It is always good when you get a chance to report positive news especially when it involves a local person doing well. Such is the case for Cheri Preston of Quincy. Cheri is an award-winning broadcaster who has been anchoring ABC Radio’s mid-day hourly news and bottom-of-the hour updates on radio stations all across the country.  Just last week, Cheri was promoted to the main anchor position for ABC Radio news replacing long standing broadcaster Doug Limerick who is retiring.

Cheri has been behind the microphone for ABC Radio for some of the biggest stories of the past decade like the invasion of Iraq, the capture of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect, the Sandy Hook shootings and last week’s shootings in San Bernardino. She has also been the host of the weekly features program “Perspective.”

If the name Preston sounds familiar to recent students at Quincy Notre Dame High School and John Wood Community College, it’s because her father Dwayne Preston taught at both schools and currently lives in Quincy.

Prior to joining ABC News, Cheri studied at Quincy College and joined the morning team at WTMJ Radio in Milwaukee. She actually got her start as a newscaster and rock DJ at stations in Champaign and Carbondale, Illinois. She can be heard locally on WGEM-FM Radio.

Congratulations to Cheri Preston on working her way to the top of her field. ABC Radio’s top anchor just proved that hard work can get you somewhere.