Sheryl Huggins Salomon is Chief Communications Officer at the McSilver Institute, where she oversees internal and external communications, events and policy initiative promotion.
Prior to her current role, she was the institute’s Director of Communications. Before joining the McSilver Institute in 2018, Huggins Salomon was the Principal of Media Adept, a communications consultancy through which she served as Communications Lead for the National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS, among other roles in the non-profit and corporate sectors. Also, she has been Editorial Director of NewsOne.com; Managing Editor of The Root; Managing Editor of Black Voices (at AOL); and held prior roles in digital and traditional news media at the Washington Post Company, Time Inc., Dow Jones Newswires, and other outlets. She is the advisory board chair for City & State New York; a Contributing Writer for Everyday Health and other health publications; and a board member for The Deadline Club – SPJ NY and the Online News Association – NY Chapter. She was an Adjunct Lecturer for journalism at York College – The City University of New York.
Huggins Salomon holds a BA degree from the University of Pennsylvania and an MS degree from Columbia Journalism School.