Journalist and attorney Eboni K. Williams has joined The Real Housewives of New York City, becoming the show’s first-ever Black housewife.

“NYC is filled with successful and dynamic Black women. I’m excited to join this legendary franchise as the first Black housewife,” Williams said in a statement. “Can’t wait to share a slice of life in this city that hasn’t been seen before. Anyone who’s aware of my work knows I don’t hold back. I’m going to keep it just as real here as I do everywhere else.”

She went to college at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill before getting a law degree from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law. She became a CBS News correspondent in 2014 and then moved to Fox News, appearing on several programs. After exiting Fox News, she was vocal about her treatment at the network, saying in an interview that it had ” a reputation for being bigoted and racist, all for very good reason.”

Now, she hosts Revolt TV’s State of the Culture alongside Joe Budden, Remy Ma, and Brandon ‘Jinx’ Jenkins. She was also recently named thhe host and executive producer for Revolt Black News.

Bravo executive Shari Levine spoke to Variety not too long ago about adding diversity to the non-Black Housewives shows. Garcelle Beauvais joined The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills in its recent season.

“Yes, we are looking to increase the diversity of our shows,” said Levine at the time. “We think it’s appropriate, and it should be done.”


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