Cheryl Burton, now in her 30th year as news anchor at top-rated ABC-owned WLS-Channel 7, has been named to iHeartMedia Chicago's 2022 class of Women Who Win.
Coinciding with Women's History Month, the honor celebrates the achievements of prominent women who've "made a significant impact in the community as a direct result of their exceptional leadership."
It's presented by iHeartMedia Chicago and YWCA Metropolitan Chicago, joined this year by Chicago Foundation for Women.
This year's 11 recipients will be honored throughout March with a series of on-air and digital vignettes appearing on iHeartMedia Chicago’s six radio stations, websites and social media.
The honorees are:
Cheryl Burton, news anchor, ABC 7 Chicago
Dr. Ngozi Ezike, director, Illinois Department of Public Health
Sol Flores, Deputy Governor, State of Illinois
Pastor Kimberly Ray-Gavin, senior pastor, Angie Ray Ministries, Church On The Rock
Josephine Lee, president, Chicago Children’s Choir
Phyllis Lockett, founder and CEO, LEAP Innovations
Annette Nance-Holt, Fire Commissioner, Chicago Fire Department
Brenda Palms, president and CEO, North Lawndale Employment Network and CEO, Sweet Beginnings, LLC
Laura Ricketts, director of the Chicago Cubs Major League Baseball Club, chair of the board of Chicago Cubs Charities and co-founder of Beyond Barriers
Ann B. Taylor, Mayor, City of Waukegan
Nancy Wright, CEO, Girl Scouts of Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana
“Women Who Win Class of 2022 Virtual Exchange” — noon to 1 p.m. April 28 on Facebook Live — will feature the honorees sharing their insights and answering questions from radio listeners and the community.
“iHeartMedia Chicago is celebrating the success of 11 extraordinary women who have made an indelible mark in their companies and our communities,” said Matt Scarano, president of iHeartMedia Chicago. “It is an honor to showcase their accomplishments during Women’s History Month and beyond.”
The group includes hip-hop WGCI 107.5-FM, R&B WVAZ 102.7-FM, gospel WGRB 1390-AM, adult contemporary WLIT 93.9-FM, rock WCHI 95.5-FM and Top 40 WKSC 103.5-FM.
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