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Cheryl Devall

Cheryl Devall

Senior Radio Editor

Biography

Cheryl Devall is a senior radio editor at Reveal. She is a native Californian with Louisiana roots from which storytelling runs deep. As an editor and correspondent, she's worked for the Daily World in Opelousas, Louisiana (the birthplace of zydeco music); Southern California Public Radio; National Public Radio; “Marketplace;” The Mercury News in San Jose, California; and the Chicago Tribune. Devall has shared in three Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Awards for coverage of AIDS and black America, the 1992 Los Angeles riots and North Carolina 40 years after the federal war on poverty. She's based in Reveal's Emeryville, California, office.

Articles

Criminal Justice

Trial and terror

President Donald Trump has used the threat of foreign-born terrorists to justify his travel ban – but since 9/11, nearly every terrorist attack in the

Jun 24, 2017
Health Care

Misconceptions

The world’s first “test tube baby” turns 40 next year. As she’s grown up, so has the medical specialty that produced her: in vitro fertilization. It’s a big business addressing a big demand. On this episode of Reveal, we examine the stakes – and high costs – of IVF.

Jun 3, 2017
Criminal Justice

The kids aren’t all right

In elementary, middle and high schools, the Associated Press found a shocking level of sexual violence among students throughout the U.S. On this episode of Reveal, we delve into the results of AP’s yearlong investigation.

May 27, 2017
The Trump Era

Up against the wall

This episode of Reveal explores the political, logistical and geographic barriers that could get in the way of President Donald Trump’s plan for a bor

Mar 4, 2017
Environment

America’s digital dumping ground

You got that new gadget you wanted for the holidays – but what happens to your old ones? On this episode of Reveal, we talk to environmentalists who’re following the global trail of America’s electronic castoffs.

Jan 7, 2017
Accountability

Host of problems

On this episode, we examine what happens when au pairs in this country encounter long hours, low pay, cultural misunderstandings, occasionally abusive host families and the sense that they have no one to turn to when troubles crop up.

Nov 5, 2016
America's Ring of Fire

America’s ring of fire

Wildfires are getting bigger, more expensive to fight and closer than ever to where people live. The consequences can be deadly. The next episode of Reveal examines how wildfires got so dangerous – and how some areas are fighting back.

Oct 8, 2016
Money and Politics

Voting rights – and wrongs

This presidential election is the first since the Supreme Court gutted historic voter rights protections. Reveal examines the impact of state laws that rushed in to fill the void. Are they fighting fraud or changing election outcomes?

Oct 1, 2016