Getting to Know Cheryl Renee

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COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - She helps wake you up every morning with a smile, but how much do you really know about morning anchor Cheryl Renee?

News Leader Nine's Taylor Barnhill sat down with Cheryl to see what unique traits, help shape her into the person she is today. Hopefully you'll learn much more in the special report, "Getting to Know Cheryl".

From the time she was old enough to walk, morning anchor, Cheryl Renee, has been dancing, "I was part of a traveling group. I danced as a leopard and I did tap. I've done ballet and jazz. Dancing has always been a part of me. I love it."

Her skills even landed her a spot as a Tigerette at Morhouse College.

"I loved it. We traveled with the band. We went to different schools and we were on the field during halftime, doing our routine and the splits. I loved it," Cheryl recalled.

When she wasn't dancing her way through Spellman, Cheryl found time to obtain three college degrees. But after graduation she wanted to expand her knowledge even more, "At the time I was looking to sell my home in Alabama and move to Georgia and I really liked it and the process of going through everything and I thought, this is something I can do. Towards the end of last year I completed my course work and took the exam and passed the Georgia real estate license. I have it now and its something I'm very proud of."

Another aspect of her life that followed Cheryl into adulthood is a unique collection, "It's a figurine called All God's Children and my mom started me on that years ago, probably while I was in college. She saw one that looked like me -- a little African American girl. They really are beautiful and I really love them."

Anyone who regularly watches the WTVM morning show knows... Cheryl Renee does not like cheese.

Cheryl said, "Mayonnaise, yogurt, sour cream, cream cheese, ranch dressing. Anything white, I've never liked. No cream cheese, nothing with cheese or the likeness of cheese in it will I eat."

But there is one thing Cheryl says she always eats, "No one knows about my cereal addiction until now. Frosted Flakes, Trix, when I'm on a health kick I'll do the Special K for a week or two then I'm back to my sugary cereals."

As long as its not cheese flavored cereal, Cheryl will eat it, "When you open up my cupboard, you'll see 10 boxes of cereal and I've always loved cereal. I have a specific bowl for my cereal. It's a huge cup with a handle and I pour it to the top and pour just a little milk -- just to get it wet -- because I don't really like milk. And that's how I eat it."

To further put her creative side into motion, Cheryl makes most of the jewelry she wears on the morning show. It's a new skill she picked up, but now you can start looking for her crafts hanging around her neck.