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

  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

  How St. Jude continues to touch the life of patient Liza

Man stabbed during fight at Scott County party

  A walk-thru of the 2020 St. Jude Dream Home!

  The perfect Mother’s Day gift: A St. Jude Dream Home ticket!

  Baseball fields open, but tournaments remain on hold

  ‘It’s like the sun slowly rising:’ Dad describes son’s successful treatment at St. Jude

  Catching up with St. Jude patient Londyn

  St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital helps patients like Charlotte

Buy your 2020 St. Jude Dream Home ticket Thursday for a chance to win the Early Bird Prize!

Reduce waste or garbage pickup could run behind, says Brandon Mayor

Rankin Schools provide update on distance learning, grades

  Expect road closures as MDOT removes oak trees in Rankin County

  St. Jude helps patients like Zoe, and it’s all free of charge

  St. Jude cares for patients like Carson free of cost

Brandon High School to roll out online learning

  Here’s the 2020 St. Jude Dream Home Tickets on Sale Prize!