Cheryl Hurd - NBC Bay Area

Cheryl Hurd

Cheryl Hurd is an NBC Bay Area news reporter in the Oakland Bureau, and primarily appears on the 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. newscasts



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    Cheryl Hurd is an NBC Bay Area reporter, and you can find her on the 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11p.m. newscasts.

    She has been with the station for a 15 years.

    Cheryl was born and raised in Vallejo, California. She graduated from California State East Bay.

    "Reporting is a lot of fun, but it is definitely challenging," Hurd said. "I started out in the late 70's, believe it or not. Back then we had two person crews and film! Now your cameraperson shoots, edits and runs the live truck. I write for television and the web. I don't work the camera, but that will be coming soon."

    She enjoys her job because she meets all types of people every day.

    As an accomplished reporter, Cheryl has been honored with an award from the Bay Area Black Journalist Association.

    She was nominated for an Emmy by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences San Francisco for her breaking news report on Occupy Oakland in 2012 and the freeway collapse in April 2007.

    Cheryl loves breaking news. She was also the first to report about the BALCO steroid scandal that rocked the sports world back in 2003. She was also the first TV reporter to interview former NBA All-star Latrell Sprewell after he choked his coach in 1997.

    Cheryl is one of the founding members of Friends of Faith, a non-profit organization that raises money for women diagnosed with breast cancer in the East Bay.

    Cheryl is married and has one sister. No children, only two dogs, Penny and Stripe. Most of her family lives in the Bay Area; therefore her favorite holiday is Thanksgiving.