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
12:00 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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News from WNKU
10:48 pm
Sun April 27, 2014

Controversial Contract Causes Catholic School Teachers to Consider Options

Human Rights Campaign members carry petitions to Archbishop Dennis Schnurr asking for teacher contract revision
Cheri Lawson

A new employment contract for Catholic school teachers has created controversy and pushed one group to start organizing a labor union.

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News from WNKU
11:26 am
Fri April 25, 2014

Psychologist Dr Richard Sears Teaches Mindfulness to Help Relieve Stress

Dr Richard Sears
Dr. Sears

Ongoing stress and anxiety can be a challenge. A Cincinnati psychologist recommends  mindfulness as a powerful tool to help.

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News from WNKU
5:00 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Thousands Observe Unique Cincinnati Good Friday Ritual

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

Praying the Steps leading to a Mt. Adams church on Good Friday is a tradition in Cincinnati that's more than 150 years old.

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News from WNKU
10:43 am
Sat April 12, 2014

Five Time Grammy Winner and Legendary Guitarist Robert Cray Releases In My Soul

  Five time grammy award winner and legendary guitarist, Robert Cray, recently released his 17th studio album, IN MY SOUL.WNKUs Cheri Lawson talked with Cray who’s scheduled to be in Cincinnati at the Taft Theater July 1st with John Hiatt.

CL: Robert, Congrats on another CD, In My Soul, another one that draws listeners in. Out of the ten song collection which one are you absolutely attached to?

RC: I don’t think there’s just one. We’re playing a lot of the songs on stage right now and we’re just havin’ fun with everyone. For us it’s new and we’re groovin’ on all of it.

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News from WNKU
1:11 pm
Thu April 3, 2014

Making Kites at Happen Inc. for Northside Kite Fly...this Saturday!

Debbie Von Bokern displays kites at Happen Inc.
Cheri Lawson

The American Kite Flyers Association has declared April, National Kite Month. And Saturday, April 5th, Cincinnati’s Northside neighborhood is hosting a Kite Fly for all. Kids and adults are welcomed to make a kite at Happen Inc. in Northside before the big Kite Fly.

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News from WNKU
7:34 pm
Tue April 1, 2014

Tradition Always Wins on Opening Day in Cincinnati

Cincinnati Reds Players after warming up Opening Day 2014
Cheri Lawson

Win or Lose Opening Day in Cincinnati will always be special to Reds fans and the team.WNKU’s Cheri Lawson reports.

 

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