Sherry Margolis




South High School





Sherry Margolis, 1973 – Sherry Margolis is currently a television news anchor at the Fox affiliate WJBK-TV in Detroit, MI. Her career path to becoming a professional journalist began when she was a student at South High where she served as editor of the school newspaper, Billboard, and wrote the school’s Amherst Bee column. Sherry was comfortable being in front of an audience, performing in school plays and musicals, and singing in the Choraleers. She then attended the State University of New York at Buffalo graduating cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in English. She also attended graduate school at UB and was a teaching assistant in the Department of Communication. Her first television job was as host and producer of a children’s program, “The Jelly Roll Review” at WUTV in Buffalo. She landed a job as a reporter and anchor at WKBW-TV Channel 7 and WKBW-AM radio, both local powerhouses in the early eighties.

In 1984, Sherry moved to Detroit, the seventh largest national media market at the time. She has spent 25 years at WJBK, a rare feat in the highly competitive world of television news. Sherry has won six local Emmy awards in Detroit including two for Best News Anchor. She has won two prestigious Edward R. Murrow regional awards for a documentary called, “Tribute to Our Troops”, which also won honors from the Society of Professional Journalists, the Associated Press, and the Michigan Association of Broadcasters.

Sherry is active in her community supporting organizations such as the Gleaners Food Bank, the Alzheimer’s Association, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and the Asthma and Allergy Foundation. For many years, she served as host of Detroit’s broadcast of the Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy Association Telethon. In 2002, the University of Michigan presented her with its first annual, “Community Involvement Award” for her report on proposed government changes that threatened special education programs in Michigan schools. Sherry is married to Wall Street Journal columnist and author, Jeffrey Zaslow. They have three daughters and reside in suburban Detroit.