Cheryl Lasseter

Cheryl Lasseter

News Anchor/Reporter

Jackson, MS

Cheryl Lasseter grew up in Bel Air, Maryland, a suburb nestled about 45 minutes away from Baltimore.

She worked at Oriole Park at Camden Yards for a short time, then realized her true calling was TV news. After one year at WMDT-TV in Salisbury, Maryland, she traveled West to take an education-reporting job at WLEX-TV in Lexington, Kentucky.

In October 2000, an anchoring position at the #1 station in Mississippi beckoned her down to Jackson, and she has been enjoying it ever since.

Cheryl's on-camera work has stretched beyond the television screen to the silver screen. Catch her chasing actor Richard Gere down the street, microphone in hand, in the movie "Runaway Bride".

In December 2006 she received a Master's Degree in Applied Communication from Mississippi College, with a 4.0 grade point average.

Since she moved to Mississippi, Cheryl has gotten married and given birth to two sons. Sean Michael Lasseter was born in December 2002. Mason Wayne Lasseter came into the world in December 2007.

Cheryl is the recipient of numerous Associated Press Broadcasting Awards, including three 1st place awards for outstanding investigative reporting.

Cheryl graduated from the FBI Citizens' Academy, Jackson Division, in May 2012.


  • Numerous first place AP awards for Investigative, General Assignment and Education stories


  • Towson University, B.A. Communication Studies
  • Mississippi College, M.A. Applied Communication

Recent Articles by Cheryl

  St. Jude treats Memphis boy who is now thriving, running marathons

Catching up with Jeff Thompson, winner of 2020 St. Jude Dream Home

  St. Jude Dream Home tickets available Thursday, Feb. 4

Construction on 2021 St. Jude Dream Home going well

No Christmas spirit: Salvation Army burglar sought in Vicksburg

Groundbreaking begins for the 2021 St. Jude Dream Home

3 On Your Side: Viewers concerned about flooded street

  Navigating Thanksgiving as an Alzheimer’s caregiver

  Living with Alzheimer’s: A caregiver’s story

  UMMC offers procedure to help you breathe easier

  Continental, Hinds CC offer new paid apprenticeships

  Alzheimer’s Disease: What it is, and preventative steps you can take

  Volunteers needed for ‘The Longest Day’ Alzheimer’s event

Get ready for the Mississippi State Fair!

  Winner of 2020 St. Jude Dream Home announced!

Cars line up for Dept. of Agriculture dairy food box giveaway

  Rankin County Schools announce one-week delay, hybrid start for all students

Brookhaven School District delays school start

Yazoo City Interim Police Chief tests positive for COVID-19

St. Jude Dream Home Giveaway is one month away!

Coronavirus test with false positives not used by Miss. Department of Health

Alternate route teaching sessions hosted on Zoom

Rankin County jury trials to resume inside Brandon City Hall

Hinds CC implements ACT Superscore policy

Rankin Schools to have restart plan by July 17

Fairgrounds testing site to be moved

  Memorial Day ceremony held in City of Brandon

  Scott County stabbing victim declines to press charges

  Two Flowood business owners continue to support St. Jude

Scott Co. Sheriff getting conflicting stories on stabbing