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CHERYL NELSON is an award-winning TV Host, Meteorologist, CBM, and Certified Lifestyle/Travel & Natural Disaster Preparedness Expert.  A spirited entrepreneur with two decades of on-camera experience, Cheryl is the founder of Prepare with Cher, LLC, a boutique media & preparedness consulting agency specializing in emergency/natural disaster, travel and home/family preparedness.  Prepare with Cher, LLC is a unique company that helps people prepare for not only natural disasters, but also whatever life throws their way.  Under the 'Prepare with Cher' umbrella, Cheryl works with brands, tv stations and individuals to ensure people are never caught off guard during life events such as severe weather, travel and more.


Cheryl has been featured on NBC's TODAY ShowFox News, Fox 5 New York, The Real, KTLA-TV Los Angeles, The Weather Channel and more.  Cheryl recently completed a freelance stint at Fox 5, WNYW-TV New York City, working a mix of the 12PM and 6PM newscasts.  


In addition, Cheryl also shares preparedness tips with 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, CBM 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.  Most recently, Cheryl has done some freelance meteorologist work with Fox 5 (WNYW-TV) New York City.  

Cheryl is also a NATURAL DISASTER 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 40 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, Japan, South Africa and New Zealand!  A TRAVEL PREPAREDNESS EXPERT with a wealth of travel hacks and packing tips, Cheryl helps people prepare for their next journey.  Passionate about sustainability and green travel, Prepare with Cher, LLC is a proud partner of Virginia Green.  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, presentation and organizational 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)

  • Virginia Green, Official Green Tourism Supporting Partner

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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