NEIGHBORHOOD WEATHER ANCHOR
Sherry Swensk wakes up early-rising TV viewers each day as the weather anchor for 8 News Now This Morning. She landed in Las Vegas in July of '94 - the night the Hilton sign blew down from terrific thunderstorms - and knew she was in the right place to do weather!
Sherry is a Texan through and through. She was born in Dallas and graduated from University of Texas at Arlington with a degree in radio & television. Sherry began her career editing TV programs like P.M. Magazine at WFAA-TV in Big D, and quickly moved west to Los Angeles, then on to beautiful San Francisco. She spent a few years eating sourdough bread, visiting the Wine Country and -- oh, yes -- editing and producing entertainment and travel shows, along with documentaries and nationally syndicated environmental reports.
But Sherry found her true calling using her gift of gab as a weather anchor! She started at KFSN in warm Fresno, Calif., doing weekend weather, but it just wasn't hot enough for her in the Central Valley. So she moved to Las Vegas to wake up at o'dark-thirty for Eyewitness News This Morning here at Channel 8. "It's a great way to beat the heat and the morning commute." Sherry is also part of the Eyewitness News at Noon team.
Her son, Ethan, loves to watch Mom on TV! Sherry spends her free time practicing baseball and watching Thomas the Tank Engine videos with Ethan, visiting Clark County schools for career fairs and to "talk weather," and volunteering to host/emcee fund-raising events for non-profit groups in the Las Vegas valley. "We have so many deserving organizations who are working to improve the quality of life for the people who call Las Vegas home."
"I love this town. It's so different, so quirky, and yet so real - full of normal people who want to make an honest living and raise a healthy, happy family. We have the world's spotlight on us and there couldn't be a more exciting place to live right now!"