is the main weekday anchor for the 5:00 and 5:30 newscasts and the twice Emmy-nominated 9 PM newscast.
has won many journalism awards.
Some include the Russell L. Cecil Medical Journalism Award given by the Arthritis Foundation for her story "Joints In Motion," the International Communicator Award of Excellence for her part in the series "Portraits of Courage," and the Outstanding Friendship Award given by Tulsa International Airport and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
5:00 newscast has also won a Katie Award from the Press Club of Dallas
for best Newscast, and her
nine o'clock newscast has been nominated twice for a regional Emmy.
For the past four years she
has been voted by Oklahoma Magazine
as the Best Local Media Personality.
Chera studied at Richmond University in Kensington, England and at Colorado State University, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts Degree.
Her journalism career began in news radio at KHOW in Denver, Colorado, and switched to television at KYMA in Yuma, Arizona.
She has also worked at KTVK in Phoenix, KCOY in Santa Maria, California, and at KVBC in Las Vegas, where she was voted one of the top three favorite local anchors.
is involved with many local organizations, including the American Heart/Stroke Association
, and the American Lung Association
The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
has also named Chera
as one of Tulsa's Top Twenty Leaders, and she
also devotes much of her
time to the Muscular Dystrophy Association
searching for a cure for Lou Gehrig's disease.
Having worked as an anchor and reporter, she has also expanded her resume to columnist and author.
writes columns for Oklahoma Magazine
and is currently one of 50 journalists to co-author a book for charity called Faces of Freedom, a collection of stories from each of the 50 states on young men and women who have given their lives in the current conflict.
The proceeds from this book go to the Wounded Warrior Project and Fisher House.
Chera loves to exercise and enjoys running.
ran the Walt Disney World Marathon in Orlando, Florida to benefit the American Heart and Stroke Association
in honor of family members who have had strokes and heart disease.
enjoys golf and acrobatic flying and is also a former competitive figure skater.
One of her
proudest ice skating moments was skating pairs during a live newscast with 1988 Olympic Gold Medalist Brian Boitano.
And finally, it's been an ongoing process, but Chera
still plans to begin studying for her
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