Cheryl Jennings work has taken her around the world to Mexico, Kosovo (twice), Afghanistan, South Africa, Korea, Israel and the West Bank. She is the co-anchor of the ABC7 weekday news and “Beyond the Headlines”, recipient of six Gracie awards from the prestigious Alliance for Women in Media, and is an Emmy award winner. She has been anchoring the 5pm news for 26 years.
Most of Cheryl’s work focuses on children and family issues as well as the environment.
Cheryl’s reporting has been honored with two of the highest awards in broadcasting: the George Foster Peabody Award for coverage of the Loma Prieta earthquake and the Radio Television News Directors Association Edward R. Murrow Award for the earthquake of ’89 coverage.
Cheryl mentors people of all ages and consults with dozens of non-profits to help raise awareness and money for important Bay Area programs. In 2003, she co-founded a program to remove landmines in war torn countries, the “Roots of Peace Children’s Penny Campaign.” Bay Area school children helped raise 50 million pennies to remove landmines in Afghanistan. The money also helped build two schools there and repair four others. The campaign is expanding to Israel and the West Bank and Vietnam.