“How you doin’?,” is the catchy phrase that Wendy Williams opens her show with and receives cheers and the same reply from her audience or ‘co-host’ as she would call them!

“I am a woman from New Jersey who happens to have a talk show,”  Williams tells The Hollywood Reporter!

The top men and women in media gathered last Wednesday at a party in their honor for the 35 Most Powerful People in Media; talk show host Wendy Williams was among the honorees!  The Hollywood Reporter’s second annual Power List honors the anchors, executives, late-night impresarios and media moguls who drive the news cycle, influence the entertainment industry, take us into the lives of the famous (and infamous) and keep us connected to our world.

The Wendy Williams show was renewed on Fox-owned stations through 2014 after being top-rated in its slot among its core demo of women 25-to-54 in New York and a handful of other large markets, Williams started 2012 on top of her game, hitting record ratings for the week ending Jan. 15.

In the Hollywood Reporter, Williams discusses her show ideas, her brand, her family, her accessory line on QVC and her impact on Hollywood.  Kudos to Wendy!