Emmy award-winning anchor Sherry Margolis is a familiar face to FOX 2 viewers. She co-anchors FOX 2 News "Live at Eleven" and FOX 2 News at 5:30 p.m. Sherry is a veteran anchor who connects with people and loves telling their stories. She has won two regional Emmy awards for Best Anchor, from the Michigan chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
Sherry's special segment, "A Place to Call Home," profiles children in Michigan's foster care system who are seeking loving, permanent homes. Her stories have resulted in matches with adoptive families for several of the children.
Sherry also hosts and helps produce two award-winning annual special programs on FOX 2. "The Giving Guide" (formerly "Holiday Connection") highlights the efforts of public service organizations and individuals who are giving back to our community and making a difference, and provides a way for viewers to contribute or offer support. The show has won an Emmy award for Public Affairs, and also received an Award of Excellence from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters.
"Tribute to Our Troops" is an annual Veterans Day special that honors and profiles the servicemen and women in Michigan who serve and protect our country. The show has twice won the prestigious Edward R. Murrow regional award for Best Documentary, in 2008 and 2006. It has won two Emmy awards and has been honored by the Associated Press.
Sherry has also won Emmys for her reporting. Her story about twin sisters, both battling breast cancer, won an Emmy award in 2006; and her "Tough Stuff" reports, hard-hitting stories about the difficult problems facing people in contemporary society, won an Emmy in 2002.
Sherry was proud to be honored by the University of Michigan in 2002 with its first annual "Community Involvement Award," for her report on proposed changes that threatened the special education program in Michigan public schools. After her report aired, state officials dropped those proposed changes.
Sherry supports several local organizations, including Gleaner's Food Bank, the Alzheimer's Association, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation and the Asthma and Allergy Foundation. For many years she helped host the Jerry Lewis Labor Day Muscular Dystrophy Association telethon. She was the spokesperson for the "Rev Up to Read" program, sponsored by WJBK and Chrysler. She was also named one of the "Outstanding Young Women in America."
A native of Buffalo, New York, Sherry began her television news career in her hometown, where she worked as an anchor and reporter at WKBW-TV. She also worked in radio news at WKBW Radio, but started her broadcast career as producer and host of a daily morning children's TV program, "The Jelly Roll Review," at WUTV.
Sherry graduated cum laude from the State University of New York at Buffalo with a degree in English. She also did graduate work there as a teaching and research assistant in the Department of Communication.
Sherry loves the theatre, and has acted onstage and appeared in small roles in a handful of movies. She has three daughters and lives in metro Detroit. Her late husband, Jeffrey Zaslow, was an author and columnist at the Wall Street Journal.