The BlackUSA.News Morning Show: Texas Metro News Publisher Cheryl Smith
When people talk about Cheryl Smith, they describe a woman who is passionate, committed and no-nonsense. You may remember her as a long-time talk show host on Soul 73 KKDA.
In addition to being the editor-publisher of I Messenger Media, the umbrella organization for Texas Metro News, Garland Journal and I Messenger, Cheryl has an extensive career across media platforms and as a journalism professor.
An award-winning journalist, Cheryl is the Secretary of the National Association of Black Journalists and president of the Dallas-Fort Worth Association of Black Journalists. She’s the former president of the Dallas-Fort Worth Florida A&M University (FAMU) National Alumni Association and the Dallas Metroplex Council of Black Alumni Associations.
A graduate of FAMU with a degree in Journalism, Cheryl received her masters degree in Human Relations and Business. She has worked for several publications and she also served as executive aide to Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price.
Cheryl’s Don’t Believe the Hype Celebrity Bowl-a-thon, has raised thousands in scholarships and grants for area youth, as well as established a healthy living expo that services thousands annually; providing health screenings, seminars and programming.
She’s the recipient of numerous awards for journalistic excellence, leadership and community service
A Golden Life Member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and a life member of the FAMU Alumni Association, Cheryl is the mother to her nephew and three nieces: Andre, Alayna, Annya and Ayanna; who have blessed her with several brilliant grandchildren!
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