According to Eboni K. Williams, there are a few ways to snag a spot in the upper crust circles of New York: "Marrying wealth is one of them, being born into wealth is another, and there’s also rolling up your sleeves and doing the damn thing. That’s what I represent." 

The glamorous lawyer-turned-cable news journalist is making her debut on the Real Housewives of New York this week, joining the likes of Ramona Singer, Luann de Lesseps, and Sonja Morgan as the first Black cast member in the show's 13-year run. She's certainly earned her success from the courtroom to the newsroom and now she's ready to take over the Bravo franchise. 

Ahead of RHONY's new season premiere, click through to learn everything you need to know about its stylish, smart, and savvy new star!

[Photos via Bravo/@ebonikwilliams]