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Cherri Gregg

Cherrie Gregg

Cherri Gregg is the community affairs reporter for KYW Newsradio 1060.

Gregg joined KYW Newsradio as a staff reporter in December 2010.  From the start, she focused on community and legal affairs, social justice, and grassroots issues of concern to residents of Philadelphia and the surrounding area.

As a licensed attorney with eight years’ experience, Gregg puts her law degree to work providing analysis and extensive coverage on many highly publicized community legal issues.

In 2012, Gregg spent months covering the implementation of Pennsylvania’s voter ID law.  She traveled to Harrisburg for a two-week trial and sat in on arguments before the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, filing reports for both KYW Newsradio and CBS 3 Eyewitness News.

In addition, Gregg was at the polls during both the 2012 April primary and on Election Day, reporting live on voter turnout and the status of the Commonwealth’s “soft rollout” procedures for the voter ID law.

Gregg reported on the US Supreme Court’s ruling concerning the Obama administration’s Affordable Care Act, and has provided analysis and coverage of community legal issues that include same-sex marriage, immigration reform, and juvenile justice.

In 2013, Gregg traveled to Washington, DC to cover the second historic inauguration of President Barack Obama, reporting live from the steps of the US Capitol.

Cherri Gregg believes in highlighting diverse perspectives, positive people, and cultural events in the area.  In 2013, she created and produced an original ten-day “Black History Month” series for KYW Newsradio, titled “Philadelphia Gamechangers.”   The series highlighted individuals and organizations making a positive impact in the area’s African-American community.

Before KYW Newsradio, Gregg worked as a freelance multimedia journalist.  She practiced law full time from 2002 until 2010 at top Am Law 100 law firms in Atlanta and Philadelphia.

Gregg holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Boston University, a Juris Doctor degree from Howard University School of Law, and a Master of Journalism degree (summa cum laude) from Temple University’s College of Communications and Theater, where she received the Louis Schiller Journalism Award in 2010 and the Meredith-Cronkite Fellowship in 2011.

Cherri Gregg is on the executive board of the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists, and is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar and the Georgia Bar.  In 2013 she was named among the NAACP’s most influential black women in the Philadelphia area.

Cherri believes in living with passion, and is frequently asked to moderate and speak on panels, emcee events, and give speeches on how to put one’s dreams into action.

And if you see her on the dance floor, don’t be surprised.  Cherri and her husband Kevin are known to “cut a rug” at a good party.  They also enjoy movies, jazz, and experiencing new adventures.

Cherri adds, “Do you have a story idea?  Are there issues you care about?  Do you know someone who cares enough about his or her community to make a positive impact? Tell me about it!  E-mail communityaffairs@kyw.com.”

Follow Cherri Gregg on Twitter @cherrigregg.

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Wilfredo Rojas, holding a photo of himself and his son. (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Arrest of Suspect in Son’s Philadelphia Murder Brings Measure of Solace to Parents

The victim’s family says they applied community pressure that forced the gunman to turn himself in.

KYW Newsradio 1060–5 hours ago

Nikki Johnson-Huston in the KYW Newsradio studio showing off her new app "Donafy." (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

New App Links Those In Need To Services

This successful Philadelphia tax attorney wanted to create an innovative way to help those in need. So she and her tech-savvy husband Shawn came up with a smartphone app to do that.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/02/2015

Sharswood Elementary School (Credit: CBS 3)

Parents Concerned After Students Fall Ill At Philadelphia School

Parents are demanding a South Philadelphia school be closed for at least a day to be sanitized after some students came down with an illness.

02/28/2015

(credit: CBS 3)

New Report Finds Philadelphia’s Stop And Frisk Still Targets Minorities

Civil rights groups have released a report analyzing data on the number of police stop and frisks in Philadelphia. The groups say tens of thousands of minorities are being stopped illegally.

02/25/2015

Wilfredo Rojas, holding a photo of himself and his son. (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

NJ NAACP Official Seeks Public’s Help Finding Suspect In Son’s Murder

Wilfredo Rojas is hoping his community work will encourage the public to help.

02/23/2015

Left to right:  Ray Giannantonio, secretary; Saverio Lacroce, president; Robert Recchiuti, director; and Robert Paglione, treasurer of Carz N' Toyz.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

A Love of Cars and a Love of Children Fuels Charitable Group’s Good Works

In the span of four years, the group that calls itself “Carz N’ Toyz” has donated about $300,000 worth of toys and medical equipment.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/23/2015

(Kenneth Scott, at the KYW Newsradio studios.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Gamechanger: Kenneth Scott and Beech Companies

The Beech Companies includes a nonprofit, a bank, a real estate company, and a media organization. Together they are working to revitalize a North Central Philadelphia neighborhood.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/20/2015

(Jerome Allen, men's head basketball coach at the University of Pennsylvania, photographed at the Palestra by Cherri Gregg)

Gamechanger: Jerome Allen

Penn basketball coach Jerome Allen is opening the door to opportunity for young people.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/19/2015

(Al Jarreau, seated at left, advises young jazz vocalists.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Area Music Students Get a Lesson In Jazz From Grammy Winner Al Jarreau

Jarreau conducted the master class — his first ever — as part of the Mann Center for the Performing Arts’ three-day “Artist N Residency” program.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/18/2015

(Lenora Thompson, with some members of her "Boys Book Club," at the KYW Newsradio studios.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Gamechanger: ‘Miss Lenora’ Thompson

Lenora Thompson formed the “Boys Book Club” to provide reading coaching — and other forms of support — to young black men in Philadelphia.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/18/2015

(The group Able Bodied Christian Men shovels snow from in front of a Philadelphia home.   Photo by Cherri Gregg)

For One Phila. Volunteer Group, Snowfall Means a Chance To Serve Those In Need

“This is our best way to show love,” says Jackie Wleh, founder of Able Bodied Christian Men, Inc.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/17/2015

Pastor Keith Goodman. Photo provided.

North Philadelphia Pastor Announces Candidacy For Philadelphia Mayor’s Race

Education, housing and jobs are the issues that pulled Keith Goodman, pastor of the North Philadelphia Seventh-day Adventist Church, into the race for mayor.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/17/2015

(Anton Moore, being interviewed at the KYW Newsradio studios.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Gamechanger: Anton Moore

When Anton Moore, 29, saw a problem in his South Philadelphia neighborhood, he joined up with fellow community activists and decided to seek solutions.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/17/2015

(Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Philadelphia’s Jewish History Museum Spotlights George Washington’s Efforts For Religious Freedom

A spokeswoman says Washington’s letter restating his now-famous famous words, “to bigotry no sanction, to persecution no assistance,” underscored his committment to freedom.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/16/2015

(Reggie Shuford.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Gamechanger: Reggie Shuford

Reggie Shuford has run the ACLU of Pennsylvania since 2011, during which time it challenged both the voter ID law and the same-sex marriage ban in the state.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/16/2015

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