ADVISORY, Aug. 24, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
Talk show host Wendy Williams will visit the NASDAQ MarketSite in New York City's Times Square to celebrate the launch of her second season of The Wendy Williams Show.
In honor of the occasion, Wendy Williams will preside over the NASDAQ Opening Bell.
NASDAQ MarketSite – 4 Times Square – 43rd & Broadway – Broadcast Studio
Wednesday, August 25th, 2010 at 9:20 a.m. to 9:35 a.m. ET
Jolene Libretto (646) 441-5220
The Opening Bell is available from 9:20 a.m. to 9:35 a.m. on Galaxy 19 C/15, downlink frequency 4000 vertical. The feed can also be found on Ascent fiber 1623. If you have any questions, please contact Jolene Libretto at (646) 441-5220.
An audio transmission of the Opening Bell is also available from 9:20 a.m. to 9:35 a.m. on uplink IA6 C band / transponder 24, downlink frequency 4180 horizontal. The feed can be found on Ascent fiber 1623 as well.
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About Wendy Williams:
Called a "breakthrough in daytime," by The New York Times, Wendy Williams burst onto the national talk show scene in July 2009 with the launch of her daily, syndicated program, "The Wendy Williams Show." A mother, wife and best-selling author, Williams' built a devoted cult following from her years as one of radio's most popular personalities, winning over legions of fans who couldn't wait to see the host make her television debut. Touted by People Magazine as one of the "best shows of 2009″, the critically-acclaimed series now has the distinction of being "must-see TV" and is set for its second season debut on September 6, 2010.
Williams, who was recently inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame (only the second African American woman to be honored by the organization), parted ways with her top rated radio show The Wendy Williams Experience at the end of July. The program, which aired on WBLS in New York, was home to over 12 million listeners nationwide.
She is the author of two New York Times best sellers, Wendy's Got The Heat by Simon & Schuster and The Wendy Williams Experience by Dutton Books, as well as several novels. Her latest book, Ritz Harper Goes to Hollywood (Karen Hunter Publishing / Pocket Books; $15.00), the third installment in her series of Ritz Harper novels, hit shelves in May 2009.
Her previous television work included a VH1 series entitled "Wendy Williams is on Fire."
Williams grew up in Ocean Township, New Jersey and currently lives in Northern New Jersey with her husband Kevin Hunter and their 9-year-old son, Kevin, Jr. Williams attended Northeastern University in Boston, MA, earning a Bachelor's Degree in communications with a minor in journalism.
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