Sheryl Huggins Salomon

Sheryl Huggins Salomon

Health Journalist


Metabolic Health, Skin Conditions, BIPOC Health Trends


Columbia Journalism School, The University of Pennsylvania


I've spent my career arming people with information to improve their well-being and prospects in life. 

— Sheryl Huggins Salomon


Sheryl Huggins Salomon reports and writes about a variety of health and wellness topics, specializing in coverage relating to metabolic health, skin conditions, other diseases, fitness, and BIPOC health trends.

Prior to her career as a health journalist, Sheryl was managing editor of The Root (during its years at The Washington Post Co.), editorial director of, managing editor of AOL Black Voices, and the publisher of Shade Magazine. She was also co-editor of The Nia Guide series of women’s self-help books (2004–2005, Agate Publishing) that included Choosing Health and Wellness. Her passions include running, fitness and healthy living. 


Sheryl has an MS degree in journalism from Columbia Journalism School, Columbia University, where she received the Cowan Award for her accomplishments in the specialty of magazine publishing. She also has a BA degree in history from the University of Pennsylvania.

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