Wendy Williams named one of 35 Most Powerful People in Media

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By FOX50.com

 

Wendy Williams

Host, "The Wendy Williams Show"

This story first appeared in the April 26 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

Williams, 48, is famously emotional, high energy, fun-loving, loud and gossipy, and her loyal and diverse viewership hangs on her every “How you doin’?”

Now in its fourth season, her show — on which she has hosted guests ranging from the Trumps to Alicia Keys — has been tweaked with an expanded, commercial-free, talk-of-the-day segment, now 20 minutes rather than eight. So far this season, it’s up double digits in the key women 25-to-54 demo.

Williams and her husband, Kevin, recently inked a first-look development deal with Oxygen. Arriving in July: her debut wig line, Wendy Williams Hair World.

MOST RECENT BIG ACCOMPLISHMENT: Losing 20 pounds: “Who wants to be in HD looking like a hippo? Thanks to Lycra, [I don’t] need a whole new wardrobe.”


Watch Wendy on THE WENDY WILLIAMS SHOW, weekdays at 10 AM on FOX 50!

 

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