Wendy Williams

Wendy Williams

Television/Radio Personality

Don't let people get in your head. Not your parents, your sisters and brothers, not even your best friends. Be fearless.


By Roadtrip Nation

Wendy Williams


My road in life has been direct.
She worked at the local radio station when she was in college; loved that the disc jockeys were all grown-up, but had a job that felt playful.
By the time she graduated, she'd secured her first job, which she'd found in a listing in the back of a magazine.
She spent a few years in the U.S. Virgin Islands working a minimum-wage radio job.
Her next job was in Washington D.C. working at an oldies radio station, and she simultaneously secured a weekend job in New York.
She'd drive between the two cities every weekend, passing exits for her parents' house and her best friend's house.
Because she felt she had to prove herself, she refused to spend those weekends at home; instead she slept in her car.
Today, she keeps a photo of her working at that college radio station next to a photo of her with Howard Stern, to remind herself of how far she's come.
Says you can't let anyone get into your head, or tell you that you'll fail, because everyone has the power to succeed.
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Television/Radio Personality

I host my own day-time talk show (and before that, radio show) focused on entertainment and pop culture.

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