Due to health issues, there has been a lot of talk about Wendy Williams in the media lately, rather than her enlightened talk show that she has been hosting for 11 years. Some people may not realize she's been on television for so long, which is surprising given her winning personality and entertaining interviews.
Despite recent reports of Williams suffering from Graves' disease and forced to live 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 going on television.
Some of you who start in Williams' history will be surprised at what she did on the radio in the beginning.
Williams' career starts on the radio
The radio was already in Williams' blood when she started her career 30 years ago. She had previously worked as a DJ for the radio station at Northeastern University in Boston when she participated. His biggest break on the radio, though, comes from his hiring in two stations of D.C. and NYC.
After a few years, she became a very popular local DJ. Once offered a job as a DJ at an urban radio station in Philadelphia, she was beginning to reinvent the transparency of a radio host.
It was in the late 1990s, when shock jock hosts were already becoming a thing. Nobody had heard that from a female host, though. Her openness to talking about her past personal issues made her very popular with local listeners.
Her "denominational" style then shifted to a subscribed radio show she toured in New York in the early 2000s.
A well-known interview with Whitney Houston is still talking about us today
Just before Wendy Williams got a TV deal, she was considered a "shock," following her interview with Whitney Houston in 2003. Many people still talk about the madness of this interview, including some rude comments and comments. flagrant questions about it. Houston drug use.
It's not that other talk shows have not already chosen this path, even though Williams has brought a slightly different style to his own problems. In 2008, she was offered a television program to broadcast in only four cities.
At the time, even the New York Times found the format refreshing. No wonder the series was widely released a year later. It's odd, however, some had not really heard of Williams before she started having strange things on her show recently.
Ten years later, Williams began to post personal problems
All these years later, Williams suddenly made headlines for his health problems. The first sign was when she fainted live during her show for Halloween 2017 (ironically while she was dressed in Statue of Liberty).
Then, her diagnosis of burial disease put her on vacation.
Now, with news, she is fighting for the sobriety of her addiction past opening up new doors to her on her way to fame. These radio debuts were truly revolutionary and shocking to the extent that the franchise had allowed the FCC to override.
Of course, the relationship with her husband and his connection to his life in a sober house also raise concerns.
Hope that Williams will not become famous for his tragedy, beyond the good interviews
Many fans are still worried about the well-being of Williams. All we can hope for is that her series and herself do not follow trends for all the wrong reasons. Nobody wants her to become Whitney Houston with a similar result.
While being honest remains an insightful approach to interviewing, let's hope that Williams retains her legacy as a brilliant interviewer rather than a consumer of fame.