Cheddar News is the Voice of What's Next.
We feed our viewers’ curiosity about what's next with live news and original shows covering the people, ideas and innovations that are shaping their world. Weekday news covers the latest in business, culture, media, technology and innovation. And our original shows offer our viewers the opportunity to explore more and take a deeper dive into topics they find interesting and relevant.
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Since launching in 2016, Cheddar has been breaking the mold of traditional news with an authentic voice and fresh perspective that reflects the diversity, energy and intellectual curiosity of our viewers. We're available to watch live and on-demand across all traditional and OTT platforms.
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Michelle Castillo is a senior reporter at Cheddar News, focused on the intersection of technology, media and entertainment. Previously, she was a reporter at CNBC Digital, covering advertising and media. Castillo broke stories on Apple's content deals, inappropriate data use practices on Facebook, and Amazon's advertising ambitions, as well as did deep dives into Internet culture including child social media influencers and the soothing cult of ASMR. Her work has been published in the Los Angeles Times, Adweek, The Hollywood Reporter, and TIME. She's been a featured speaker and moderator at conferences including Web Summit, SXSW and Cannes Lions. Castillo has her Master's in Journalism from Columbia University, and holds Bachelor's degrees in Political Science and Communications from UCLA. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram.
Hena, a native New Yorker, joined Cheddar News in January of 2019 after working as a National Correspondent for CBS News in New York. There she anchored a segment called “The National Desk with Hena Doba” that aired on 100+ CBS stations across the country every morning. Hena also reports live from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange focusing on consumer, business and economic stories making headlines. During her television career, she has simultaneously taught journalism as an Adjunct Professor at Capital Community College and the Connecticut School of Broadcasting. In October of 2008, Hena became weekend anchor at WFSB-TV making her one of the first Pakistani anchors in the U.S.
Hena’s won several awards including an Emmy award for best team coverage of the Newtown Tragedy, Associated Press award for Best Spot News, Best Breaking News and Best Sports Feature and was reported Best Reporter by the readers of Hartford Magazine for two years in a row.
Jordan Kissane is a Senior Reporter and Talk Show Host at Cheddar News. A Miami, Florida native, Jordan earned her Bachelor's of Arts Degree at the Florida State University in 2016. After a short stint in Law School, Jordan began her journalism career in 2017 when she worked as an entertainment reporter and host for a Miami-based media outlet. After earning her Master's Degree in Journalism from Columbia University in 2019, Jordan accepted a production position with Inside Edition. Later, Jordan began working as an on-air reporter at News 12 Brooklyn. Shortly thereafter, she received an offer to begin hosting the network's good news talk show, On A Positive Note, and thus the "Good News Girl" was born.
When she's not covering feel- good, feature stories, in the field or reporting on the latest pop-culture news, Jordan hosts and produces On A Positive Note for News 12 Networks and Cheddar News. Jordan is a curious and enthusiastic journalist on a mission to improve the human condition, by sharing GOOD news because it does exist!
Shannon LaNier is an Emmy Award winning TV show host, news anchor & author. He started at Cheddar News in 2022. He is also a fatherhood family influencer as @MrShannonLanier on social media with more than 500,000 followers. Follow his hilarious journey as a positively present husband to his college sweetheart & dad to his 3 #LittleLaniers. Shannon came to Cheddar News following previous anchor positions at Black News Channel (BNC), CW39 Morning show in Houston, & the global pop-culture show “Arise Entertainment 360” also on BET.
Kristen Scholer is Cheddar News’ senior anchor. Before joining Cheddar News, Kristen was a reporter at The Wall Street Journal, penning a daily finance column and reporting across digital and print platforms. Prior to the Journal, Kristen was a writer and producer at CNBC. Kristen graduated cum laude from Northwestern University with a journalism degree.