Thursday, May 26, 2022


 Cheryl Lasseter is leaving WLBT.  She announced on Facebook: 

Well my friends, I have some news for you. Tomorrow (Friday) is my last day at WLBT. Yes, after 21.5 years, I am turning off the news anchor microphone and taking a job with our family business, Great Southern Events. It's a decision I made months ago. I'm feeling a bit nostalgic because of this, so please enjoy this story I did in a very unique away a few years ago. I've always been proud of it. It took some editing skills!

She was good on the morning gig but she was a great investigative reporter.  Who can forget this classic: 


Best wishes. You were good.


Anonymous said...

I don't remember that. Who was that? Youtube says she was arrested by the Feds. What happened?

Anonymous said...

Pretty classy bunch of folks there. Can anyone advise of what the accused was actually accused of?

Anonymous said...

Wow that woman went to the David Archie School of Yelling The Same Thing Over And Over.

Anonymous said...

that stinks.
She was one of the only normal folks there

Anonymous said...

Lol, now that is getting a shot in on the way out the door ! As things change sooo much stays the same in Jack town Mithithippi.

Anonymous said...

Was this shown on TV? I cannot imagine a TV executive consuming air time with this spectacle.

Anonymous said...

You can't do nothing with them.......

Anonymous said...

Cheryl will always be HOT!

Anonymous said...

She seemed like a lovely person and good at conveying the news.

But for some reason her mic volume always made it seem like she was yelling.

The other on-air folks all seemed normal volume but I would jump every time they cut to her.

Not her fault clearly, and I wish her well!

Anonymous said...

Oh, Lordy Lord...

Anonymous said...

If I recall correctly, Cheryl L was attempting to interview a lady who offered tax preparation services who had been arrested for crimes related to applications for fraudulent tax refunds.

Anonymous said...

Tax Preparer was later sentenced to 52 months through a case in federal court.

Anonymous said...

I've watched 6 a.m. news for years. I have appreciated WLBT.COM for the breadth of their reporting on Jackson issues. Will miss Cheryl on that newscast!

Anonymous said...

I hate to hear this, but I wish only the best for Cheryl.

Has it really been twenty plus years since she arrived in the Jackson market from Maryland ?
I'm glad she chose to stick around !

And I do remember that video very well.
It reminded me of taking a broom and and knocking down a wasp nest, while all the wasps were taking their mid morning nap .

That video is a classic ! ( Up there with Fordice screaming " I'll kick your ass Burt Case"
or Burt fighting off the attacking dog in the middle of a street) .

Good luck Mrs. Lasseter !

Anonymous said...

....and that's why Jackson is the way Jackson is. Period. Cheryl is lucky she didn't get a cap bus in her.

Anonymous said...

@2:02pm. Bert? Is that you channeling thru 2:02?

Anonymous said...

Berrrrt Case

Anonymous said...

People still watch the local news?

Burke said...

Ah, Cheryl, you are cut from the finest cloth. Now, as for those bellicose women, I wonder if they have or had children. If so, one despairs of having any hope that the crime situation in Jackson would improve if only there were more discipline at home.

Anonymous said...

Sad she is leaving.
Won't be watching WLBT much anymore.

My favorite station is still WAPT. Megan, Keegan, & David.

Anonymous said...

Cameraman Tigre Taylor...great guy.

Anonymous said...

" Won't be watching WLBT much anymore."

In all honesty, all three local stations are identical.

But please don't blame the kids on camera.
Most are only passing through this piss ant market to add to their resume and advance to a much bigger market.

I've known a long time popular local anchor for over 20 years.

We have always given this local reporter Hell about the "stories" broadcasted every night by this reporter's local station.

This news personality has always had the same response.

" We have to report from the angle that
management dictates, or we risk termination".

So much for a free press ...

Anonymous said...

@11:49, I totally agree. The volume leveling of the news cast is awful. One second it’s rattling the speakers and then it’s so faint you can hardly hear it. I never notice this in other NBC content or other channels.

Anonymous said...

5:59, it is a free press. And you are free to watch whatever you choose, or don't watch any of it.

The "press" is a business, just like the local quickshop, tattoo parlor, restaurant, or whatever else you want to name. They are in business to make money, and they make that money by selling advertising - just as JJ does on this site.

They aren't in the business to satisfy you - they are in business to satisfy their market.

Watch or don't watch; its a you decide based on what they choose - or don't choose.

But it has nothing to do with your "free press" argument. In fact, it is the very epitome of the Free Press doctorine of the FIrst Amendment - the press is free to report whatever it chooses to do, despite the attempts of the Federalist (now Democratic) President John Adams when he got the Alien and Sedition Acts passed 224 years ago trying to shut down those in the business from reporting what his party didn't want reported.

Anonymous said...

Parts of this will be my new ring-tone.

Anonymous said...

Not to detract from 21 years of great reporting and community service from Mrs. Lasseter, but how in the name of Zeus can anyone in their right mind compare a media entity to a Tattoo parlor ?

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