About

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CHERYL NELSON is an award-winning TV Host, Meteorologist, CBM, and Certified Lifestyle & Emergency Preparedness Expert.  A spirited entrepreneur with two decades of on-camera experience, Cheryl is the founder of Prepare with Cher, a boutique preparedness consulting agency specializing in emergency/natural disaster, travel and home/family preparedness.  Cheryl has been featured on Fox News, The Real, KTLA-TV, The Weather Channel and more.  Passionate about preparedness, Cheryl frequently shares preparedness tips and contributes to publications such as HuffPost, Travel+Leisure and Martha Stewart
 

An animated and charismatic TV HOST, you can find Cheryl hosting the weekly national lifestyle tv show, 'Main St. Living,' on the YurView Network on Cox Cable. The show covers travel, pets, beauty, health, sports, home design, preparedness, celebrity interviews, weather/climate change and more, so she's always up-to-date on the latest trending topics!

Climate change continues to be a hot topic, and Cheryl, a BROADCAST METEOROLOGIST certified by the American Meteorological Society (AMS), helps save lives by educating the public how to prepare for natural disasters such as hurricanes, wildfires, earthquakes, tornadoes, thunderstorms, floods, winter storms and extreme heat.

Cheryl is also an EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS EXPERT and FEMA-CERTIFIED Instructor for the National Disaster Preparedness Training Center (NDPTC), and served on the American Meteorological Society Broadcast Board as 2020 board chair.  A dynamic keynote speaker at worldwide events and conferences, Cheryl continues to work on projects with NOAA's Weather Ready Nation Ambassador Program, Moducan and the United States Department of Defense.  After many years working full-time in tv news, Cheryl continues to freelance for tv stations and national networks.  A recipient of media grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF),  Society of Environmental Journalists (SEJ) and The Water Desk at the University of Colorado Boulder, Cheryl produces and hosts nationally televised documentary series on a variety of environmental topics.  Respected in her field, she also hosted the TV special “Get Ready America: The National Hurricane Survival Test,” which aired in fifty U.S. television markets.  Cheryl’s successful satellite media tours about preparedness and the lifesaving importance of emergency kits are seen by millions of people nationwide.

To help eliminate the stress and anxiety facing the world today, Cheryl has preparedness tips for every occasion.  A CERTIFIED LIFESTYLE EXPERT by the IAP Career College, Cheryl appears in various TV segments, satellite media tours, commercials and promotional videos as a company, brand and product spokesperson. Her most recent work includes TV spots for Judy Emergency Kits and Cummins Home Standby Generators, and features in Travel+Leisure and Yahoo Life!

Having a true zest for travel and adventure, Cheryl has visited over 30 countries and all 50 U.S. states. Thirsty for knowledge, she especially enjoys learning about different cultures - her most memorable trips so far have been to Iceland, Chile and New Zealand!  A TRAVEL PREPAREDNESS EXPERT with a wealth of travel hacks and packing tips, Cheryl helps people prepare for their next journey.  Cheryl also holds a CNPR Certification in Pharmaceutical Sales / Pharmacology from the National Association of Pharmaceutical Sales Representatives (NAPRx) and has plenty of preparedness tips for health and wellness while traveling.

No matter what the emergency, having notable leadership and organization skills, Cheryl has preparedness advice for all types of potential emergencies.

Cheryl always enjoys watching a good Penn State college football game. She also finds pleasure in photography, pilates and traveling to learn about new cultures. She is a gluten-free vegan who loves ethnic food and adores animals - especially her four rescue cats.

  • 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)

  • CNPR Certification in Pharmacology/Pharmaceutical Sales (NAPRx)

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

  • Pet CPR/First Aid Certified (Pet Tech)

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

Photos & Headshots

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Thanks to my photographers and hair/make-up artists for their

excellent work!

Clay Spann Photography

 

Foster - Gray Photography

 

Kaiser Custom Images

 

Rick Myers Photography

Studio 77

 

Studio FBJ- Joy Pfister

 

Thomas Dunn Studios

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