Angela Yee has announced that she will be leaving “The Breakfast Club” to pursue her own show with iHeartRadio called “Way Up with Angela Yee”.
After tweeting on Tuesday that “the breakfast club as you know it is officially over,” the radio host announced her departure the following day.
“It’s really exciting, but it’s something I’ve wanted to do for years now, way before the pandemic hit,” she told co-hosts Charlamagne tha God and DJ Envy on air.
“I actually sat down with our big boss and was like, ‘Listen, I really want my own show,'” she added.
Yee, who has been on the show for 12 years, further explained that she wanted to go solo again after hosting “The Morning After with Angela Yee” on Sirius Satellite Radio in 2008.
“Years later they approached me, they sat down with me, and they said they wanted to give me my own show,” she shared. “But I’m going to leave ‘The Breakfast Club’ and it will be a different iteration.”
Yee, who also has her own podcast called “Lip Service,” said her new gig will be a nationally broadcast daily show.
“It’s really exciting, honestly, I can’t believe it. I know it took a long time for this to happen, so I want to thank everyone who made this possible,” she added.
“It’s a tremendous opportunity, I’m extremely grateful, I feel extremely lucky to be able to get something really monumental here.”
Yee, 46, noted that she wouldn’t be leaving “The Breakfast Club” immediately as they have yet to find someone to replace her. According to TMZ, she will have a hand in the process.
Following the news, Charlamagne tha God and DJ Envy both congratulated Yee before telling listeners that “The Breakfast Club” was going nowhere. Although there is no set date, Yee’s new show is set to air in the fall.