Eboni K. Williams
Eboni K. Williams on Sister Circle TV.jpg
Williams speaks on Sister Circle TV in 2019
EducationUniversity of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (BA)
Loyola University, New Orleans (JD)
OccupationLawyer; broadcast personality
Known forFox News Specialists

Eboni K. Williams is an American lawyer and television host. She co-hosts the late-night talk show State of the Culture on Revolt TV. She co-hosted a talk show on WABC Radio in New York City and was a co-host of Fox News' 2017 show Fox News Specialists. In October 2020, she was cast in the reality-television show The Real Housewives of New York City.

Early life

Williams was raised by a single mother.[1] She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications and African American studies at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and her J.D. degree from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law.[1] As a law student, Williams clerked for the Louisiana Secretary of State and the Louisiana Attorney General's office, and assisted New Orleans council-members in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.[1]

Career

In 2008, Williams provided legal counsel in family law and civil litigation. She was a public defender and returned to private practice in 2010. Williams provided representation for clients in homicide, rape, drug, sex crime, and federal offense cases. She was a correspondent for CBS News and a contributor for Fox News, with appearances on Hannity and The O’Reilly Factor, and has appeared as a co-host on Outnumbered and The Five.[1][2] Williams was a co-host for the Fox News Specialists afternoon show that first aired May 1, 2017, with co-hosts Eric Bolling and Katherine Timpf. The show was created after the departure of Bill O'Reilly to rebuild the Fox News Channel lineup.[3] Fox News Specialists was cancelled on September 8, 2017, after Eric Bolling departed from the network amid sexual harassment allegations.[4]

On June 5, 2017, Williams joined WABC Radio as co-host of a noon-to-3 p.m. talk show along with long-time radio personality Curtis Sliwa, replacing Ron Kuby as Sliwa's co-host on the show.[5] Her last show aired October 18, 2017.[citation needed]

Williams described her time with Fox as "wonderful. But I knew that, and I didn’t go there to be comfortable. Let me be clear, I did not walk into Fox News to be comfortable. I walked in there to disrupt."[6]

Williams hosts the program State of the Culture on Revolt TV.[1][7]

In October 2020, she was cast as the first African-American member of The Real Housewives of New York City, joining its 13th season.[8]

Bibliography

References

  1. ^ a b c d e "Eboni K. Williams – The '2016 Presidential Election' Interview". The Philadelphia Sunday Sun. December 9, 2016. Retrieved April 11, 2017.
  2. ^ "Poll: Only 1% of African Americans Support Trump". Fox News. August 16, 2016. Retrieved April 11, 2017.
  3. ^ "Fox News Launches New 'Specialists' Show at 5 P.M." Variety. April 28, 2017. Retrieved May 4, 2017.
  4. ^ "Fox News Ousts Eric Bolling After Probe Into Lewd Text Messages". The New York Times. September 8, 2017. Retrieved September 8, 2017.
  5. ^ "Eboni Williams replaced Ron Kuby on WABC radio talk show". New York Post. June 5, 2017. Archived from the original on November 14, 2019. Retrieved June 20, 2017.
  6. ^ "Fox News confirms exit of Eboni K. Williams". The Hill. April 3, 2019. Archived from the original on March 31, 2020. Retrieved April 19, 2019.
  7. ^ "Eboni K. Williams, Katherine Timpf and Eric Bolling to Host 5 p.m. Show on Fox News". The Hollywood Reporter. April 28, 2017. Archived from the original on July 25, 2018. Retrieved May 4, 2017.
  8. ^ Guglielmi, Jodi (October 8, 2020). "Eboni K. Williams Joins 'The Real Housewives of New York City' as the First Black Cast Member". People. Archived from the original on October 8, 2020. Retrieved October 8, 2020. Williams, 37...