Cheryl Preheim is the weekday evening anchor at 11Alive in Atlanta. She joined the WXIA family after working at TEGNA's sister station in Denver, KUSA 9NEWS, where she anchored the morning news.
She's been part of the NBC family for 19 years.
Cheryl has been honored with the prestigious National Edward R. Murrow award three times.
She has be awarded 11 Emmys, including the 2017 Southeast Emmy for Best Anchor. She has won Emmys for in-depth news coverage, breaking news reporting, feature reporting, writing, and for a half-hour documentary about her trip to Haiti. Cheryl wrote and produced the special, "From Haiti to Home."
She says in-depth interviews with Nobel Peace Prize recipient Malala Yousafzai, Former President Jimmy Carter, and virtuoso violinist Izhak Perlman are among her most memorable.
The Olympics have been a favorite assignment for Cheryl. She covered them four times traveling to London, England; Sochi, Russia, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Pyeong Change South Korea. She says she's loved the opportunity to get share the stories of many team USA athletes. She's closely followed the journeys of Olympians like 3 time Olympian Elana Meyers Taylor from Douglasville, 5-time gold-medal swimmer Missy Franklin and gold-medal skier Mikaela Shiffrin.
Outside of work, Cheryl loves to spend time with her husband and their four young children. Her youngest is two years old. She spends a lot of time volunteering with community organizations. Her family recently traveled to Peru on a service trip to work with women and children who have escaped abuse.
Cheryl and her family are very involved with organizations helping children with medical challenges. Her son, Joshua, had an unexpected open heart surgery in 2015. Her youngest child was born at Children's a few weeks after the surgery to be treated in the NICU. Cheryl started the “Brave Conquers Fear” profiles in courage based on the motto her son created before his surgery. She and her husband say they are grateful their children are doing well now. It gives their family a new appreciation for each day. Cheryl's family recently shared their story publicly for the first time.
If you have someone who has shown courage through a personal challenge or as they have committed to helping others, please let Cheryl know. She’d love to share their Brave Conquers Fear story. Email her story ideas!