Founder & Owner
Prepare With Cher, LLC
About Cheryl Nelson
Cheryl Nelson is an award-winning, certified broadcast meteorologist and tv host with nearly two decades of television experience. In addition to hosting both national and local lifestyle TV shows, Cheryl frequently provides freelance national television weather reports for The AccuWeather Network and has also appeared on BBC World News, Fox and Friends, The Real, The Weather Channel and CNBC.
The founder & owner of Prepare with Cher, LLC, Cheryl also works as a natural disaster preparedness expert. As a FEMA-certified instructor for the National Disaster Preparedness Training Center (NDPTC), Cheryl educates emergency managers, first responders and school officials about key information, methods, and techniques recommended when preparing for, communicating during, and responding to severe weather events. Additionally, her successful satellite media tours about severe weather/hurricane preparedness are seen by millions of people nationwide each year.
Cheryl received the Certified Broadcast Meteorologist designation from the American Meteorological Society (AMS) in 2009. Respected in the weather community, Cheryl served as the 2020 Chair of the AMS Broadcast Board of Directors. In this role, Cheryl managed all board matters, acted as a liaison between broadcast meteorologists and AMS staff, and co-chaired the 2020 AMS Broadcast Conference at the AMS Centennial Meeting in Boston. She also oversaw video submissions for the AMS’s Certified Broadcast Meteorologist (CBM) designation, where she provided constructive feedback to applicants regarding their explanation of the ‘weather story’ through communication, weather graphics and on-camera presentation.
As a consultant with Weather Elevate, Cheryl also shares her television expertise by working with TV stations across the U.S. to help their weather team meteorologists tell more engaging weather stories both in the studio and in the field.
A graduate of Penn State University, Cheryl holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Meteorology with an emphasis in Communications. Cheryl recently completed a 7-year term as a board member for the Penn State GEMS (Graduates of Earth and Mineral Sciences) Board of Directors. Currently, she serves as a member of the Penn State Meteorology Department Development Committee.
Learn more about Cheryl by visiting www.PrepareWithCher.com. Follow Cheryl on social media at @CherylNelsonTV.