Veteran Journalist Sheryl Huggins Salomon Named Communications Director at NYU’s McSilver Institute

Health writer Sheryl Huggins Salomon, who previously served as senior editor-at-large at TheRoot. com and as a contributor at Ebony. com, was recently named communications director and senior research scientist at New York University’s McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research. At, she was responsible for editing the “Tracing Your Roots,” “Amazing Facts,” and “Young, Fabulous and Female” columns.

In her new role at N.Y.U., she oversees external and internal communications and events for an institute focused on research, evidence-based interventions and policies relating to poverty and inequality. 

In addition to her new role, she is also an adjunct lecturer in journalism at York College, principal at Media Adept, and a contributor at Everyday Health.

A member of the Society of Professional Journalists and the New York Association of Black Journalists, Huggins Salomon attended the University of Pennsylvania where she received a bachelor’s degree in history; and Columbia University’s School of Journalism where she received a master of science degree in publishing.