Angela Yee was born and raised in Brooklyn, where she spent the majority of her free time writing short, fictional stories and reading every novel she could get her hands on. When Angela graduated from Poly Prep in Brooklyn, she headed to Wesleyan University, where she graduated with a BA in English.
After college, she utilized the relationships she secured through various internships at MTV, TVT Records and Wu-Tang Management to become assistant to the CEO of Wu-Tang Corporation. Angela gained valuable experience dealing with multiple labels, artists, lawyers, accountants, and organizing special events.
Angela realized she had a knack for marketing, and spent the next five years working with internet startups, Nile Rodgers' "Sumthing Else" distribution label, and clothing brands, including the launch of Eminem's line Shady Limited. Yee decided her ideal position would be merging her love of marketing with her love of music, and consequently her industry relationships and stellar work reputation led her to Sirius XM Satellite Radio. While looking for job opportunities online, she saw the company was hiring in their marketing department and immediately called Paul Rosenberg, CEO of Shady Records. She knew they were launching Shade 45 at Sirius and he would be able to at least get her an interview.
When Angela spoke to Paul, he asked if she would be interested in an on-air position available on the morning show. Of course, she jumped at the opportunity, and although it was only an audition she was offered the co-host position on the morning show after establishing her niche in a memorable interview with Jay-Z. Soon enough, Angela took over the morning show as the main host and created "The Morning After with Angela Yee."
Angela continued to grind tirelessly at Shade 45, providing a platform for unsigned artists with her segment "Don't Quit Your Day Job," where artists like Drake, Machine Gun Kelly, and Big Krit were showcased before signing to major labels. She conducted standout interviews with Eminem, Nicki Minaj, Chris Rock, Birdman, 50 Cent, TI, and Wiz Khalifa among many others. Her talent and work ethic did not go unnoticed and several radio stations in different markets began contacting Angela Yee. After six years at Sirius XM, she decided to take a risk and accept a position at the station that was the underdog in radio's number one market: New York City's Power 105.1.
The Breakfast Club was formed in December 2010 with DJ Envy, Angela Yee, and Charlamagne. The three personalities each brought something different to the table: DJ Envy was well-known for his music knowledge and club popularity, Angela Yee was known for her inquisitive interviews that probed deeper than the public's knowledge and her quick wit, and Charlamagne was known for his harsh, yet honest critique of the culture. The Breakfast Club hit their stride and after only two years became a nationally syndicated show. For the past four years, the show has been the number one radio program in "The Source" Power 30 issue, and in 2014 the New York State Broadcasters Association awarded "The Breakfast Club" with the 2014 OUTSTANDING ON-AIR BROADCAST PERSONALITY OR TEAM award. This year, the Breakfast Club was awarded the 2017 iHeartRadio Urban Personality of the Year Award.
Currently the show is syndicated in over 50 markets weekday mornings and over 70 markets on the weekend, where listeners can hear Angela Yee's Rumor Report, her advice segment "Ask Yee," and current events with "Front Page News." True to her personality, Angela has also continued to expand her brand with her popular podcast "Angela Yee's Lip Service" and freelance writing with Vibe Magazine, YRB Magazine, and her website www.teamyee.tv. She has received a WEEN Mission Award, the "Shirley Chisholm Woman of Distinction" Award, and donates her time and efforts to speaking at schools and on educational panels, working with Coats for Kids, Dress for Success, hosting the 20th Annual Awards Gala for the American Foundation for the University of the West Indies, The Makeover Your MS Foundation, Children Making Strides Against Pediatric Cancer, and other charitable organizations.
Most recently, Yee has partnered with Styles P from legendary hip-hop group "The Lox" and DJ Envy to open a juice bar, "Juices For Life BK," in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. She has also created "Angela Yee's Book Club" in conjunction with Atria Books/Simon and Schuster to encourage her followers to read more and support authors with a story to tell. She has also appeared as herself on two episodes of the hit Fox television series "Empire," and hosted the limited run of State Farm's "Colorfull Lives" podcast.
"I'm grateful to have dedicated over two decades to building a solid foundation where people are confident that I can handle anything that I tackle. Now I can spend more time on developing what I'm passionate about, which is spreading awareness about healthier living and financial security to people in my community in particular."