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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The Community Development Corporation that took over North Broad Street last year will reveal its strategic plan on Tuesday.
Monday was National HIV Testing Day. The nonprofit Bebashi rolled out its testing efforts to help prevent the spread of the disease.
Local advocates on both sides of the abortion issue are responding to the U.S. Supreme Court decision striking down a Texas abortion clinic regulation.
It was the ultimate test: a one mile swim in the Schuylkill River, then a 25 mile scenic bike ride, followed by a six-mile run to the finish.
A Philadelphia woman authored “Once Upon A Preemie” hoping it also helps parents.
Kunz said the new LDS Temple will serve about 50,000 people in the region. Bruce and Nancy Winn of Delaware will oversee the functioning of the Temple, which will opened in August.
The ACLU of Pennsylvania filed a First Amendment lawsuit against the City of Philadelphia
The US Supreme Court’s rulings are sparking strong responses from local advocates.
Jason Bray is General Manager for Live Nation’s Clubs & Theaters in Philadelphia and says this new club fits the needs of the city.
A bill that would ban abortion after 20 weeks passed the Pennsylvania House and is now headed to the Senate.
Titled, Hillary and Clinton, the play is part comedy, part fantasy. It imagines an alternate universe where a woman named Hillary runs for president in a country called the United States of America.
The Virginia based political action committee is raising money for newspaper and billboards ads in Ohio and Pennsylvania- prime locations for Amish voters.
The U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear cases on two state laws banning assault weapons and large capacity ammo magazines. Gun control advocates are applauding, but experts say “indecision” is pretty typical of this court.
It happened around 3 a.m. Sunday at the Packer Marine Terminal along the 3300 of Columbus Boulevard.
The event brought together roughly 1,100 impacted both by HIV and mass incarceration.