Cherie Berkley is an assistant managing editor at WebMD, responsible for writing daily news stories and health features and editing health news content and special initiatives.
In 2006, Ms. Berkley won a coveted international fellowship to go to Tanzania and Zanzibar to cover the death grip HIV/AIDS and malaria has in Africa. In 2007, the National Association of Black Journalists awarded her a "Salute to Excellence" award in the category of New Media- Best Commentary for blog coverage of her travels.
Prior to joining WebMD in 2003, Ms. Berkley worked as a business news producer and writer at CNN International. Earlier in her career at Turner Broadcasting, she worked for CNN USA in Atlanta as a coordinating producer for the business program, Moneyline. Before her four-year stint at CNN, Ms. Berkley produced national, award-winning television documentaries for the A&E network and worked as a television news health reporter and anchor at a CBS affiliate in Illinois. She also has experience as a freelance writer both online and in print.
Ms. Berkley earned a master of science in journalism degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. She also holds a bachelor of arts in English from Emory University.