The American Red Cross of Greater Chicago today announced the appointment of Cheryl Scott, NBC-5 Meteorologist, to the organization’s Board of Directors.
“As one who studies and reports on severe weather patterns, Cheryl is uniquely positioned to join our organization,” said Fran Edwardson, Chief Executive Officer, American Red Cross of Greater Chicago. “I am grateful for the expertise and knowledge she brings to our Board of Directors.”
As a board member, Scott joins an active team of diverse professionals who help guide the strategic direction of Red Cross activities across the 13-county region.
Prior to joining NBC-5, Scott worked a meteorologist for NBC affiliate, WBIR, in Knoxville, TN. Scott was on air during the historic April 27, 2011 tragic tornado outbreaks in the Knoxville area and worked with the Red Cross following that disaster.
"In times of disaster, the American Red Cross helps people throughout the world impacted by tragedy,” said Scott. “I will utilize my training as a meteorologist and the tools of social and digital media to help the Red Cross better prepare, protect and keep people safe in severe weather situations. It's an honor and privilege to join the Board of Directors."
Social media users can follow Scott on Twitter @CherylScottWX and the American Red Cross of Greater Chicago @ChicagoRedCross.
Scott began her broadcast career in the summer of 2006 as an intern at WCAU-NBC10 in Philadelphia. Shortly after, she joined WSEE in Erie, PA in 2007 as weekend meteorologist. She also forecasted for the Caribbean and Central America, including more than 30 islands and locations, for a 24-hour Caribbean Weather Channel.
Scott graduated from Brown University in 2007 with a Bachelor's Degree in Geological Sciences and received her Meteorology Certification in 2010 through the Mississippi State's Distance Learning Program.
About the American Red Cross
The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. The American Red Cross of Greater Chicago leads a regional grouping in Illinois and Northwest Indiana that serves more than 9.6 million people. Follow us on Twitter @ChicagoRedCross. For more information: redcross.org.