PREPARE WITH CHER, LLC specializes in media services, consulting and preparing you and your family for life's next event.


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FOUNDER & OWNER, CHERYL NELSON has nearly two decades of on-camera experience, in both the studio and in the field.  Cheryl is a TV host, certified broadcast meteorologist, natural disaster preparedness expert and lifestyle expert/spokesperson (focusing on travel, vegan food and home, family & pet preparedness).  


  • As your TV host, Cheryl's energy and fun-loving personality will prepare your viewers to be entertained and informed.

  • Looking for an expert to report on climate change or other STEM topics? As a broadcast meteorologist and science reporter, Cheryl will prepare the perfect story for your TV audience.

  • Are you ready for the next natural disaster? A natural disaster preparedness expert and climate correspondent, Cheryl will help ensure your clients and family are prepared.

  • As a lifestyle expert & spokesperson, Cheryl will host your next promotional lifestyle video, or help you prepare for your journey, no matter where life takes you. Planning your family for the holidays or life's next event?  Cheryl has preparedness tips for every occasion to help eliminate your stress.

Cheryl has appeared on BBC World News, Fox and Friends, the national talk show The Real, The Weather Channel, The AccuWeather Network, Al Jazeera and CNBC. She also hosted the TV special Get Ready America: The National Hurricane Survival Test which aired in fifty television markets in the United States. Her successful satellite media tours on severe weather/hurricane preparedness and the lifesaving importance of disaster preparedness kits are seen by millions of people nationwide.


Looking for an animated and enthusiastic TV host for your next show or video?  Cheryl is the co-host of the popular weekday lifestyle TV show Coast LIVE on WTKR-TV in Norfolk, Virginia, so she's always up-to-date on the latest lifestyle topics. The show covers travel, pets, beauty, fashion, cooking, science, health, sports, home design, celebrity interviews and more!  Actor & Big Bang Theory TV star Jim Parsons, HGTV’s Property Brothers Drew and Jonathan Scott and Olympic Gold gymnast and Dancing with The Stars winner Laurie Hernandez have been some of her guests.  

Cheryl is also a host for the national lifestyle tv show, Main St. Living, airing on the Yurview Network on Cox Cable. 

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A broadcast meteorologist certified by the American Meteorological Society, Cheryl helps save lives by teaching the public how to prepare for hurricanes, wildfires, earthquakes, tornadoes, thunderstorms, floods, winter storms and extreme heat - with a focus on family and pet preparedness.  Extreme weather events are on the rise due to climate change, so now is the time to prepare.
Cheryl can help your organization share your story about climate change, weather events, natural disasters, environmental issues, space weather, or any other hot topic in STEM.  A recipient of media grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and Society of Environmental Journalists (SEJ), Cheryl produced and hosted nationally televised documentary series on a variety of topics.  With support from NSF and The AccuWeather Network, Cheryl traveled the Arctic Tundra in northern Alaska to report on earthquakes and the effects of climate change on herbivores, wildfires, lagoons and more.  With support from SEJ and Cox Cable’s Yurview Network, Cheryl traveled to Maine to report on the effects of climate change on coastal New England whales.

Working tirelessly to educate on severe weather safety, Cheryl is affiliated with the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration as an ambassador for Weather-Ready Nation and the Weather Expert/Consultant for Forecast Force Weather Safety. She is also a keynote speaker at worldwide events and conferences and has been involved in projects with The National Science Foundation, Storm Center Communications and the United States Department of Defense. In addition, Cheryl is a consultant with Weather Elevate, an instructor and meteorologist for FEMA’s National Disaster Preparedness Training Center, and serves on the American Meteorological Society Broadcast Board as 2020 board chair.

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LIFESTYLE EXPERT & SPOKESPERSON (Specializing in travel, vegan food, and home, family & pet preparedness)

A certified lifestyle expert by the IAP Career College, Cheryl loves adventure and has been to over 30 countries and all 50 U.S. States.  Recently, she traveled to Iceland, Chile and New Zealand.  With a wealth of travel hacks and packing tips, Cheryl is ready to help you prepare for your next trip and host your next promotional travel video.

Need help preparing your family and pets for your next event, the holidays or whatever life throws your way?  Worried about getting sick? Cheryl also holds a certificate in Pharmacology/Pharmaceutical Sales and has tips to keep you healthy.  Always on the go, Cheryl has preparedness tips for any occasion.  With notable leadership and organization skills, Cheryl is happy to help you keep your life on track.

Cheryl appears in various TV segments, commercials and promotional videos as a company, brand and product spokesperson. Her most recent work includes TV spots, internet videos and advertisements for Cummins Generators, Honeywell Air Purifiers, Judy Emergency Kits, Master Lock/Sentry Safe, VegieFresh and home preparedness & vegan/gluten-free brands. Cheryl is happy to help you with your promotional work.

Other Passions...

A graduate of Penn State University, Cheryl always enjoys watching a good college football game. She also enjoys photography, pilates and traveling to learn about new cultures. She is a gluten-free vegan who loves ethnic food and adores animals - especially cats and turtles.


  • Bachelor of Science in Meteorology w/ speciality in Communications           (Penn State University)

  • Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (American Meteorological Society)

  • Certified Lifestyle Expert (IAP Career College)

  • Natural Disaster Preparedness Certified Instructor (FEMA - NDPTC)

  • Certification in Photography (New York Institute of Photography (NYIP))

  • Certification in Pharmacology/Pharmaceutical Sales (NAPRx)

  • Adult & Child CPR/AED/First Aid Certified (American Red Cross)

  • Pet CPR/First Aid Certified (Pet Tech)