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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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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Federal officials Wednesday arrested an Ohio man and charged him with plotting an  attack on the U.S. Capitol. WNKU's Cheri Lawson reports that a joint terrorism task force apprehended the Cincinnati area man.


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When a loved one has died Christmas can be a painful reminder of a life that used to be. WNKU’s Cheri Lawson reports on an area bereavement group that offers help and hope during the holiday season.

It’s Wednesday afternoon at Lakota East High School. 16-year-old Clara Elam is using sparkling red and green pipe cleaners and miniature gold stars to make a Christmas ornament for her sister. Tears stream down Clara’s face as she remembers 19-year-old Jessica who died earlier this year of cancer.

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A 19-year-old college basketball player with inoperable brain cancer continues to inspire people with her “never give up” attitude.WNKU’s Cheri Lawson reports that, against all odds, Lauren Hill scored a basket Saturday on her home court at Mt Saint Joseph University.

 The crowd of nearly two thousand stood and cheered for number 22 Lauren Hill as she scored two points for her team at the Harrington Center on the campus of Mt St Joseph University in Cincinnati

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For the first time in its history, the football team at Cincinnati’s LaSalle High school is one game away from a state championship. Friday,December 5th the Lancers (13-1) play Macedonia,Ohio’s, Nordonia  (14-0) in the Ohio High School Athletic Association Division II state final.  Game time is 8 p.m. at Ohio Stadium in Columbus.