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Cheryl Wills is a highly sought after speaker at colleges, schools and other events both locally, nationally and internationally. She is a regular at The United Nations where she is a highly sought after moderator for high-level meetings. She has also addressed the General Assembly at the United Nations many times and collaborated on events with United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon and Ambassador David Dunn.

She has also moderated many talkbacks on Broadway and has graced the stage herself. She was featured at The Metropolitan Museum of Art for a dramatic presentation of her book which many called a "sensational" performance.

As a busy anchor and correspondent, Cheryl Wills has traveled extensively, covering breaking news events. She has reported from The White House and conducted interviews with a wide range of newsmakers. Some of her headline making interviews including one-on-ones with Maya Angelou, Harry Belafonte and Bill Cosby. She has been a reliable guide through everything from The Terrorist attacks of September 11th, where she reported from ground zero and she has moderated televised discussions about the historic Presidency of Barack Obama. Along the way, Cheryl has picked up awards from The New York Press Club, Newswomen’s Club of NY Front Page Award and AP Awards for her reporting.

She has also received The YMCA National Black Achievers in Industry Award, The Carl T. Rowan Leadership in Media Award and in 2010, McDonald’s honored her as a broadcasting legend and in 2015 McDonald’s again honored her with their first ever “Harold Dow Lifetime Achievement Award” in ‘recognition of extraordinary and unparalleled contributions to broadcast media’. In recognition of her career, she received an Honorary Doctorate from New York College of Health Professions in May of 2005.

As an acclaimed author, Cheryl Wills was the first journalist invited to speak before the General Assembly of The United Nations in March of 2011 about the impact of slavery on her family during the UN’s International Remembrance of Victims of the Transatlantic Slave Trade. Cheryl also takes great pride in being the Founder and Commander of The New York State Chapter of the Sons & Daughters of the United States Colored Troops – a national organization based in Washington D.C. With that platform, she enjoys teaches students of all ages about the contributions of the 200,000 black soldiers who valiantly fought during The Civil War.

During her free time, Cheryl enjoys speaking at schools and colleges to discuss the contributions of African American Slaves who valiantly fought for their freedom during the Civil War. In an exciting PowerPoint Presentation, Cheryl illustrates the heroic acts of her ancestors in a moving and dramatic presentation.

Cheryl is also the author of the new children's book "The Emancipation of Grandpa Sandy Wills".

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Cheryl is available for speaking engagements and book signings:
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Cheryl with UN Secretary General
Ban Ki Moon

Cheryl at The Metropolitan Museum of Art discussing her family legacy at a Black History Month Event

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