Sheryl’s business content and programming background

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Sheryl Huggins Salomon is a seasoned director of media outlets and content ventures, having held lead positions at The Root (managing editor); NewsOne (editorial director); AOL Black Voices (managing editor); and NiaOnline (vice president and editor-in-chief), among other publications.

Sheryl is also an experienced business journalist, content creator and event programmer, at outlets such as Fortune’s Small Business Brand online, Dow Jones, The Root, NiaOnline and Black Enterprise.

BUSINESS JOURNALISM

A sampling of business profiles and service articles that she has written over the years follows:

Sheryl’s business journalism background also includes work for Dow Jones, where she was a copyreader focused on financial news headlines and summaries.

SPONSORED AND BRANDED CONTENT

In addition to her newsroom responsibilities at AOL, NewsOne.com and TheRoot.com, Sheryl managed the creation of multimedia sponsored business and money content.

For instance, at NewsOne.com she managed the creation of a series of articles and videos aimed at an urban audience for a financial company sponsor. Among the videos she assigned, edited, produced (and did off-camera interviews for) were: “How To Make Your Credit Score ‘Jump Like Jordan’,” “How Can I Pay Off Student Loans on a Budget?,” and “How Can I Save For Retirement When I Have Other Bills,” shown below:

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The package, to which Sheryl assigned writer Lynette Holloway, also included articles such as “5 Things To Know Before Asking For A Bank Loan.”

EVENT PROGRAMMING

Sheryl’s experience managing and programming live events about business topics began when she was a special projects manager in Fortune magazine’s conference division. There she contributed to the success of the 1997 Fortune 500 CEO and CIO Forums. Later, she programmed panels, armchair interviews and town hall discussions for the Nia Enterprises Leadership Summit Series (2002-2005) in conjunction with the Kellogg School of Management. Among the achievers given a platform through her work at Nia Enterprises were network CEOs Debra Lee (BET) and Pamela Thomas Graham; finance industry leaders Mellody Hobson (Ariel Investments) and Pat Winans (Magna Securities); and company founder Lisa Price (Carol’s Daughter).

BOOK PUBLISHING AND TELEVISION

Additionally, Sheryl has been:

  • Co-editor of the Nia Guide series of self-help books (Agate Publishing) that included titles on career success and work-life balance
  • A developer of Season 1 of The Root Live webcast on business and money hosted by Harriette Cole, with guests including Mellody Hobson (president of Ariel Investments and chair of Dreamworks Animation); Portia Wu (special assistant to President Obama on labor and workforce issues); and Marc Morial (president of the National Urban League).

Her detailed resume is on LinkedIn.

Learn more about Sheryl here.

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