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Director Greg Whiteley On Netflix's 'Cheer'

Renee Bright


In December, Netflix released director Greg Whiteley’s docuseries “Cheer,” where it went on to become one of their most talked about and beloved shows of 2020.

Now it’s back in the spotlight this week after winning two top awards at the 2020 Critics Choice Real TV Awards

Whiteley’s series reveals the world of hyper competitive cheerleading through the story of its unlikely heroes: a cheer team from Navarro College, a small community college in Corsicana, Texas who have won the national championships 14 times since 2000. His cameras chart the team’s highs and lows – often quite literally – as they prepare for the 2019 NCA National Cheerleading Championship in Daytona Beach, Florida.

Doug Fabrizio has been reporting for KUER News since 1987, and became News Director in 1993. In 2001, he became host and executive producer of KUER's RadioWest, a one hour conversation/call-in show on KUER 90.1 in Salt Lake City. He has gained a reputation for his thoughtful style. He has interviewed everyone from Isabel Allende to the Dalai Lama, and from Madeleine Albright to Desmond Tutu. His interview skills landed him a spot as a guest host of the national NPR program, "Talk of the Nation." He has won numerous awards for his reporting and for his work with RadioWest and KUED's Utah NOW from such organizations as the Society of Professional Journalists, the Utah Broadcasters Association, the Public Radio News Directors Association and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.