WAPT Names Cheryl Stroy Assistant News Director

By Kevin Eck 

Jackson, Mississippi ABC affiliate WAPT has named Cheryl Stroy assistant news director.

This is a move within Hearst for Stroy, who comes from WVTM in Birmingham, Alabama, where she was an executive producer for over three years. Before that, she held key positions in various markets, including Greenville, North Carolina, and Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

“Cheryl’s passion for news is contagious, and her track record of success speaks for itself,” says Lee Neely, WAPT news director. “I have no doubt that she will make a significant impact on our team, and her expertise will elevate our news coverage to new heights. We look forward to working with Cheryl as we strive to lead the market in delivering top-notch weather coverage, breaking news, and engaging content to our viewers.”


“We are delighted to welcome Cheryl Stroy as our assistant news director,” said president and general manager Peter Keith. “Her extensive experience and dedication to journalistic excellence make her the ideal candidate for this position. We are confident that
Cheryl’s leadership and innovative ideas will contribute to our continued success in the market.”