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
12:40 pm
Fri April 3, 2015

Praying the Steps: A Good Friday Tradition in Cincinnati

Praying the Steps on Good Friday to Holy Cross-Immaculata in Mt. Adams
Cheri Lawson

A unique Good Friday tradition in Cincinnati brings thousands of people from different denominations to the steps leading to Holy Cross-Immaculata Parish Church high atop Mt. Adams

 "Praying the Steps" has been going on over 150 years.old. For some people the ritual recalls Christ's journey to Calvary.

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News from WNKU
9:54 am
Tue February 17, 2015

Northern Kentucky Couple Hits Jackpot with Identical Triplets

Jarboe triplets
Courtesy Liz Wells

A Northern Kentucky couple was shocked to discover they were having triplets. They were even more surprised to find out the babies are identical. According to doctors birthing identical triplets without fertility treatments is like winning the lottery.

On the kitchen table in their Northern Kentucky home, 5-month-old Carson, Ayden and Liam Jarboe are lined up in bumbo seats.  Mom Liz Wells makes sure each baby gets a full spoonful of mashed chicken and peas with oatmeal.

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News from WNKU
12:50 pm
Fri January 30, 2015

Children's Hospital, CHRC join Efforts for Education Following Death of Transgender Teen

Banner at Vigil for Leelah Alcorn
Cheri Lawson

The December death of a 17-year-old transgender teen continues to spark conversation and to bring forward organizations offering support.
WNKU’s Cheri Lawson reports the Cincinnati Human Relations Commission held a Twitter Town Hall to help end violence against the transgender community.

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News from WNKU
10:45 am
Sat January 17, 2015

High Court to Hear Gay Marriage Cases, including Kentucky,Ohio

Rally as same-sex marriage cases were heard in August
Cheri Lawson

The nation’s highest court says it will decide whether same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry anywhere in the U.S. WNKU's Cheri Lawson reports a ruling is expected by early this summer.

In November, a federal panel in Cincinnati  upheld  bans on same-sex marriage in four states  -- Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee and Michigan.

 The Supreme Court justices will review that ruling in April and a decision is expected by late June. 

Laura Landenwich, an attorney representing the plaintiffs in the Kentucky case, says this is a big day.

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News from WNKU
10:26 am
Sat January 17, 2015

Cincinnati Man Accused in Capitol Terror Plot Held without Bond

Christopher Cornell

An Ohio man arrested by the FBI sting and charged with plotting to set off bombs at the U.S. Capitol appeared in court for a detention hearing Friday in Cincinnati.  WNKU's Cheri Lawson reports 20-year-old Christopher Cornell was ordered held without bond.

With several family members present, Cornell, wearing an orange jumpsuit, appeared before federal magistrate Stephanie Bowman.

Cornell was arrested Wednesday outside a gun shop near Cincinnati and charged with plotting an attack on the nation’s Capitol.

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