Media, News and Recognition

January 6, 2018

Discussed the so-colled "bomb cyclone" and it's impact on the East Coast of the United States on BBC World, BBC UK and BBC radio.

September 20, 2017

Live guest on BBC Radio's 5Live network discussing the 2017 hurricane season in the Atlantic Basin. Talked about Hurricane Maria and its impacts in the Caribbean and why the storms have been so intense this season.

September 9, 2017

Talked to Fox and Friends anchors about what to have in a disaster kit when preparing for a hurricane.

Cheryl was one of a select group of Broadcast Meteorologists who attended the GOES-R Workshop and launch at Kennedy Space Center in Florida.  Cheryl did LIVE shots with her TV station, WTKR News 3's "Coast Live" TV show.  The event was put on by Storm Center Communications, NOAA and NASA.The link provided is a link to Cheryl's GOES-R launch week highlight reel. 

Cheryl Nelson selected as Co-Host for Coast Live on WTKR News 3 Norfolk.  The livestyle show will highlight the people, places, food, fun and flair that is the Coastal Virginia lifestyle.  The show launches on September 6, 2016.  

May 20, 2016

Kenote speaker at People's Trust Insurance's 'Hurricane Preparedness Day.' Toured the Rapid Response Team's facility (pictured with one of their vehicles).

April 2016

A Q&A with Broadcast Meteorologist Cheryl Nelson about why she chose the field of meteorology.

Presented AccuWeather's Storyteller technology at NAB

April 18-21, 2016

Presented AccuWeather's Storyteller Interactive Touchscreen Technology with Bernie Rayno in Las Vegas, NV.

Honored by FEMA

September 2015

2015 FEMA Individual and Community Preparedness Award - Honorable Mention

Summer 2015

Hosted national TV special, "Get Ready America" National Hurricane Survival Test."  Produced by Sachs Media.  Posted online during July 2015 at

March 2015

Cheryl was invited out to LA to be a guest on national daytime talk show, 'The Real" to talk about natural disaster preparedness.

The average man/woman on the street is put to the test.  What do you know about disaster preparedness?  Do your kids know more than you do? Meteorologist Cheryl Nelson found may be surprised at what you see!

August 20, 2014

Cheryl was a selected speaker at the World Weather Open Science Conference in Montreal, Canada.  Cheryl created this video to explain what this conference is all about. 

July 8, 2014

Discussed natural disaster preparedness with the residents of the Salvation Army's shelter and some homeless people in Richmond, VA.  An extremely enlightening and moving experience. 

June 16, 2014

Featured in ePACT's blog.  Raising awareness about natural disaster preparedness.  ePACT's HQ is in North Vancouver, B.C., Canada. 

Guest Star on City World Radio's "Weather Talk"

June 12, 2014

Talking natural disaster preparedness to a world audience on the weekly radio show, "Weather Talk"

Featured in Waller Mill Elementary School's Career Day "Crown" Photo

June 11, 2014

York Couty, VA Waller Mill Elementary School's annual student-body the shape of a CROWN to encourage their students to "be extraordinary!"

June 2014

On the cover of the Virginia Peninsula's RENEW magazine.  Article promoting my passion- natural disaster preparedness 

June 3, 2014

Feature article in "757 Lifestyle" about my Coastal Virginia Hurricane PrepareAthon Party that I held to raise awareness about hurricane preparedness 

June 3, 2014

Q&A about my work in disaster preparedness and raising awareness for preparedness 

June 2, 2014

Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) article in EM Update publication about my platform, natural disaster preparedness 

May 29, 2014

Live on The Weather Channel on AMHQ with Sam Champion at 9:40 AM and at 11:20 AM, 2:40 PM and 5:50 PM to discuss my platform, natural disaster preparedness 

May 29, 2014

Press release "must read story" in Digital Journal promoting my joint webinar with Regroup called "Extreme Weather: Best Practices in Preparation and Communication" 

May 26, 2014

Cheryl's "Coastal Virginia Hurricane PrepareAthon Party" advertised in the events section in "Inside Business"

May 22, 2014

Bio featured in the Hurricane Awareness Tour's event in Tallahassee, FL to promote hurricane preparedness 

May 27, 2014

Feature article about my platform, natural disaster preparedness in the Suffolk News-Herald 

April 13, 2014

Interviewed on The Disaster Podcast on the Pro-Med Network

March 19, 2014

Featured in "Renew Magazine Women's Health and Wellness Expo" on Fox 43 News Segment, Norfokl, Virginia 

April 2014

JoJo's Little Black Dress names a dress "The Cheryl" after Mrs. Virginia International 2014

February 2014

Official speaker discussing pet preparedness at the World of Pets Expo

April 1, 2014

Guest on world-wide netcast, "Weather Brains" 

March 21, 2014

Article regarding raising $32,500 for the American Red Cross during the "Paint the Town Red' annual gala

March 24, 2014

Guest panelist on world-wide netcast, "Weather Brains"

April 3, 2014

Featured in the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) Dispatch newsletter

March 27, 2014

FEMA Individual and Community Preparedness e-brief

March 28, 2014

Access Virginia Beach newscast 

Featured in FEMA's National Preparedness publication

March 2014

FEMA's National Preparedness Community article. Must log in to see story. 

Virginia Beach public schools publication

March 20, 2014

Featured in Va Beach public school's "The Core" publication

Featured in NOAA newsletter

March 2014

NOAA's "Office of Education" monthly newsletter

March 2013

Fed Health's monthly newsletter

Featured in FEMA's national publication

March 13, 2014

Featured in FEMA's publication

January 18, 2014

Interviewed during WHSV-TV's 5 PM newscast about my platform, natural disaster preparedness 

January 10, 2014

My work commended by Virginia Delegate Rick Morris

November 2013

Ethereal Cupcakes named a new vegan & gluten-free chocolate cupcake "Hurricane Cheryl" after me to promote hurricane preparedness 

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