Cheryl Wills is a nationally recognized award-winning journalist for NY1 News - which is on select cable systems throughout the United States. With 25 years experience as a television journalist, she is the author of the acclaimed Die Free: A Heroic Family Tale. Cheryl is also a blogger for The Huffington Post and she also contributes to Essence.com. On March 25, 2011, Cheryl made history as the first journalist to
speak from the iconic stage of the General Assembly Hall of the United Nations for the UN's International Remembrance of the Victims of Slavery and the Transatlantic Atlantic Slave Trade and read from her memoir.
Cheryl is the only journalist in her cable news networks nearly 25 year history to do a one on one interivew with a sitting president: Nobel Laureate Ellen Johnson Sirleaf of Liberia. Cheryl is especially proud to be the Founding Commander of the New York Chapter of the Sons & Daughters of the United States Colored Troops - a national organization based out of Washington, D.C. Cheryl loves teching children about African-American slaves who fought in The Civil War.