Eboni K. Williams is joining The Real Housewives of New York City, becoming the first Black cast member on the show after 12 seasons.
“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 on the Bravo website. “Can’t wait to share a slice of life in this city that hasn’t been seen before.”
The former Fox News host will make her debut on the series in season 13. Real Housewives executive producer Andy Cohen congratulated her Thursday on Twitter.
“Welcome to #RNONY,” Cohen tweeted. “I’m so excited.”
Williams left Fox News at the end of 2018, after serving as a contributor, legal analyst and co-host of the short-lived Fox News Specialists.
In an interview with the website Her Agenda last year, she said she initially joined Fox News to bring “an educated Black voice” to the right-leaning channel. But, it didn’t work out.
“I walked in there to represent. I didn’t go in there just to be a contrarian,” she said. “I went in there to represent my truth and be productive because that’s the point, right? To advance the ball as it relates to the ability of their audience to better understand the humanity of Black America. That was my goal. It was a huge goal, and probably overly ambitious.”