Cheryl Corley Biography
Cheryl Corley is an American journalist who serves as a Chicago-based NPR correspondent who works for the National Desk. She reports on breaking news and criminal justice topics in the Midwest and around the country.
Cheryl Corley Age
Corley likes to keep her personal life private hence she has not yet disclosed the date, month, or the year she was born. However, she might be in her 40’s.
Cheryl Corley Height
Corley stands at a height of 5 ft 4 in. (1.64 m)
Cheryl Corley Family
Corley has managed to keep her personal life away from the limelight hence she has not disclosed any information about her parents. It is also not known if Corley has any siblings.
Cheryl Corley Husband
Corley is very private about her personal life therefore it is not known if she is in any relationship. There are also no rumors of her being in any past relationship with anyone.
Cheryl Corley Net Worth
Corley has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which she has earned through her career as a journalist.
Cheryl Corley Salary
Corley earns an annual salary ranging between $ 45,000 – $ 110,500.
Cheryl Corley Education
Corley is a former Bradley University trustee and a cum laude alumnus of the university in Peoria, Illinois.
Cheryl Corley Career
Corley is a journalist who serves as a Chicago-based NPR correspondent who works for the National Desk. She works as part of a team as a criminal justice correspondent and is particularly interested in issues and reform attempts that affect women, girls, and juveniles. She’s written about programs that help incarcerated mothers raise their children in prison, pre-apprenticeships in prison designed to reduce female recidivism, Illinois officials’ efforts to rethink the state’s juvenile justice system, and a push in North Dakota to reform the use of solitary confinement.
Corley has covered some of the country’s most important news stories for NPR for more than two decades. She’s covered the governor’s office in Virginia and a blackface photo, the iconic Trayvon Martin shooting in Florida, and mass shootings in Orlando, Florida, Charleston, South Carolina, Chicago, and other cities. She’s also covered the election of Chicago’s first black female and lesbian mayor, President Barack Obama’s campaign and re-election, the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina and oil spills along the Gulf Coast, as well as numerous other disasters, and the funeral of Aretha Franklin, the “queen of soul.”
Corley has also appeared on NPR series such as Weekend, All Things Considered, Morning Edition and the now-defunct Tell Me More and News and Notes. She was the news director at Chicago’s public radio station, WBEZ, before joining NPR, where she oversaw an award-winning team of reporters. She also covered the administrations of the city’s first black mayor, Harold Washington, and others that followed as a City Hall reporter. She has also been on a number of Chicago television news programs as a panelist.
Corley’s work has been recognized by the National Association of Black Journalists, the Associated Press, the Public Radio News Directors Association, and the Society of Professional Journalists, among others. She won the Studs Terkel Award for excellence in reporting on Chicago’s varied communities from the Community Media Workshop, as well as the Herman Kogan Award for reporting on immigration issues. Corley worked as a reporter and news director for WCBU, a public radio station in Peoria, and as a television director for WEEK-TV, an NBC affiliate. She is a former President of the Chicago Association of Women Journalists (AWJ-Chicago).
She also co-founded the Cindy Bandle Young Critics Program. AWJ-Chicago and the Goodman Theatre first collaborated on a critics/journalism training program for female high school students. Corley has also served on the board of directors and as president of Community Television Network, an organization that teaches video and multimedia production to Chicago youngsters.
Corley is currently working at NPR where she works alongside other famous NPR anchors and reporters including;
- Erika Beras
- Howard Berkes
- Adrian “Stretch” Bartos
- Amanda Aronczyk
- Ramtin Arablouei
- Deborah Amos
- Bobby Allyn
- Greg Allen
- Rund Abdelfatah