Wednesday, July 30, 2014

KTLA's Cher Calvin to return as Emcee for Women For Racial Justice Breakfast 2014

Cher Calvin joined KTLA in 2005 and anchors KTLA’s award-winning 6:00 pm and 10:00 pm 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 won three Golden Mike Awards: two for Best Public Affairs Program, Access LA, and one Golden Mike for the KTLA Morning Show. She most recently received an Emmy in 2014 for her efforts in producing and leading a fundraiser for victims of Typhoon Yolanda in the Phillipines.

Her on-camera career began in Manila, Philippines. While she was there from 1998 to 2003, Cher 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 and hosted for four 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 for her work.

Believing it is important to give back to her community, Cher is a spokesperson and annual Master of
Ceremonies for the charity Asians for Miracle Marrow Matches. She has also participated in the Vagina Monologues to help stop violence against women around the world and putting an end to human trafficking. Cher speaks Tagalog, and participates in many Filipino, Asian community and KTLA-sponsored public 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.

The 12th Annual Women for Racial Justice Breakfast is scheduled for Monday, October 20, 2014, from 7:00 to 9:00 am, and will be held at the Pasadena Hilton Hotel. Individual tickets are $60 each until September 30th and go up to $70 thereafter. Tables of ten can be purchased for $600 until September 30th, and will go up to $700 afterward. To purchase tickets, please click here.

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