Before Wendy Williams was Wendy Williams, she was a college student at Northeastern University searching for radio jobs.Soon after graduation, Wendy made a pit stop in the Caribbean taking her first job at WVIS in St. Croix with the intention of staying one year before heading back to the U.S.
“When I got to the island, there were a few things that I already knew. Number one: I am not here to make friends or fall in love,” she says. “…So, I had no friends by design. I had no sex by design because I couldn’t afford to slip up and get pregnant.”
When she finally made it to New York, it was at Hot 103.
“The DJs were all Hispanic and Italian; they didn’t have a black,” she says. “Blackie at your service…Ironically speaking, you know what he loved about me? He loved that my skin was black and my delivery was white.”
Soon, she was on the radio, making public appearances and making cash. Williams goes into detail about her beginnings in a Mediabistro interview, care of their program “My First Big Break,” available below.
Full Disclosure: I was an editor at Mediabistro before coming to Madame Noire.