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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Hundreds will pack into the sanctuary of Mother Bethel AME Church today for the unveiling of a U.S. postal stamp to commemorate the church’s founder, an abolitionist born into slavery in Philadelphia.
For the fourth year in a row, KYW Newsradio 1060AM will highlight individuals who have “changed the game” for the African-American community in the Greater Philadelphia area during Black History Month.
An 19-century African American Burial Ground discovered beneath a Center City playground has been named to the National Register of Historic Places. This honor comes just as community groups work to compromise on long debated renovations.
It will be the first Mormon temple in Pennsylvania.
The African American Children’s Book Fair is gearing up for its 24th year.
Word of the water crisis in Flint, Michigan lit a spark in a group West Philadelphia business owners and now their efforts to help have gone viral.
The agreement brings more resources to Pennsylvania inmates with severe mental illness.
Prosecutors are charging a teen with murder in connection with the city of Camden’s first homicide of the year — that of a 13-year-old boy.
A former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and one of Dr. Martin Luther King’s closest confidants at the time of his assassination spoke in Philadelphia Wednesday in honor of Dr. King.
In a few Philadelphia neighborhoods, residents say “savsies” is in full effect.
Former Mayor Michael Nutter was sworn in last week as one of 40 members of a council that will advise Secretary Jeh Johnson on public safety, counter terrorism, cyber security and other issues impacting homeland security.
The Philadelphia Parking Authority and police ticketed and towed hundreds of cars parked illegally.
With narrow streets and an abundance cars, the 20-plus inches of snow dumped on the city means there’s snow everywhere, but no place to put it.
The snow began piling up in the early hours of the morning along Broad Street Saturday. Plows cleared the way, and more snow would fall, sidewalks were the same for shovelers. People took turns clearing the sidewalks, rotating between shoveling and salting the pavement.
Project Home is upping outreach to the homeless in advance of this weekend’s snow storm. KYW Community Affairs reporter Cherri Gregg took a ride with one of the street teams trying to convince the most vulnerable to seek shelter.