The Real Housewives of New York City is diversifying its cast as the show welcomes its first black housewife, Eboni K. Williams. The casting follows efforts to diversify the Real Housewives shows based in Beverly Hills, Dallas and Salt Lake City.


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Williams is pictured above at the top right of the tweet.

Williams is currently host and executive producer for REVOLT Black News, but was previously a lawyer based in Charlotte, North Carolina. She also worked as a contributor for Fox News, a correspondent for CBS News and a co-host for WABC Radio.

“NYC is filled with successful and dynamic Black women,” Williams said in a statement. “I’m excited to join this legendary franchise as the first Black housewife.”

On Twitter, former Fox coworker Geraldo Rivera expressed excitement for Williams as well.

Twitter excitement for Williams, however, was coupled with anxiety – the Real Housewives series are known for their drama, and fans are worried that that, coupled with the racism on the show, might end badly for newcomer Williams.

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