How PH experience helped Cher Calvin's career in US

By Yong Chavez, ABS-CBN North America News Bureau

Posted at Sep 07 2013 12:31 PM | Updated as of Sep 07 2013 10:22 PM

HOLLYWOOD - For eight years now, Cher Calvin has been delivering the news to southern California. She anchors the nightly newscast of the KTLA, one of the area's top stations.

The Fil-Am former beauty queen-turned journalist started out as a news desk assistant editor at Time Magazine. She said she appreciates technology but practices traditional journalism methods which requires sourcing beyond Twitter.

"What we're trying to do is be accuurate and that is the most important part of our job--the accuracy of the information that we're giving out. That's something that our team at KTLA they're really good at," said Calvin.

She added, "You need to vet every source and Twitter is useful for many things but at the same time it can be dangerous for news organizations who might want to jump and be the first with the information".

Calvin had an active media career in the Philippines as a journalist and television host. She hopes to join her former "F Girls" co-hosts in a reunion next year.

She said working in Manila from 1998 to 2003 gave her valuable career training.

"Most of all I learned more about the business and learning how to be on television, how to host events, to be a part of a talk show, you name it, I did it all there and I'm very grateful," she said.

Calvin won an Emmy in 2005 when she was part of KTLA's morning show where she had the opportunity to interview many newsmakers.

Her future projects include some personal plans.

"Now is the time for me to have a family. I would like that very much," she said.