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Dyana Williams

Award-winning broadcast journalist, authority on African-American music and culture with over thirty years of experience in the entertainment business.

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Dyana Williams Biography

Dyana Williams’ career exceeds limitation. Whether showcasing her talents in broadcasting, print journalism, community activism, television producing, media coaching or lecturing, she’s remained a constant force in the entertainment industry for over three decades.

Currently, Williams hosts “Soulful Sunday,” a weekly show broadcast via the Radio One adult contemporary station, WRNB-FM, which won the “Achievement in Radio Award” for Best Weekend Show in Philadelphia for 2006. Each Sunday, from 10 am to 3 pm, she can be found at 100.3 on the FM dial, deftly weaving the musical history born from her adopted hometown Philadelphia, along with other classic music ranging from Aretha Franklin, The Temptations, Teddy Pendergrass and every R&B artist in between.

Affectionately named "The Ambassador of African-American Music" by American Express’ Departures magazine, the Harlem native began her career at WHUR-FM in the Nation’s Capitol and later, journeyed back home to New York to the top-rated station, WBLS-FM. After making history as the first African-American woman to join an on-air team in rock radio at WRQX-FM, she landed her first on-camera position as an entertainment reporter on “PM Magazine,” which aired on Washington, D.C.’s CBS affiliate, WUSA.

Williams made Philadelphia her home in 1980 when she accepted a coveted on-air position with WDAS-FM. Along with organizing the station’s community-based activities; she moonlighted as a News and Entertainment Reporter for BET as well as a Music Consultant for VH1’s “The Soul of VH1.” After co-founding the International Association of African-American Music (IAAAM) in 1991, she furthered her commitment to her community by rallying alongside Congressman Chaka Fattah to pass House Concurrent Bill 509, which she co-authored as a means to give credence to the contributions of African-American music as a viable cultural and economic entity.

Continuing her passion for television, Dyana has also delved into the realm of documentary film with “Message in the Music: Gamble & Huff’s Sound of Philadelphia,” a project she’s producing with noted writer/director, Nelson George. Williams has appeared as a commentator on TV One's successful music series, Unsung. Williams also served as the co-executive producer for the NAACP Image Award winning season opener on Teddy Pendergrass.

Dyana was spotlighted on CNN Headline News as one of the top African-American leaders in the country and has also appeared on PBS, MTV and The Tom Joyner Morning Show. Williams frequently lectures at major college and university campuses throughout the United States. Among them, she has spoken at such illustrious institutions as Howard, Hampton, the University of Pennsylvania, and Duke University. In June of 2007, she was acknowledged by President George W. Bush, for her outstanding work as a music activist and cultural advocate, at a special White House Black Music Month reception. Over the fifteen years, Williams has expanded her portfolio as a celebrity strategist/media coach to the likes of Justin Beiber, T.I., Chris Brown, Rihanna, Usher, superstar model/actress, Selita Ebanks, members of The Dave Matthews Band, three American Idols, one Housewife of Atlanta, and many others who benefit from her “Influence System.”

Dyana is a certified PADI scuba diver and avid art collector. She splits her time between her home in the Philadelphia area and her sanctuary in the Treme neighborhood of New Orleans.Ever mindful of the importance of family, Williams is most proud of her role as mother to her three children from her former union with acclaimed producer and songwriter, Kenny Gamble – Caliph, Salahdeen, and Princess Idia.

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    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Dyana Williams for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Dyana Williams for your next private or corporate function.
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Award-winning broadcast journalist, authority on African-American music and culture with over thirty years of experience in the entertainment business.

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Dyana Williams Biography

Dyana Williams’ career exceeds limitation. Whether showcasing her talents in broadcasting, print journalism, community activism, television producing, media coaching or lecturing, she’s remained a constant force in the entertainment industry for over three decades.

