Cheryl Ross is a national award-winning journalist, book editor, and past president of a nonprofit media group. She has written about fascinating personalities, the arts, politics, and education for the St. Petersburg Times, the Chicago Reader, The Virginian-Pilot, and WHRO television’s American Graduate Project. Additionally, Cheryl has edited more than 150 published books.

As president of the Hampton Roads Black Media Professionals (HRBMP), Cheryl led the organization to become sole runner-up for the National Association of Black Journalists’ Chapter of the Year Award in 2012. Under her leadership, the HRBMP established new scholarship programs, town halls, partnerships with nonprofits, a first-ever middle- and high-school journalism workshop, and a first-ever Hall of Fame ceremony, designed as a fundraiser to celebrate the HRBMP’s 30th anniversary. Cheryl secured Byron Pitts, ABC News chief national correspondent and Nightline co-anchor, to emcee the inaugural program. She and Pitts co-hosted the event.

Cheryl holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in journalism from Northwestern University.


The Treason of Mary Louvestre author My Haley, Cheryl Ross, and Haley’s business manager, Arsenia Walker, on the campus of William & Mary during My Haley’s Treason publicity tour. Cheryl scheduled the tour.


Cheryl Ross and Byron Pitts, ABC News chief national correspondent and Nightline co-anchor, co-host the Hampton Roads Black Media Professionals’ Hall of Fame event.


Cheryl Ross teams up with New York Times bestselling author Omar Tyree to promote his thriller series, The Traveler.