Cheryl Nelson is a TV host and natural disaster preparedness expert - a timely profession in today’s world. As a FEMA & AMS certified broadcast meteorologist, Cheryl helps save lives by teaching the public how to prepare for hurricanes, wild fires, earthquakes, tornados, thunderstorms, extreme winter weather, heat waves and volcanos.
Cheryl’s has appeared on Fox and Friends, the national talk show The Real, The Weather Channel, The AccuWeather Channel and CNBC. She also hosted the TV special Get Ready America: The National Hurricane Survival Test which aired in fifty television markets in the United States. Her successful satellite media tour on hurricane preparedness and the lifesaving importance of generators and disaster preparedness kits aired on thirty television and radio stations nationwide.
Working tirelessly to educate on severe weather safety, Cheryl is affiliated with the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration and is an ambassador for Weather-Ready Nation. She is also a keynote speaker at worldwide events and conferences, involved in projects with Storm Center Communications and the United States Department of Defense. In addition, Cheryl is an instructor and meteorologist for FEMA’s National Disaster Preparedness Training Center.
On a lighter note, she is the co-host of the popular weekday lifestyle TV show Coast LIVE on WTKR-TV in Norfolk, Virginia. The show covers trending topics, beauty, fashion, cooking, science, travel, pets and celebrity interviews. Actress Katie Holmes, HGTV’s Property Brothers Drew and Jonathan Scott and Olympic Gold gymnast and Dancing with The Stars winner Laurie Hernandez have been some of her guests.
In addition to her TV work as a talk show host, meteorologist and on-air product spokesperson for Cummins Generators, Cheryl has appeared in commercials and promotional videos. Brains and beauty… Cheryl was crowned Mrs. Virginia International in 2014 and then went on to place in the top 10 at the Mrs. International Pageant.
A graduate of Penn State University, Cheryl now serves on the American Meteorological Society Broadcast Board and is co-chair of the 2018 American Meteorological Society Broadcast Conference. She was also awarded honorable mention for FEMA Individual and Community Preparedness Award for Awareness to Action.
On a personal note, Cheryl is a world traveler and has been to twenty five countries in five years. Recently she has traveled to Iceland, Chile and New Zealand.