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Loyola University New Orleans Hosts an Afternoon with Fox News Anchor Eboni Williams, J.D. 07

Loyola press release - October 17, 2017

Williams will address Loyola’s law school and the award-winning School of Mass Communication and hold a book-signing

Award-winning Fox News co-host and radio personality Eboni Williams, J.D. ’07, visits her alma mater, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, next week for a reception and book signing with the College of Law and School of Mass Communication. Williams, who graduated from Loyola law school in May 2007, will speak to students and sign copies of her new book titled Pretty Powerful: Appearance, Substance, and Success.

“At Loyola University New Orleans, we teach our students to thrive as an original, create something meaningful and seek what matters,” said Sonya Duhé, director of Loyola’s award-winning School of Mass Communication. “Eboni K. Williams is a hard-hitting and respected national news anchor who has in a relatively short period of time catapulted her career from social justice lawyer to internationally recognized broadcast journalist. Our students who are just beginning their careers can look to her as someone who has sought her truth and found it.”

According to her professional bio, Eboni K. Williams is an attorney, author, and co-host of Fox News Channel’s “The FOX News Specialists,” which airs weekdays at 5 p.m. EST. She also co-hosts “The Curtis & Eboni Show” on WABC Radio in New York City, from 12 to 3 p.m. EST weekdays.

Prior to her role with FOX News Channel, Eboni served as a CBS News correspondent, HLN contributor and talk radio host for Los Angeles’ KFI AM640, sharpening her broadcast experience while sharing her expertly analyzed views on various culturally relevant topics. She’s also had frequent guest appearances on CNN and the NFL Network.

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.

She began her professional experience in Louisiana in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, where, as a law student, she clerked for the Louisiana Secretary of State and the Louisiana Attorney General’s Office. There, she also worked for various politicians, including New Orleans City Council Members, supporting efforts to rebuild the city of New Orleans.

She went on to specialize in family law and civil litigation, providing legal consult on high-profile divorce, spousal support, and child custody cases. 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.

Williams’ experiences over the years have grown her perspective, allowed many opportunities for lessons learned, and strengthened her personal commitment to informing the public with the facts plainly stated, but her opinion never lost.

Williams received her Bachelor of Arts in Communications and African-American Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a Juris Doctor from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law.

Click here for information on her new book, Pretty Powerful: Appearance, Substance, and Success.