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

  3 On Your Side Investigates: Numbers Don’t Lie

Lincoln County man charged for punching school principal, sheriff says

Three teens back in custody after escaping Oakley Youth Development Center

K9 Rico catches 16-year-old escapee after he committed armed robbery in Florence

2020 Vaping Summit aims to inform parents, teens, community

  Rankin Co. to ban vaping use, possession for anyone under 21

Semi-automatic rifle used in Jackson shooting during pizza delivery

  Ridgway Lane lawsuits consolidated by judge

Baby shot on New Year’s Eve still in critical condition

  Wash backpacks before school resumes, doctors advise

Wilcox takes reins at Flowood Chamber of Commerce

From Brandon to Jacksonville: Family tells the NFL journey of Gardner Minshew

  Mocktails: Enjoying the buzz without the booze

  22-year-old Yazoo City man arrested, charged with attempted murder

Yazoo County authorities search for violent crime suspect

Cape Cod murder suspect arrested in Yazoo County

Caught on camera: Halloween candy swiped in Rankin County

MS Dept. of Health awaiting autopsy results in infant’s daycare death

  Social Studies: The digital world and the toll on our children

Flowood residents vote in favor of 3 percent hotel and motel tax

Woman killed in motorcycle crash on I-20 in Jackson identified

  WATCH: Bold burglary caught on camera in Fondren

160th Mississippi State Fair preparations underway

Explore horse ownership at Safe Horse Auction

Cow injured, euthanized after fall from truck on I-20 in Pearl

  3 On Your Side Investigates: Ending the Fight

Rankin tax collection satellite office to expand

  Remembering Howard’s mother, Maude Ballou

Law firm offers free wills for first responders

Major water main break affecting businesses along Hwy 80 in Pearl