NJ Journalist Charmil Davis to be Honored at BMORENEWS' Global Forum on Women's Empowerment
(EDISON, NJ - May 30, 2012) - BMORENEWS and Sisters4Sisters Networking, Inc. will be honoring a number of persons at the United Nations on June 15th during the BMORENEWS' Global Forum on Women's Empowerment sponsored by the Foundation to Support the United Nations on Friday, June 15th in New York City.
One honoree is Charmil Y. Davis, an incredibly tenacious multimedia journalist from New Jersey.
Charmil Y. Davis is a New Jersey Native who started her broadcasting career in 2002. She landed a spot as a host on “Positively Plainfield”, a weekly on-air show that featured former Mayor of Plainfield, Al McWilliams.
The following year, she was employed by North Jersey Radio Network. She started as a producer for “The New Jersey Political Pulse” with host Jake Wolman. She also produced North Jersey mayoral shows - including “From the Mayor’s Desk” hosted by Former Mayor Sharpe James and now incumbent Mayor Cory Booker, “Inside Irvington” hosted by Mayor Wayne Smith, and “Inside Orange” hosted by Mayor Eldridge Hawkins Jr.
Next, Charmil went into the field reporting on Newark, NJ’s fierce political scene.
With Newark being plagued with crime and gangs at the time, she highlighted Newark’s social ills.
She scored multiple interviews with then-U.S. Attorney/now New Jersey’s 55th Governor Chris Christie, who historically engaged in arresting the largest Blood gang in East Orange, NJ.
Shortly after, she was promoted to cover Statehouse news making her debut by covering Former Governor James Mc Greevey’s public announcement of his homosexual affair.
Through the Late U.S. Congressman Donald M. Payne and U.S. Senator Jon S. Corzine, she was granted congressional media credentials to cover news on Capitol Hill giving her access to interviews with the Late Senator Ted Kennedy, Former Secretary Condeleeza Rice, and the 109th Swearing-in Ceremony for President Barack Obama.
She’s also covered George W. Bush’s Inauguration in 2004, President Barack Obama’s Inauguration in 2008, and President Barack Obama’s speech to the NAACP in New York City 2009. And she has covered President Obama’s speech to the Congressional Black Caucus.
In New Jersey, Charmil has covered NJ Governor’s Jon S. Corzine and Chris Christie’s inaugurations, as well as New Jersey’s very first African American Woman speaker of the General Assembly, Sheila Y. Oliver.
In 2006, Charmil ventured into sports broadcasting covering the BIG EAST Conference at MSG in New York City. She has interviewed players and coaches from Georgetown, Rutgers, and St. John’s for Newark Radio Sports Minute for AM 1430 WNSW in NYC.
In January 2012, Charmil started political coverage for NJ Politics for BlackNJ.com, a website that directly impacts African Americans throughout the State of New Jersey.
She continues to travel from Washington, DC to the NJ Statehouse to cover news that inspires and impacts the lives of the most vulnerable.