Cheri Lawson

Host and Reporter

 Cheri is a broadcast producer, anchor, reporter, announcer and talk show host with over 25 years of experience. For three years, she was the local host of Morning Edition on WMUB-FM at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Cheri produced and hosted local talk shows and news stories for the station for nine years. Prior to that, she produced and co-hosted a local talk show on WVXU, Cincinnati for nearly 15 years. Cheri has won numerous awards from the Public Radio News Directors Association, the Ohio and Kentucky Associated Press, and both the Cincinnati and Ohio chapters of the Society for Professional Journalists.

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News from WNKU
1:16 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

Vice President Biden talked Expanding Economic Opportunities during National Urban League Convention

V.P Biden at Nationl Urban League Convention
Cheri Lawson

In Cincinnati,Thursday, Vice President Joe Biden talked about the economy and employment.The Vice President made his remarks during the annual meeting of the National Urban League.

Within the conference theme of “One Nation Underemployed,” the Vice President spoke about the need for better job training and increased economic opportunities for all Americans.

The Vice President says there’s a reason for optimism when it comes to job creation. In his words “jobs are coming home.”

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News from WNKU
11:20 am
Wed July 23, 2014

National Urban League Conference with V.P.Joe Biden in Cincinnati this week

One of the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organizations begins its annual conference in Cincinnati Wednesday with events all week including an address by Vice President Joe Biden.WNKU's Cheri Lawson reports it’s the first time the National Urban League will gather in southwest Ohio

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News from WNKU
9:25 am
Mon July 7, 2014

Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks to perform at 20th Century Theater

Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks
courtesy Dan Hicks

Singer-songwriter Dan Hicks has been recognized as an American original with his brand of music he likes to call folk swing. In his 40 plus years as a performer he’s collaborated with artists like Tom Waits, Bette Midler, Willie Nelson and Maria Muldauer to name a few.WNKU’s Cheri Lawson talked with Dan who’ll be performing at the 20th Century Theater in Oakley, July 9th with the Hot Licks.

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News from WNKU
1:50 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

Yonder Mountain String Band to Perform at Moonlite Gardens

Yonder Mountain String Band is on tour this summer and  scheduled to perform at Cincinnati’s Moonlite Gardens, July 4th.WNKU’s Cheri Lawson talked with YMSB's banjoist Dave Johnston.

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News from WNKU
12:21 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

Oxford,Ohio Ceremonies Mark 50th Anniversary of Freedom Summer

Jacky Johnson archivist for the Western College Memorial Archives
Cheri Lawson

This month marks the 50th anniversary of one of the milestones of the Civil Rights Movement. Cheri Lawson reports on the history and legacy of Freedom Summer with roots in southwest Ohio.
 

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News from WNKU
9:19 pm
Mon May 26, 2014

Honoring Fallen Service Men and Women at Memorial Day Event in Blue Ash

The 62nd annual Blue Ash, Ohio memorial Day parade

Hundreds saluted and waved flags at a Memorial Day event in a Cincinnati suburb Monday.

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News from WNKU
12:00 am
Thu May 22, 2014

What Lesson is Archdiocese Teaching with New Catholic School Contract?

Partners Robbin Hoopes and Richard Miller having dinner with their kids
Cheri Lawson

Some Cincinnatians are planning to gather outside the offices of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati today in support of a teacher who’s leaving the faculty of Purcell-Marian High School after 45 years.

The resignation of 66-year-old Richard Hague, and today’s rally, are in reaction to the wording of a new contract for Catholic school teachers.WNKU’s Cheri Lawson tells us more about another teacher who will not return in the fall.

Richard Miller is gay. He lives with his partner in Cincinnati where together they have six kids. And because of that he’s lost his job.

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News from WNKU
5:23 am
Fri May 16, 2014

Southwest Ohio Teachers Form Union in Response to Catholic Schools Contract

  Some Catholic school teachers in southwest Ohio have formed a union to represent them.   Organizers say they've taken this action in response to a new restrictive employment contract created by the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.

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News from WNKU
12:39 pm
Mon May 12, 2014

Buffalo Killers Release New CD, Heavy Reverie

Buffalo Killers new CD Heavy Reverie
courtesy Buffalo Killers

Buffalo Killers is another homegrown pick from Ohio with lead singers -songwriters Zach and Andrew Gabbard, plus new member Sven Khans and Joey Sebaali . The bands 6th album ‘Heavy Reverie” is out on Sun Pedal Records . Heavy Reverie was recorded in Cleveland, Ohio with producer Jim Wirt who’s also  produced for Fiona Apple and Incubus to name a few.

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News from WNKU
8:30 pm
Sun May 4, 2014

Flying Pig Marathon Brings Runners,Spectators and Lovebirds

Kimmie Juenger and Greg Harrell ,lovebirds..run before their wedding next month
Cheri Lawson

One of Cincinnati’s most popular races brought thousands to Cincinnati over the weekend.

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