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Cher Calvin anchors KTLA’s award-winning 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. nightly newscasts.

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 L.A.,” and one for the “KTLA 5 Morning News.”

Cher joined KTLA in 2005 from Las Vegas Fox affiliate KVVU-TV, where she co-anchored “Fox 5 News This Morning.”

Her on-camera career began in Manila, Philippines, where she lived from 1998 to 2003. During that time, Cher served as a news anchor and features reporter at GMA Network, and later, as a news anchor at CNN Asia affiliate and national network, ABS-CBN.

At ABS-CBN, Cher was the national evening news anchor for “News Central,” receiving the Golden Dove Award — the Philippines’ equivalent of an Emmy Award — for best newscast. Cher also received the Philippines Star Award in 2002 for best lifestyle host for the lifestyle magazine show “F,” which she co-produced and hosted for four years. At the same time, Cher hosted the weekly political roundtable talk show “Points of View,” also on ABS-CBN, where she received two Golden Dove Awards in 2000 and 2002 for her work.

While in the Philippines, Cher’s assignments included “EDSA III,” an attempted coup to impeach former Philippines President Joseph Estrada. Some of Cher’s most memorable interviews include the then-incoming Philippines President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, former Philippines President Fidel Ramos and Prince Albert II of Monaco.

Believing it is important to give something back to her community, Cher is a spokeswoman 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 and Asian community events, including the KTLA-sponsored annual Lotus Festival in Echo Park.

She began her journalism career in in New York as a news desk assistant editor for Time magazine. She holds a BA in broadcast journalism and a minor in political science from New York University.

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    Gwen Green, a close friend of Martin Luther King Jr. who fought alongside the civil rights icon throughout the 1960s, speaks about her time with the beloved activist as KTLA commemorates the year leading up to the 50th anniversary of his assassination. Cher Calvin reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on May 20, 2017.

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    Joey Santiago, lead guitarist for the seminal rock band the Pixies, recently sat down with KTLA to discuss his experiences as perhaps the foremost Filipino-American in rock ‘n’ roll in honor of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Cher Calvin reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on May 19, 2017.

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    Spurring everything from water cooler conversation to igniting late night TV fodder…political pros agree, many are stumped by today’s stumping. But is there a method to the madness? A local strategist is spilling campaign secrets so all voters can be ‘election smart.’ Cher Calvin reports on the KTLA5 News at 11PM on May 24, 2016.

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    Prayer is a solemn communication with God either for help or as an expression of praise and thanks. On this ‘National Day of Prayer’ for all forms of faith, we look at faith and worship as a potential key to happiness. Cher Calvin reports on the KTLA5 News at 10PM on May 5, 2016.

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