Cheryl Wills

TV talk show host

Emmy winning news anchor

Keynote Speaker



Cheryl Wills is a veteran anchor for Spectrum News NYl-she joined the cable network during its launch in 1992. She is the primetime anchor for NY1 Live at Ten and she’s also the host of the public affairs talk show In Focus with Cheryl Wills. In 2018, Cheryl became the first African-American reporter in NY1’s history to win an Emmy Award.

The award-winning journalist is the author of three books about her great-great-great grandfather Sandy Wills who fought in The Civil War: "Die Free: A Heroic Family Tale”, an illustrated children's book "The Emancipation of Grandpa Sandy Wills" and a YA book "Emancipated: My Family's Fight/or Freedom."

No one wants to be forgotten. To honor the past is the honor a piece of yourself. And it is too late to blueprint for the future. Our ancestors are alive in our dna! We inherited more than their eye color hair color and skin color we also inherited their strength. Tap in to that strength in your career. You’ll be amazed at how they will direct your path!

  • Juneteenth: The Descendant of a Civil War Soldier explains why Juneteenth Matters with a riveting PowerPoint presentation.
  • Genealogy: How uncovering one's past - empowers your future
  • Career Empowerment: How to carve your own path in industry
  • She Leads: Winning Formulas for Women of Color to Win

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