Rookie Reporter Veralyn Williams

I am Veralyn Williams and I am 18 years old. I was born in Sierra Leone, West Africa. My parents moved me to The Bronx when I was just a few months old, so I've lived here almost all my life. Starting in the Fall, I'll be a college student at Hunter College. I am a member of MCC's youth theater company and I've been a part of it for three years. There, I write and perform original poems, monologues, and scenes. I am the oldest of my parents' three children but I love to act like the baby. (Summer 2004)

Interesting Fact: When I was 8, my younger sister dared me to jump off the banister of my stairs. When I did, one of my permanent teeth fell out but luckily it grew back in (a third time!)

Rookie Reporter Veralyn Williams appears in the following:

Berlin Philharmoniker Visits New York

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Reporter Veralyn Williams spent the last 3 weeks following a group of high school students as they prepare to perform this weekend with members of the Berlin Philharmoniker. 


The N-Word: It Represents Hatred

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Graduate Rookie Reporter Veralyn Williams first began questioning the use of the N-word when she started studying African American history in college.


Legal Status?

Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Veralyn has spent almost her whole life in the United States. However, is confused about her legal status.