to say goodbye to her program for a short while
With the news she fights for the sobriety of her previous drug abuse, new doors are opening their way to investigate glory. These early days of the radio were truly revolutionary and shocking at how much openness it has made through the FCC.
Of course there are also concerns about the relationship with her husband and if this has anything to do with her sober life House. Let's hope that Williams is not famous for his tragedies on major interviews
Many fans are still worried about Williams & # 39; Welfare All we can hope for is that she and her show are not for the wrong reasons. Nobody wants her to become Whitney Houston with a similar result.
Even if honesty is still an insightful approach to interviewing, we hope that Williams preserves her legacy as a great interviewer rather than someone consumed by fame.