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Oklahoma's Own: Chera Kimiko

Chera Kimiko

A well known face in Tulsa, Chera co-anchors the News On 6 at 9 newscast on Tulsa CW.

An award-winning journalist, Chera's honors include an Edward R. Murrow award, the Russell L. Cecil Medical Journalism Award, the International Communicator Award of Excellence, 40 under 40 in Oklahoma and the Outstanding Friendship Award given by the Tulsa International Airport and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

A graduate of Colorado State University and Richmond University in Kensington, England, Chera began her career at radio station KHOW in Denver and then switched to television at KYMA in Yuma. She has also worked at KOKI, KTVK, KCOY, and KVBC.

Chera is involved with American Heart/Stroke Association, The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Muscular Dystrophy Association and the American Lung Association.

For the past 10 years she has been voted by Oklahoma Magazine as the Best Local Media Personality. Chera was also voted as one of the Top 40 Under 40 Leaders in the state of Oklahoma, and she was also named as the Absolute Best Of Tulsa Television News Person.

Having worked as an anchor and reporter, Chera has also expanded her resume to columnist and author. Chera writes columns for Oklahoma Magazine and is currently one of 50 journalists to co-author a book for charity called Faces of Freedom, a collection of stories from each of the 50 states on young men and women who have given their lives in the War On Terror. The proceeds from this book go to the Wounded Warrior Project and Fisher House.

Chera loves to exercise and is a former competitive ice skater. One of her most exciting ice skating moments was skating pairs during a live newscast with 1988 Olympic Gold Medalist Brian Boitano. 

And finally, Chera is also a Boston Qualifying marathon runner. Her first marathon was the Walt Disney World Marathon in Orlando, Florida to benefit the American Heart and Stroke Association in honor of family members who have died from strokes and heart disease. Her 16th marathon will, again, be running the prestigious Boston Marathon in April.

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