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

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

Ridgeland breaks ground on new City Hall complex

  Making healthy choices for the future

Rankin School Board to implement 2 mil tax hike

  Rankin County teen golfer headed to Trump tournament

Today is Salvation Army’s Do Good Day

Federal lawsuit against City of Jackson now settled

Rankin Supervisors vote to issue bonds

  Brandon’s Kellum Clark heading to MLB “Pipeline”

Public hearing on Rankin County bond issue June 17

  Kindergartner receives Kingston Frazier Courage Award

  Mississippi represented in food insecurity discussion in Washington

  Dangerous Driving: Apps to help you avoid distractions behind the wheel

Former Pearl HS football player out of hospital after being shot

One injured after two 18-wheelers crash on Lakeland Dr.

Sports Management Group to lease Smith Wills Stadium for 20 years