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 attended Wesleyan University and 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. After an audition, she was offered the co-host position on the Cipha Sounds Effect morning show followed by the opportunity to create her own morning show: 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 a 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 and after only two years became a nationally syndicated show. The show has been the number one radio program in “The Source” Power 30 issue for 5 years in a row, the New York State Broadcasters Association awarded “The Breakfast Club” with the 2014 OUTSTANDING ON-AIR BROADCAST PERSONALITY OR TEAM award, and in 2017 the Breakfast Club was awarded the iHeartRadio Urban Personality of the Year Award.
Currently the show is syndicated in over 100 markets weekday mornings and on the weekends. 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 in 2019 she organized the first nationwide tour for “Lip Service Live” with Live Nation. Yee has received a WEEN Mission Award, the “Shirley Chisholm Woman of Distinction” Award, the Vice-Chancellor’s Achievement Award for the American Foundation for the University of the West Indies (AFUWI), a Gracie Award for National Radio Host/Personality, a Spirit of Detroit Award, and was awarded her own day in NYC by Mayor Bill DeBlasio.
In 2016, Angela Yee partnered with Styles P from legendary hip-hop group “The Lox” to open a juice bar, “Juices For Life BK,” in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn. She has also created “Angela Yee’s Book Club to encourage her followers to read more and support authors with a story to tell. The book club has hosted authors like DJ Beverly Bond (creator of Black Girl’s Rock), Carl Weber, D. Watkins, Marc Lamont Hill, Cecile Richards, Phoebe Robinson, and many others. She appeared as herself on 3 episodes of the hit Fox television series “Empire,” and hosted a 4-season limited run of State Farm’s “Colorfull Lives” podcast.
Her dedication to health, nutrition, education, and community is reflected in her positions as the first ever Ambassador for the New York Public Library (NYPL), the first ever Global Ambassador for Diversity, Inclusion, and Community Engagement for Brooklyn Sports and Entertainment (BSE), a board member for AFUWI, and a board member for Nile Rodgers’ We Are Family Foundation.