When heavyweight boxing was at its zenith and Muhammad Ali was in his prime, Sylvia was asked to host a Roast of the Champ at the legendary Apollo Theater. The hosting job was so prolific and the imitation of the World Heavyweight Champion was so spot-on that he looked at her in amazement and said, “You'’re doin’ me? A woman doin’ me? That’s awesome!”As a result of that roast, Sylvia was offered a position as an associate-writer for one of America’s longest-running TV shows, Saturday Night Live. She is one of few African American Women offered that position.
Although she is one of America's best kept secrets and because of a profound career, Sylvia has released her first book, based on her true story, entitled "Almost There, Almost...The Many Faces of Sylvia Traymore Morrison." 90% of readers say they read it in less than 2 days and COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN. It reads like a roller coaster ride filled with thrills and chills. The book was selected by the American University's Public Relations Department as a project for the senior class. It is rare that a book is selected in that capacity.