NYU McSilver Institute Announces Appointment of Veteran Journalist Sheryl Huggins Salomon as Communications Director

Portrait of Sheryl Huggins Salomon

Contact: Sheryl Huggins Salomon, mcsilver.comms@nyu.edu

New York City — The McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research at New York University has announced the appointment of veteran journalist and media professional Sheryl Huggins Salomon as its communications director.

“The national conversation around poverty and its root causes remains an urgent one, particularly as policies are enacted that reinforce income inequality and fail to address the role of structural racism in generational poverty,” says Dr. Michael A. Lindsey, executive director of the McSilver Institute. “Sheryl’s appointment will help to elevate the work of McSilver’s scholars and researchers toward solutions and policies based on solid research and community engagement.”

“McSilver is a treasure trove of expertise about poverty and solutions that change lives for the better,” says Huggins Salomon. “I look forward to working with the team at McSilver and connecting with members of the media, policy makers and all who care about eradicating disparities in income and well-being.”

Prior to joining the McSilver Institute, Huggins Salomon was principal of Media Adept, a communications consultancy; editorial director of NewsOne.com; managing editor of The Root; managing editor of Black Voices (AOL); and held leadership roles at other outlets. She is a contributor to Everyday Health and an adjunct lecturer for journalism at York College of The City University of New York. Sheryl was co-editor of The Nia Guide for Black Women series of self-improvement books about career success, work-life balance, and healthy living (Agate Publishing, 2004–2005). She holds a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.S. from Columbia Journalism School.

The McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research is committed to creating new knowledge about the root causes of poverty, developing evidence-based interventions to address its consequences, and rapidly translating research findings into action through policy and best practices. Each year it holds the McSilver Awards, recognizing five extraordinary leaders transforming systems to tackle structural poverty and oppression. Learn more at mcsilver.nyu.edu or sign up for email updates.