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Cheryl Elias

Cheryl EliasCheryl Ann Elias, news anchor and reporter at KYW Newsradio, is an award-winning career broadcast journalist with extensive network and major market experience in radio and TV.

A graduate of Chestnut Hill College with a degree in English literature and philosophy, Cheryl was interested in becoming an anthropologist.

She traveled the world for a couple of years and spent months studying tribal life and doing nature photography in East Africa before coming home to do some graduate work at the University of Pennsylvania.

A short while later Cheryl landed an executive producer’s job at Philadelphia’s TV 29 for a weekly public affairs program.

Elias has written for Charles Osgood of CBS News, covered city hall politics for WNBC Radio in New York, and anchored for all-news WCBS in New York and the RKO Radio Network.

Philadelphia residents will remember her voice as midday anchor on WCAU Radio News during the 1970s.

She co-anchored morning news for WTOP in Washington, DC, anchored a midday magazine program there, and has served as the New Haven bureau chief for WFSB-TV in Hartford, Connecticut.

It was during her time in New York that she gave birth to her son, Michael.

Cheryl has also spent a few years working with battered women and children, the homeless mentally ill, and the chronic mentally ill in South Jersey. She returned to the profession she loves when she joined KYW Newsradio in 1996 as a news reporter and anchor.

Cheryl grew up in Greensburg, Pa., near Pittsburgh, where her mom performed in local theatre productions and her salesman dad dabbled in show business himself, writing lyrics and music for songs recorded in the 1950s by Patti Paige and The Four Aces.

Cheryl was born a talker. Her mother says she began spouting full sentences at the tender age of nine months. And radio stations were her early playgrounds as her song-writing dad would cart her in one arm, and demo records in the other, into their studios.

At the age of three Cheryl began ballet lessons and continued her training with local teachers and then at the Pittsburgh Playhouse School of The Theatre for the next sixteen years.

She has won media awards for her news writing and reporting in New York and Pennsylvania, including the prestigious “Sandy Starobin” Award from the Pennsylvania Associated Press for enterprise reporting. She has covered everything from pancake breakfasts to presidential inaugurals to the marriage of Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana.

She has lectured to various groups about her career and life, and has written two books.

Cheryl says she is interested in so many things that one lifetime isn’t enough to “cover” them all. She enjoys nature, photography, architectural design, reading, decorating, music (especially Mozart and Bob Seeger), art, meditation, comparative religion, and alternative medicine. She considers her family and friends to be her greatest gifts.

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Entertainment Giant Closes Out One-Woman Show In Bucks County

Actress Lainie Kazan will close out her two-night, one-woman show in Bucks County tonight.

06/28/2014

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Memorial For “Wild Bill” To Take Place Next Week At Kimmel Center

Guarnere passed away in March at the age of 90 and he was one of a kind.

04/26/2014

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Thanskgiving Table Set Aboard Battleship New Jersey

A nearly decade-long Thanksgiving tradition is coming to an end in New Jersey, but a new one is taking its place.

11/24/2013

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Philadelphia Boys & Girls Clubs Hosts Showcase Of Wine And Cheese Fundraiser

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Philadelphia are holding an “adult” fundraiser at the Convention Center Friday, May 10th from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

05/05/2013

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Thanksgiving Feast Awaits Troops In Cherry Hill

A warm welcome and a Thanksgiving feast await military men and women who can’t be with their families this holiday.

11/21/2012

Joe Piscopo

Burlington County Restaurant To Showcase Popular Entertainer

Atlantic City isn’t the only South Jersey town where you can see big name talent in an intimate supper club atmosphere.

10/27/2012

Stroke survivor Lisa O'Rear (right) with her mother (left).

Strides For Stroke 5k Marks 18th Year

The Dr. Howard Mazer Memorial Strides for Stroke 5k Run/Walk marks its eighteenth year.

06/10/2012

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‘Saturday Night Live’ Cast Members Reunite For Philadelphia Charity’s Fundraiser

Joe Piscopo will host and kick laughs around with Cheri Oteri, Victoria Jackson and sometime SNL guest comedian Jeff Norris.

04/13/2012

Thousands turned out last year to greet the troops (credit: Cheryl Elias)

The 8th Annual ‘Thanksgiving For The Troops’ In Cherry Hill

If you want to show your appreciation for the troops Thanksgiving morning grab a flag and head to Cherry Hill.

11/23/2011

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Attorney Says Both Sides Should Accept Gag Order In Basement Of Horrors Trial

The Philadelphia DA’s office is expected to argue in court today on their motion for an order to limit publicity in the basement dungeon case. A local defense attorney sees no reason why either side would object.

11/02/2011

Philadelphia defense attorney Richard Hawk

As Casey Anthony Is Released, Local Attorney Questions Media Frenzy Around Trial

A Philadelphia defense attorney says death penalty murder trials begin and end every day across the country without the media scrutiny the Casey Anthony Case has received. He says this may lead to a distorted view of the justice system.

07/17/2011

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Local Author Has ‘Wisdom To Know The Difference’

In ‘The Wisdom to Know the Difference’, Philadelphia author Eileen Flanagan writes about The Serenity Prayer and shares stories of the impact it has had on her life and the lives of others.

10/02/2010

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