Eboni K. Williams has emerged as a powerful media voice in the national conversation where politics, law, justice, and popular culture intersect.
Ms. Williams is an attorney, best-selling author, and television personality. She most recently served as host for a VH1 special titled ‘In Session: Live with Dr. Jess’ in November 2018. She has served as an anchor for Fox News Channel and host on Fox Sports.
She made her literary debut with ‘Pretty Powerful: Appearance, Substance & Success’ in September 2017.
ESSENCE Magazine named Williams one of its ‘Woke 100’ in the April 2018 anniversary edition. She has become a regular guest on the nationally syndicated radio show ‘The Breakfast Club’, breaking down controversial issues such as judicial discretion.
Ms. Williams has made headlines for her on-air roles at Fox News Channel. She previously served as a CBS News correspondent and HLN contributor. She was also a talk radio host for Los Angeles’ KFI AM640, where she sharpened her broadcast skills, while sharing expertly analyzed views on various culturally relevant topics. She’s also had frequent guest appearances on CNN and the NFL Network.
Ms. Williams was accepted to and enrolled in The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill at the age of 16, where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree. Ms. Williams began her professional experience in Louisiana in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. As a law student, she clerked for the Louisiana Secretary of State and the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office. She also worked for various politicians, including New Orleans City Council Members, supporting efforts to rebuild the city of New Orleans.
Ms. Williams received her B.A. in Communications and African-American Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a J.D. from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law. She went on to specialize in family law and civil litigation, providing legal consult on high-profile divorce, spousal support, and child custody cases. Ms. Williams then transitioned into practicing as a public defender, as well as a private defense lawyer in North Carolina and throughout the Greater Los Angeles area. She has represented clients in criminal matters including murders, rapes, high volume drug cases, sex crimes, and federal offenses.
Ms. Williams is a proud and active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. She also serves on the Board of Directors for Safe Horizon, which is the nation’s leading victims assistance organization.