Posted on Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Youdlyn Moreau '13, who graduated with a BA in media and society and music, has landed a summer internship with the "Wendy Williams Show," a daytime television talk show. As a production intern, she will have the opportunity to learn about all aspects of the program.
"I enjoy watching the ‘Wendy Williams Show.' As a production intern, I hope to learn all aspects of the show's production, especially ‘Hot Topics,' a celebrity news segment during the show; ‘Ask Wendy,' a segment where audience members get to ask Wendy for advice; and ‘Hot Talk,' a discussion panel with special guests," she says.
In January, Moreau attended the Colleges' NYC Entertainment and Media Day led by Stephanie Annear, assistant director of the Salisbury Center for Career Services and Professional Development. Among the companies that the group visited was Debmar-Mercury, a leading media company that oversees the "Wendy Williams Show." Moreau received a tour of the studios, and also had the opportunity to meet Wendy Williams.
Soon after, the production staff contacted Moreau about applying for the internship. During spring break, she interviewed for the internship and was hired later that day.
In the summer of 2011, Moreau interned with WBLS 107.5FM, the same radio station that hosted Williams' radio talk show, "The Wendy Williams Experience," until it became a TV show in 2008.
Moreau has honed her communication skills and talk show hosting ability with her radio show, "The Lynda Starr Show: Pop Diva Extraordinaire" on WHWS 105.7FM. She plays music, discusses celebrity news, and interviews guests. Previous visitors to the show include Chris Howard, president of Hampden-Sydney College in Virginia, and John Trasviña, Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Moreau is excited to gain experience working in the television industry. She says, "I aspire to develop skills in many aspects of the music and entertainment industry."
Moreau is a media and society, and music double major. She is from Brooklyn, N.Y., and studied abroad in London in the spring of 2012. Recently she participated in the Senior Symposium with a contribution titled, "Music, Words, and Emotions."
On campus she has been involved with the Concert Advisory Committee and Hai Timiai, which is the senior honor society for William Smith, and she is a former member of the Colleges' Chorale.
With interests in broadcast media, music blogging, songwriting, and singing, Moreau says she's also passionate about the music industry.
"I am determined to let my passion for music and media allow me to achieve my biggest successes in the music industry," Moreau says.