Oprah Winfrey will soon be stepping down from her throne as the current Queen of Daytime Talk, and it seems NeNe Leakes might be in a position to take the crown.
NeNe has been in talks with several producers and might even relocate to Miami to host her own daytime talk show, RadarOnline.com reports.
“NeNe is actively shopping herself around and she wants her own chat show and if that does not happen, she would like her own reality show instead,” a source told RadarOnline.
After season 3 of “RHOA,” there were rumors that NeNe would not return to the series. Her multiple confrontations with co-stars Dwight Eubanks, Kandi Burruss and especially Kim Zolciak were seemingly taking a toll on NeNe.
Although some may question whether NeNe has the warmth of other successful female talk-show hosts, she doesn’t seem to have those doubts.
“She thinks she has what it takes to be the next Oprah or Wendy Williams,” the source said. “With Oprah’s show coming off the air soon, she believes the time is right for a new Black female talk show host.”
The “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star has had some experience interviewing celebs. As seen on the Bravo reality show, she interviewed Atlanta stars, such as producer Jermaine Dupri, for a show on a local TV station.
NeNe, who is reportedly in the middle of a divorce, isn’t just looking to TV ventures to support herself. She’s also diving into the world of fashion.
“NeNe really wants to brand herself with her own clothing, makeup and hair products lines, and she is confident she can pull it off,” the source said.
-Tracy L. Scott