Cherri Gregg

Cherrie Gregg

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

She reports on a variety of public affairs and social justice related issues, producing news reports, podcasts and other materials for KYW Radio, CBS-3 TV and CBSPhilly.com.

 

But Cherri is a rarity within the world of journalism-she is also a licensed attorney. She puts her law degree to work, providing analysis and extensive coverage on many highly publicized community legal issues.  Cherri spent months covering the implementation of Pennsylvania’s voter ID law, filing reports for both KYW Newsradio and CBS 3 Eyewitness News. She’s reported on the US Supreme Court’s ruling on the Affordable Care Act, same sex marriage, immigration reform, juvenile justice, criminal justice reforms and other community issues.  In 2013, Cherri traveled to Washington, DC to cover the second historic inauguration of President Barack Obama, filing live reports from the steps of the US Capitol.

 

As an award winning journalist, one of Cherri’s mission is to highlight diverse perspectives, positive people and cultural events in the greater Philadelphia area.  In 2013, she launched an original 10-day Black History Month series for KYW Newsradio, titled, “Philadelphia GameChangers.”  The series highlighted individuals and organizations making a positive impact in the African-American Community.

 

Cherri has a B.S. from Boston University, a J.D. from Howard University School of Law and a M.J. from Temple University’s College of Communications and Theater.  She is president of the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists and is a member of the Pennsylvania and Georgia Bars.

 

Cherri was named on of The Philadelphia Tribune’s Most Influential Leaders in 2015, on of the Philadelphia NAACP’s Most Influential Black Women and PABJ’s Journalist of the Year in 2013.

 

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

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Philly’s Underground Dirt Bike Community Exposed In New Documentary

Illegal ATVs and dirt bikes have long been a problem on Philadelphia Streets. A new documentary pulls back the curtain on the city’s underground dirt bike community through a local legend.

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The main stage at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts. (Credit: Tom Rickert)

A Five Month Festival Rises From The Ashes This Summer

Titled Firebird: Re-imagined — the music is a multidisciplinary interpretation of Igor Straveinsky’s schore the 1910 ballet Firebird.

05/27/2016

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Film Highlights Philly Woman’s Efforts To Save Food Stamp Benefits

The six minute film tells the story of Tianna Gaines-Turner.

05/26/2016

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Effort To Revitalize Nicetown Helps Put Formerly Incarcerated To Work

A new project is expected to revitalize the Nicetown-Tioga section of the Philadelphia, while putting formerly incarcerated city residents to work.

05/25/2016

Jeff Gazzara in the PCOM practice lab.
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South Jersey Man To Graduate Med School Despite Disability

A South Jersey man who is legally blind is preparing for his big day– graduation from medical school.

05/24/2016

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Beloved North Philadelphia Bakery Re-Opens After Fire

A beloved North Philadelphia bakery will re-open Tuesday, fourteen months after catastrophe caused it to close its doors. As KYW Community Affairs Cherri Gregg explains there’s much sweet anticipation.

05/23/2016

12-year-old Braeden Lange, and coach Nick Welton.
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UPenn To Host Second Annual “Courage Game”

The second annual Courage Game kicks off next weekend on U-Penn’s campus.

05/20/2016

Louise Davis stands near statue of Harriet Tubman (credit: Cherri Gregg)

Harriet Tubman’s Legacy Alive And Well In Bucks County

A statute of Harriet Tubman stands along the Delaware River in Lions Park in Bristol Borough.

05/18/2016

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Philadelphia Prepping For DNC Protests

The nation’s eyes will be on Philadelphia during the Democratic National Convention in July. Protesters are already making plans to set up shop, and the city is already giving out permits.

05/17/2016

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Rutgers-Camden Students Depart For Presidential Commencement

Rutgers-Camden students got up early Sunday morning to head to main campus in New Brunswick to hear a very special commencement address.

05/15/2016

Woodland Avenue Vendor's Row stretches from 48th to 58th Street along Woodland Avenue. (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Southwest Philly Festival Designed To Spark Change

The community-driven effort aims to spark more businesses along Woodland Avenue.

05/13/2016

Dozens of DJ's signed the ‘Declaration of DJ-Pendence’ (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

‘Declaration of DJ-Pendence’ Part Of Local Effort To Reclaim Hip-Hop

Dozens of DJ’s gathered on Independence Mall Thursday to take back hip-hop.

05/12/2016

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Philadelphia Mom Celebrates College Graduation Of Four Children

The last of seven children from one Southwest Philadelphia family will graduate college Friday. The family is celebrating in a way that’ll ensure they never forget.

05/11/2016

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Northeast Philly Man Gets Clemency, Released After Nearly Two Decades Behind Bars

A Northeast Philadelphia man is now home after spending nearly two decades behind bars. He is one of the thousands of non-violent drug offenders who received excessive prison time under the strict sentencing guidelines of the 1990’s.

05/09/2016

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Turning 60 Just The Beginning For Some Pennsylvanians

The ‘6 over 60’ awards highlight outstanding individuals who didn’t allow their age to stop them from advocating for others.

05/06/2016

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