Wil Cruz

  1. Adjunct Faculty

Wil Cruz is a veteran journalist who has worked in newspapers, digital media and broadcast in New York City for the last 20 years.

As a reporter, Cruz has covered has covered the NYPD, the FDNY and education for Newsday, the New York Daily News and DNAinfo. He also oversaw the coverage of local news at NY1 News, where he managed and supervised an assignment desk with more than 20 journalists who covered hyperlocal news in all five boroughs.

Nationally, he was an editor for Fox News Latino, which covered U.S. Latinos in the United States, and ABC News, where he is currently the senior weekend editor. An advocate of diversity in newsrooms, Cruz is a member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and the National Association of Black Association. He has helped with recruiting and mentoring young journalists of color.

A native New Yorker, Cruz grew up on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, has lived in Brooklyn and Queens, and graduated from the City College of New York.