Currently, Williams hosts “Soulful Sunday,” a weekly show broadcast via the Radio One adult contemporary station, WRNB-FM, which won the “Achievement in Radio Award” for Best Weekend Show in Philadelphia for 2006. Each Sunday, from 10 am to 3 pm, she can be found at 100.3 on the FM dial, deftly weaving the musical history born from her adopted hometown Philadelphia, along with other classic music ranging from Aretha Franklin, The Temptations, Teddy Pendergrass and every R&B artist in between.

Affectionately named "The Ambassador of African-American Music" by American Express’ Departures magazine, the Harlem native began her career at WHUR-FM in the Nation’s Capitol and later, journeyed back home to New York to the top-rated station, WBLS-FM. After making history as the first African-American woman to join an on-air team in rock radio at WRQX-FM, she landed her first on-camera position as an entertainment reporter on “PM Magazine,” which aired on Washington, D.C.’s CBS affiliate, WUSA.

Williams made Philadelphia her home in 1980 when she accepted a coveted on-air position with WDAS-FM. Along with organizing the station’s community-based activities; she moonlighted as a News and Entertainment Reporter for BET as well as a Music Consultant for VH1’s “The Soul of VH1.” After co-founding the International Association of African-American Music (IAAAM) in 1991, she furthered her commitment to her community by rallying alongside Congressman Chaka Fattah to pass House Concurrent Bill 509, which she co-authored as a means to give credence to the contributions of African-American music as a viable cultural and economic entity.

Continuing her passion for television, Dyana has also delved into the realm of documentary film with “Message in the Music: Gamble & Huff’s Sound of Philadelphia,” a project she’s producing with noted writer/director, Nelson George. Williams has appeared as a commentator on TV One's successful music series, Unsung. Williams also served as the co-executive producer for the NAACP Image Award winning season opener on Teddy Pendergrass.

Dyana was spotlighted on CNN Headline News as one of the top African-American leaders in the country and has also appeared on PBS, MTV and The Tom Joyner Morning Show. Williams frequently lectures at major college and university campuses throughout the United States. Among them, she has spoken at such illustrious institutions as Howard, Hampton, the University of Pennsylvania, and Duke University. In June of 2007, she was acknowledged by President George W. Bush, for her outstanding work as a music activist and cultural advocate, at a special White House Black Music Month reception. Over the fifteen years, Williams has expanded her portfolio as a celebrity strategist/media coach to the likes of Justin Beiber, T.I., Chris Brown, Rihanna, Usher, superstar model/actress, Selita Ebanks, members of The Dave Matthews Band, three American Idols, one Housewife of Atlanta, and many others who benefit from her “Influence System.”

Dyana is a certified PADI scuba diver and avid art collector. She splits her time between her home in the Philadelphia area and her sanctuary in the Treme neighborhood of New Orleans.Ever mindful of the importance of family, Williams is most proud of her role as mother to her three children from her former union with acclaimed producer and songwriter, Kenny Gamble – Caliph, Salahdeen, and Princess Idia.

Dyana Williams Videos

  • Dyana Williams on Black Music Month
  • Dyana Williams Reel
  • Philly 360° Legacy: Dyana Williams on Black Music Month - YouTube

FAQs on booking Dyana Williams

  • How to book Dyana Williams?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Dyana Williams for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Dyana Williams, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Dyana Williams or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Dyana Williams?

    Booking fees for Dyana Williams, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Dyana Williams, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Dyana Williams?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Dyana Williams for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Dyana Williams for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Dyana Williams or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Dyana Williams or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Dyana Williams is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Dyana Williams for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Dyana Williams generally travels from New Orleans, LA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Montel Williams, John Legend, Liz Nead, Kevin Powell and James McBride. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Dyana Williams for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Dyana Williams Speaker Videos

  • Dyana Williams on Black Music Month
    Dyana Williams Reel
  • Philly 360° Legacy: Dyana Williams on Black Music Month - YouTube

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent, and wish to request removal from this catalog or report an issue with your profile, please click here.

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