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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Paul Robeson House Gets A Second Chance

The Paul Robeson House in West Philadelphia was on the brink of closure last year after its founder passed away.

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Philadelphia Commission On Human Relations Issues Report On Gayborhood Racism

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Two Philadelphia High School Athletes To Be Honored At Sixers Game

The young ladies have overcome life’s challenges in a non-traditional way.

01/19/2017

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Musicians Rally To Help Philly Superstar Trombonist Jeff Bradshaw

Some of the city’s most popular musicians are coming together to raise money for one of their own; trombonist Jeff Bradshaw, who was disagnosed with a rare disorder last year.

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MontCo Native To Hold Pre-Inaugural Ball For Refugees

Refugees, including some from our area, will come together in Washington D.C. on Tuesday night for a special pre-inaugural ball.

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PA Congressmen Join Growing List Of Inauguration Boycotters

The 35th Annual Philadelphia Martin Luther King Jr. Awards Luncheon drew area activists and lawmakers, including one who says he’s boycotting the Trump Inauguration on Friday.

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Remodeling? Hundreds Of Exhibits Showcased At Philly Home Show

From design and decor trends, to expert help on remodeling and improvement projects, the Philly Home Show has a bit of everything for home.

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Sessions Hearing Sparks Strong Reaction From Local Groups

President-elect Trump’s nomination for Attorney General is sparking strong reaction, with local civil rights groups joining a national effort to stop the confirmation. But the nominee also has supporters.

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Trump Press Conference Draws Strong Reaction From Political, Media Experts

President-elect Donald Trump spoke to the press Wednesday for the first time since Election Day.

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Commission On Human Relations Holds Training For LGBTQ Community

This effort comes months after allegations of racism in the Gayborhood went viral.

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Mother, Boyfriend Charged In “Rape-Murder Fantasy” Of Montco Teen

A man has been charged in the death of a 14-year-old girl from Abington Township, Montgomery County.

01/07/2017

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Al Sharpton Organizing Philly Groups For Pre-Inauguration March On Washington

Reverend Al Sharpton met with more than two dozen labor, church, and African American community leaders on Thursday in an effort to mobilize Philadelphia for a pre-Trump Inauguration March on Washington.

01/05/2017

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Judge Rules Mumia Abu-Jamal Should Be Provided Expensive New Medication To Treat Hepatitis C

A federal judge in Pennsylvania ruled death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal should be provided expensive new medication to treat his hepatitis C.

01/04/2017

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Upcoming MLK Day Of Service Will Put Major Focus On Education

In just 12 days, the city of Philadelphia will hold its 22nd Martin Luther King Day of Service, the largest single day of service in the nation.

01/04/2017

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Advocates Aim To End Drug-Related License Suspensions

Federal laws created during the War on Drugs are still having a major impact in Pennsylvania.

01/02/2017

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