New York Daily News


Jewish groups give King award to NY1’s Wills


BIG THINGS are happening for veteran NY1 anchor Cheryl Wills.

The writer and reporter was honored with the Martin Luther King Jr. Award at the Israeli Consulate on Thursday night.

Just a day earlier, Wills revealed that she will be hosting a new show called “In Focus with Cheryl Wills” starting Sunday.

Wills’ achievemen­ts are beyond what her ancestors ever could have dreamed.

“I am the great-great-greatgrand­daughter of a slave who fought for the Union in the Civil War,” Wills told the Daily News after receiving her award from the Jewish Community Relations Council in New York and Jewish National Fund.

“Cheryl Wills has served an educator to an entire nation,” said Israeli Consul General Dani Dayan. “She wrote a biography of her ancestral war hero Sandy Wills,” he

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