Wendy Williams Reportedly Eyeing $100 Million Podcast Deal

Published: Thursday 12th May 2022 by Sam

Is Wendy Williams on the cusp of a comeback?

According to a new report, the media maven’s return to the spotlight may indeed be on the horizon – with both a twist and a high price tag.

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As widely reported, Willaims’ daytime talk show is set to end next month after her prolonged absence no longer made its continuation viable. Guest host Sherri Shephard has nabbed a series of her own – helmed by largely the same team – that will debut in the Fall.

Now, it appears the star is plotting a comeback that will bring her to the booming digital sphere.

Citing sources allegedly close to developments, The Sun shared that the 57-year is at the center of a bidding war for a major podcast.

It’s claimed that there are big-money deals on the table from both Spotify and iHeart Media. 

Per the report, Williams knows her worth and is not holding back. A source said:

“She sees Joe Rogan has a $100million podcast deal, and now she wants that kind of money.” 

Word is that there is some concern about the oft-uncertain nature of Williams’ health, conduct, and life at large.:

“The people at iHeart don’t like controversy, so the best place for her is Spotify. They like the wild cards, but even at Spotify they don’t give you the money unless you prove yourself first, and Wendy wants money upfront.” 

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Time will tell how it all plays out.

But it’s easy to see why a ‘Wendy’ podcast – even at the ideation stage – has such magnetic appeal.

She made her name as one of the most cutting-edge voices on the radio and went on to dominate the television landscape with a refined yet still thoroughly entertaining approach that was still uniquely…her.

A podcast, in many ways, would represent a full circle moment – serving up something familiar while also positioning Wendy in the thick of the contemporary climate. All the while allowing for more of the edginess she was originally renowned for.

So, while she’s teased the notion of a TV comeback (which sources say isn’t actually plausible), we’re much more intrigued about this possible podcast.

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  1. CANDY May 12, 2022

    Yessss!!! I miss radio Wendy. Her podcast will have better ratings than Sherri Shepherds little show ☕️

  2. marilyn monh-O-E ® 👠(#1 DIVA) May 12, 2022

    Die b I t c h! 💅🏾

    • marilyn monh-O-E ® 👠(#1 DIVA) May 12, 2022

      Fake Marylin kill yourself already before the A l D S do. We love Wendy here on tgj ladyboy and she ain’t going anywhere just like how I’m not going anywhere. Get use to it ! 💅🏻

      • Rachelle I Moore May 13, 2022

        Wendy is well loved with over a million viewers I can’t wait til she comes back we love you Wendy. I agree Wendy’s here to stay

  3. JustSaying May 12, 2022

    This was something she should have done a long time ago. TV is a dying medium, and Wendy’s history on radio makes a podcast a no-brainer.

    Get money, Wendy!!!

    • Anne May 12, 2022

      Since there are still lots of 60s, 70s, 80s, and even early 90s babies on Earth, TV ain’t going anywhere anytime soon. I guess I’m old school (or just plain old) but this sounds to me like something you do when you can’t get on TV.

      • Caro May 12, 2022

        JusSaying didn’t lie. TV is dying. Just look at ratings. Streaming and podcasts are where its at. Daytime TV like talk shows is especially struggling.

      • J May 12, 2022

        Millennials killed cable in general. Just look at all ratings. We all don’t watch TV like X and Boomers

    • Rachelle I Moore May 13, 2022

      So very true from the mid west to the west coast we got your back Wendy. She needs to do a late night show too she’s the news not the show . I mean she’s so beautiful and strong look how many blows she tooken even her son and husband turned on her but she’s still standing.

  4. Holliewuudd May 12, 2022

    I think this is an outstanding idea. Plus, Wendy won’t need to deal with the demanding shooting schedule of live TV. She can work at her own leisure around her schedule which makes it a good medium to help manage her health.

  5. HOW U DOIN TEAAA May 12, 2022

    That’s fine miss Wendy! Take 50 now and the other half later there is money to be made honeeyyyyyyy….. HOW U DOIN 😉

  6. J May 12, 2022

    Damn WENDY! Wherever she ends up I’ll be there lol

  7. AJ May 12, 2022

    This is a major comeback . I’m sure this is way more than what tv was paying and she could do the show on her own terms

  8. Your Name May 12, 2022

    Her show had a good run but a Wendy podcast would be lit 🔥

  9. Jackie bank May 12, 2022

    Well I saw her just now on a interview with fat joe and had to pray for her let’s keep at at that. Now I put the puzzle pieces together. She may not be feeling too well right now. If anyone sees Wendy with fat joe they can see. I am praying for her right now.

  10. Debra Rucker-Randall May 12, 2022

    Don’t do it

  11. Carolyn Yarbrough May 13, 2022

    I really like Wendy and I watched her everyday but she is not dependable. You never know if she will show up. I can understand why they let her go at her Wendy show.

    • Ya me May 13, 2022

      O please , Wendy off days was less then u probably held a job.. 30 years she showed up for work and Last 1 1/2 she battles with sickness , now she undependable. Lol Get lost.. Queen Wendy and Still Queen of Daylight, even without her presence..

  12. Rachelle I Moore May 13, 2022

    Wendy is well loved with over a million viewers I can’t wait til she comes back we love you Wendy.

  13. JuneBug May 14, 2022

    I love Wendy. She knows the game. They need to give her her worth. No matter what she does, she’s the queen of media, radio, television and now the new media-podcast. I will be watching, listening Wendy. Go Wendy!!

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