From one-on-one interviews of big personalities to action-packed adventure shows, the career of Cher Calvin as a journalist has spanned across the Philippines and in the US.
The New York-born and raised daughter of Philippine leading man Roger Calvin, Cher was once a beauty queen. After studying in NYU and working behind the scenes at Time and CNN, she headed back to her Philippine roots and enjoyed a four-year career at ABS-CBN.
“The opportunity to work in front of the camera is something I wanted to do,” Cher said. “I was only in my early 20s. What an opportunity that was so I jumped on it. That was a dream come true.”
Cher had become a familiar face on different ABS-CBN News programs. She proved her versatility for the hard news and the fun stuff.
After five years in the Philippines, she came back to the US hitting local mainstream networks and for the past decade, she’s found a home at KTLA 5 as their anchor, winning four Emmy awards and a pair of Golden Mike awards. One of those Emmy’s was a product of her work running a telethon to benefit typhoon Yolanda survivors.
The mainstream glitz and glamour hasn’t kept Calvin from celebrating her Philippine roots. She is often seen at Filipino events.
“I’m Filipino” she firmly said. “It’s who I am and it’s something that’s never going to be away from me. I’m proud to be Filipino and I’m proud to be a part of these events because it brings up our culture and our pride.”
“We’re very excited to have Cher Calvin onboard Balitang America,” said ABS-CBN North America News Bureau Chief Paul Henson. “Share That With Cher Calvin brings new energy to the show. With Cher’s successful career on US mainstream TV, backed up by her true-blue ABS-CBN training, she reaches out to a whole new Filipino-American audience. Watch out! Cher is sure to give us great interviews with trend-leaders that are truly share-worthy!”
Balitang America also airs in the Philippines on ANC.