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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.

Follow Cherri Gregg on Twitter @cherrigregg.

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John Jordan at the podium, along with leaders from more than a dozen community groups at a press conference announcing the Hands Across Philadelphia march at Catalyst for Change Church. (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Community Leaders Organize Hands Across Philadelphia Anti-Violence March

Community leaders held a press conference this week to announce the second annual Hands Across Philadelphia march, which is scheduled for next Saturday. Scores of groups will join hands to stop violence in the city.

09/21/2014

File poto of Sonia Sanchez. (credit: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)

Philadelphia’s First Poet Laureate Leads International Peace Day Celebration

“Considering the times right now, we need very much to do something,” says peace activist and Philadelphia’s first Poet Laureate Sonia Sanchez.

09/20/2014

(The Lansdowne Theater marquee promotes a Sept. 20th fundraiser.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Lansdowne Theater Holding Fundraiser To Restore Its Historic Splendor

The money raised at the fundraiser will put the theatre one step closer to restoration.

09/19/2014

(A frame from surveillance video released by Philadelphia police, believed to show people involved in the beating of two men.  Credit: CBS3)

Friends Of Gay Couple Attacked Launch Online Petition For New Hate Crimes Law

There is no law in Pennsylvania that makes assault based on one’s sexual orientation a hate crime, so friends of the gay couple attacked in Center City last week started an online petition, hoping to change that.

09/19/2014

(Former offenders get a certificate and a backpack following a year of compliance with the requirements of Philadelphia mental health court.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Phila. ‘Mental Health Court’ Marks Five Years of Helping Mentally Ill Defendants

“Most of these individuals are committing nonviolent crimes, but crimes that are usually the result of their mental health issues,” explains Judge Sheila Woods-Skipper.

09/18/2014

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‘America’s First Queer Jazz Festival’ Kicks Off In Philadelphia

The four-day festival, called ‘Outbeat,’ includes nearly a dozen events at various venues.

09/18/2014

(Immigration reform advocates demonstrate outside the Philadelphia ICE office, at 16th and Callowhill Streets.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

In Philadelphia, A Push For Quicker Action on Unauthorized Immigrants

Immigration reform advocates say that months of protests have fallen on deaf ears and, with November elections approaching, the impact of broken promises will be visible at the polls.

09/17/2014

(Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings looks on from the sideline during a game against the St. Louis Rams on September 7th.  Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/ Getty Images)

Adrian Peterson Case Brings Corporal Punishment of Kids Front and Center

Many child advocates say physical discipline is wrong, while some parents defend their actions, saying spankings can be appropriate under certain circumstances.

09/16/2014

Otho Boykin (red sweater) surrounded by former players from the Liberty Saints Athletic Association. (credit: Cherri Gregg)

Former Liberty Saints Youth Players Say “Thank You” To Their Founder

Scores of former players from a now defunct youth athletic team from North Philadelphia reunited this weekend to say thank you to the man who founded the group more than 45 years ago.

09/14/2014

Photo of signature piece of "Cash Crop" exhibit, which is 15 life size cement sculptures of Africans chained to a pallet.
(credit: Cherri Gregg

Slave Trade, Sweatshops Compared In New Exhibit At African American Museum of Philadelphia

The African American Museum of Philadelphia opened a new exhibit this week that makes a haunting comparison between the Trans-Atlantic slave trade and modern day sweatshops.

09/14/2014

Queen Lane Apartments (credit: Cherri Gregg)

Queen Lane Apartments Gone, But History Remains

The bones of thousands of men and women were buried beneath the a plot of land adjacent to the Queen Lane Apartments stood.

09/13/2014

Warren Oree (credit: Cherri Gregg/KYW Newsradio)

Jazz Festival Coming To South Street This Fall

The second annual Philadelphia United Jazz Festival is gearing up to take over two city blocks on the west side of South Street, and the goal is to showcase Philadelphia-bred musicians.

09/13/2014

Queen Lane Apartments in Germantown will be imploded early Saturday morning. (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Implosion Of Germantown High-Rise Forcing Residential Evacuations

Contractors are making final preparations for the implosion of the Queen Lane Apartment building in Germantown Saturday morning.

09/12/2014

(Voting machines at a warehouse in Philadelphia.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Pa. High Court Considers Whether Phila. Voting Machines Are Too Unreliable

The machines record ballot selections electronically, but do not produce a paper record of each vote.

09/10/2014

(Voting machines at a warehouse in Philadelphia.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

SCOPA Hears Arguments On Legality Of Widely Used Electronic Voting Machines

The machines are called direct recording electronic, or DRE, and with a press of a button or turn of a wheel voters can choose the next governor or congressman, with choice recorded directly into the machine’s memory. Advocates says there’s a problem.

09/10/2014

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