Welcome to The Cherch Life, where you can find a variety of unique postings about a wide range of topics including sports, politics, music, entertainment and much more.
Want to know what the site’s all about? Here’s the short version:
The Cherch Life is the world as seen through the my eyes. I am a food-obsessed sports lover who happens to be a journalist. I cover music, sports and news for several websites, but what I really love doing is scouring Los Angeles for the best food, helping others and spreading The Cherch Life.
Not enough for you? Never fear, here’s a more detailed explanation. Before I get into any more let me explain the inspiration behind the site’s name and what “Cherch” means.
Cherch is the personification of when something goes right. If you just got a raise, your favorite sports team won or you just ate a delicious dinner, that’s Cherch. I’ve been saying it for years, whether in its current “Cherch” form or the original “Chuuch,” whenever I’ve had something turn out positive I’ve said it. So much so that it’s become my most frequent nickname and something many people identify with me. All of that combined with my different work across so many topics helped inspire this site, think of it as life seen through my eyes. Each of the subjects are discussed by me (Will) the site administrator through a number of different websites I work with. As for me, I’m a writer, journalist and the biggest food lover you’ll meet.
On the music side I’m one of the original founders of California rap website WestCoastRydaz.com, which has been a trusted “Source for all things West Coast” since 2003. Well-known throughout the burgeoning California rap market, WestCoastRydaz (WCR) has influenced the rise of many careers and how rap music is covered. Merging together pioneering video interviews and projects, social commentary and a promotional network that brought fans and artists together for a personal interaction not seen before, WCR set a new standard for online rap coverage. During my years at WCR I’ve conducted countless interviews, edited video features, done red carpet and show coverage, written reviews and more. The website continues to provide up to the minute news, interviews and music. I post there under the name “Will” and you can see some of my work here.
I was also a senior writer for YouBeenBlinded.com, a popular sports and hip-hop website. I wrote an NBA column for the site called “Diary of a Los Angeles Clippers Fan“, which you can read by clicking here. I also wrote a column called “The Sports Snob” which offered commentary on the world of sports with an elitist slant that can only come from being a lifelong fanatic. You can read it here. Focusing primarily on sports and all the crazy or humorous moments that occur there, YBB featured hard to find athlete videos along with analysis and commentary. I posted under the alias “Will R.” there.
I’m also one of the co-founders of the sports and entertainment site TwoMiddlesUp.com, where we brought fans and readers cutting edge and unique commentary on the latest in the world of sports and beyond, as well as interesting videos, music and more.
In addition to that I’m a former Editor In Chief for the award-winning Los Angeles community college newspaper the Los Angeles Valley Star. As the independent student voice of the Los Angeles Valley College campus, the Valley Star has won several state and regional awards. I served as EIC for two full semesters, as well as two semesters as a editor at large and staff writer. During my years at the paper I led the Star to its first ever “Online Journalism General Excellence” award at the 2007 Journalism Association of Community Colleges conference along with the “General Excellence Newspaper” award for the print edition, the Star’s ninth time receiving the award in ten semesters.
I also wrote several stories covering important campus issues, including alleged racial profiling by the campus police, student elections, health, financial aid and many other vital issues.
I have an Associates of Arts degree in Journalism as well as an occupational certificate in Newspaper-Journalism, both from Los Angeles Valley College. I’m currently working on getting my Bachelor’s degree in Journalism as well.