Cheryl Wills is a nationally recognized award-winning journalist for NY1 News - which is on select cable systems throughout the United States. With 20+ 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 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. She spends her free time teaching children about her family's role in The Civil War.