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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.


Recent Articles
  • The scene in Sacramento, where one deputy was shot on Oct. 24, 2014. (Credit: KTXL)

    2 Sacramento-Area Deputies Fatally Shot in Hourslong Crime Spree; 2 in Custody

    Three Sacramento-area sheriff’s deputies were shot, two fatally, in a crime spree that also left a civilian seriously wounded and prompted an hourslong manhunt Friday for a gunman described as heavily armed. One officer was fatally shot in Sacramento, and one of two other deputies shot in neighboring Placer County was also killed, authorities said. The slain Sacramento deputy, identified by at an afternoon news conference by Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones as 15-year veteran Danny Oliver, was shot in the forehead by the […]

  • The Long Beach Police Department released the sketch of a man suspected of pulling a Muslim woman's hijab off during a hate crime attack July 2. (Credit: Los Angeles Times via Long Beach Police Department)

    Man Tore Off Muslim Woman’s Hijab Outside Long Beach Trader Joe’s in Hate Crime: Police

    The Long Beach Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying the man who committed a hate crime against a Muslim woman in the Bixby Knolls area. Authorities said the incident occurred around 4:30 p.m.  July 2 in the parking lot of a shopping center in the 4000 block of Atlantic Avenue. Police say the assailant approached the woman from behind as she was loading items into the trunk of her car. The man grabbed the woman’s black hijab […]

  • 2 SoCal Residents Continue the Fight for a Better Iran After Freedom Fighter Massacre – Cher Calvin Reports

    In an incident that went largely unnoticed in the United Stated, dozens of Iranian freedom fighters were killed in a massacre in Iraq last September. It happened after the Obama administration pledged to protect the freedome fighters, who were part of an Iranian opposition called MEK. The 52 freedom fighters were killed in an Iraq camp where they given shelter. Two Southern California residents are among those continuing the fight for a better Iran. Cher Calvin reports for the KTLA […]

  • 2 SoCal Residents Continue Fight for a Better Iran After Freedom Fighter Massacre

    In an incident that went largely unnoticed in the United Stated, dozens of Iranian freedom fighters were killed in a massacre in Iraq last September. It happened after the Obama administration pledged to protect the freedom fighters, who were part of an Iranian opposition group called MEK. The 52 freedom fighters were killed in an Iraq camp where they were given shelter. Two Southern California residents are among those continuing the fight for a better Iran. Cher Calvin reports for […]

  • Two Sets of Mono-Mono Twins Born at Cedars-Sinai — Cher Calvin Reports

    Twin sisters Leylani and Lylah Sandoval and “Izabella and Anasztazia Mohacsy” are miracle babies. Both sets of siblings are “mono-mono,” meaning they shared the same amniotic sac. Cher Calvin reports fr the KTLA 5 News at 6 on Wednesday, May 21, 2014.

  • Concerns Grow Over Dangers of Drug Use at Music Festivals — Cher Calvin Reports

    The off-stage activities of concert attendees has been under much scrutiny. In 2013, two drug-related fatalities were tied to New York’s Electric Zoo; while the popular “Electric Daisy Carnival” has been connected to six deaths in recent years. Cher Calvin reports for the KTLA 5 News at 10 on Monday, April 28, 2014. Additional information: http://behindtheorangecurtain.net, http://www.newportacademy.com

  • KFAM Looks to Provide Korean Foster Children With a Home

    Our celebration of Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month kicks of this year with a look at KFAM, an organization dedicated to finding Korean foster children a home. Single, married, divorced or living with a partner, anyone interested in becoming a foster parent can find out more at kfamla.org. Cher Calivin reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Friday, May 2, 2014.

  • The Arsenio Hall Show Renewed for Second Season; Jay Leno Makes Announcement

    The Arsenio Hall Show will return for a second season it was announced Wednesday by surprise guest Jay Leno. This segment aired Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014 on the KTLA 5 News at 6.

  • Black History Month: Spike Lee

    With more than 35 films produced since 1983, Spike Lee is haled as one of the most respected names in Hollywood. KTLA’s Cher Calvin reports for the KTLA 5 Morning News on Monday, Feb. 24, 2014.