“HOW YOU DOIN’? I MISS YOU ALL!” Williams began her post on The Wendy Williams Show‘s Instagram account. “As everyone knows, my health has been a hot topic. I’m making progress but it’s just one of those things that’s taking longer than we expected. I’m a woman of a certain age, and I know enough to listen to my doctors and will return to my purple chair as soon as we all agree I’m ready.”
“I want to thank all of my staff and our guest hosts for stepping up and stepping in while I can’t be there.” Guest hosts who have filled in so far include Sherri Shepherd, Whitney Cummings, and Michael Rappaport, who is stepping in this week. “I also want to thank Debmar-Mercury and our stations for being so understanding and supportive while I work my way back,” she wrote.
“Most of all, I want to thank my fans. I have heard your prayers and comments and feel all the love!” Williams wrote. “You are everything to me. I love spending my mornings with you all and I’m doing everything I can to get back to work, but right now Wendy has to focus on Wendy. I love you for watching.”
The show’s Season 13 debut was postponed following Williams’ positive test for Covid-19. On October 18, the show returned with guest hosts filling in. Her homecoming has been further delayed as she heals from Graves’ disease symptoms, the show reports. Bill Bellamy, Jerry Springer, and Steve Wilkos are among the upcoming guest hosts.
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Who Is Wendy Williams?
Wendy Williams, née Wendy Joan Williams, was born on July 18, 1964, in New York City. She is an American broadcaster, media personality, entrepreneur, and author. Since 2008, she has hosted The Wendy Williams Show, a nationally syndicated television discussion show.
Prior to television, Williams worked as a radio DJ and host, swiftly earning a reputation as a shock jock in New York. She rose to prominence as a result of her on-air altercations with celebrities and was the focus of the 2006 VH1 reality television series The Wendy Williams Experience, which chronicled the events surrounding her radio show.
Career in Radio
Wendy Williams began her radio career as a host for WVIS in the United States Virgin Islands. In 1989, she began working as a replacement disc jockey at New York City’s urban contemporary WRKS (now WEPN-FM). After Emmis Broadcasting acquired WRKS in December 1994, she was transferred to the company’s other New York station, hip-hop formatted WQHT.
Williams then moved on to work for WUSL, a station situated in Philadelphia. She began serving WBLS in 2001. By 2008, she was syndicated in a variety of locations, including Shreveport, Louisiana; Redondo Beach, California; Wilmington, Delaware; Columbia, South Carolina; and Toledo, Ohio. Williams announced her retirement from radio in 2009.
Career in Television
Wendy Williams made her television debut in the 1992 series ‘Martin.’ In 2007, she became the host of the morning show ‘Good Day New York.’ The next year, she launched her talk show, ‘The Wendy Williams Show,’ in four markets. Following a successful run, Fox opted to air the show on a nationwide scale. Additionally, BET began showing the show abroad in approximately 54 countries in 2010. Williams then starred in 2011 on NBC’s ‘One Life to Live’ and Lifetime’s ‘Drop Dead Diva’. That same year, she competed on ‘Dancing with the Stars.’ The same year, the American beauty hosted the game programme ‘Love Triangle.’
Soon afterwards, she founded Wendy Williams Productions, her own television production firm. Williams acted as executive producer of ‘Celebrities Undercover’ and ‘Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B’ in 2014. In September 2015, the Investigation Discovery channel premiered a documentary series named ‘Death By Gossip with Wendy Williams.’ She presented and produced this series.
Wendy Joan Williams was born to Thomas and Shirley Williams on July 18, 1964 in Ocean Township, Monmouth County, New Jersey, United States of America. She has two brothers and sisters. She received her high school diploma from Ocean Township High School. Williams later attended Northeastern University in Boston, where she obtained a bachelor’s degree in communication. In terms of her personal life, the American beauty was formerly married to a salesman. She later married Kevin Hunter, her second husband. The couple currently has a kid named Kevin Hunter, Jr.