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Before her current role, Cher co-anchored the weekend evening news as well as KTLA's morning show, where she won an Emmy in 2005. She has also picked up three Golden Mike Awards: two for Best Public Affairs Program, "Access LA" and one Golden Mike for the "KTLA Morning Show".
Cher joined KTLA in 2005 from Las Vegas' FOX affiliate KVVU where she co-anchored "FOX5 News This Morning." Her on-camera career began in Manila, Philippines. While she was there from 1998 to 2003, Caher served as news anchor and features reporter at GMA, Channel 7, followed by news anchor at CNN Asia Affiliate and national network ABS-CBN Broadcasting . At ABS-CBN, Cher was the national evening news anchor for "News Central" receiving the Golden Dove Award for Best Newscast. Cher also received the Philippine's Star Award in 2002 for Best Lifestyle Host for the lifestyle magazine show "F" which she co-produced/hosted 4 years. At the same time, Cher hosted the weekly political round table talk show "Points of View", also on ABS-CBN where she received two Golden Dove Awards in 2000 and 2002, which is the Philippines' Emmy Award equivalent, for her work.
While in the Philippines, Cher's assignments included "EDSA 3" the bloodless coup attempt to impeach former Philippine President Joseph Estrada, and some of Cher's most memorable interviews include the then incoming Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, former Philippine President Fidel Ramos and HSH Prince Albert of Monaco.
Believing it is important to give something back to her community, Cher is a spokesperson and annual master of ceremonies for the charity, Asians for Miracle Marrow Matches (A3M). She's also participated in the Vagina Monologues to help stop the violence against women around the world. Cher speaks Tagalog, and participates in many Filipino, Asian Community and KTLA-sponsored public community events including the Annual Lotus Festival in Echo Park.
Cher is a New York University graduate with a BA in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Political Science.
Cher began her journalism career as a News Desk Assistant Editor for TIME Magazine in New York.