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Cher Calvin anchors the award-winning KTLA 5 News at 6, 6:30, 10 and 11 on weeknights.

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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