Farewell, Oprah: 5 Possible Replacements for the Talk Show Queen

With the end of The Oprah Winfrey Show, a new crop of promising African American TV personalities are set to carry the torch


Unapologetic, bold and honest, Williams first made her mark on radio, attracting 12 million listeners in more than 10 markets to tune in to The Wendy Williams Experience for its celebrity gossip and social commentary. Now, the self-professed “Queen of All Media” and Radio Hall of Famer has expanded her multi-million-dollar brand into two New York Times bestsellers and Debmar-Mercury’s top-rated daytime talk show, The Wendy Williams Show. Initially launched as a six-week limited trial run, the show was renewed for its third season this year due to high ratings among women ages 18-34. After increasing her brand exposure as a contestant on Dancing with the Stars, Williams also hosts GSN’s Love Triangle, which premiered this past April. Wendy clearly has a following and her best friend personality makes her a charming distraction for those going through Oprah withdrawal.

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