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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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ABC Men Founder Jackie Wleh with Bonnie (R) and Tina (L) (credit: Cherri Gregg)

Philadelphia Non-Profit Needs Help Adopting Familes To Assist During Holidays

A Philadelphia non-profit that helps those in need adopted four families to help this Christmas. But they have nearly two dozen additional families on a waiting list.

22 hours ago

Markela Sourovelis with lawyers announced her lawsuit on Independence Mall. (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Philadelphia DA’s Office Dismisses Claims Against Plaintiffs Who Sued To Take Down City Program

The Philadelphia DA’s office has dropped its claim against the home of two plaintiffs involved in a class action lawsuit that challenges the city’s program of seizing millions in cash, cars and property every year.

12/19/2014

(Phila. FOP president John McNesby.  File photo)

Philadelphia Police Union Head Angered by Anti-Racism Protests Here

Philadelphia FOP president John McNesby called protesters who criticize Philadelphia police “hatemongers.”

12/18/2014

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SEPTA, In Federal Court, Defends Decision Not To Run Anti-Islam Bus Ads

A federal judge is hearing evidence on whether Septa violated the First Amendment last summer when it refused to run some anti-Islamic advertising cards on its buses.

12/17/2014

(Jerry Tucker is a vendor of "One Step Away," a newspaper aimed at raising awareness about homelessness and providing employment for those in need.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Philadelphia’s Newspaper of Homelessness Marks Its 5th Anniversary

The newspaper has helped hundreds of men and women get back on their feet by letting them keep most of the revenue from their sales.

12/16/2014

Rally at Broad and Cecil B. Moore. (credit: Cherri Gregg/KYW)

Racial Equality Discussions Have Tensions Running High

The racial divide in opinions over the police shootings of unarmed black men is playing out as tension among friends both in person and on social media, especially during holiday socializing.

12/16/2014

(A visitor examines one of the original transcripts of the Bill of Rights, now on display at the National Constitution Center.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

A 1789 Version of The Bill of Rights Goes on Display in Philadelphia

“It’s a great day for Pennsylvania and a great day for Philadelphia that we actually get to view an original copy,” Gov. Tom Corbett said during a speech at the exhibit opening.

12/15/2014

The Granny Handymen, Valen Cianni and Richard Lorah. (Photo provided.)

Meet The Granny Handymen: Veterans Helping Seniors

Earlier this year, veterans Valen Cianni and Richard Lorah decided they wanted to give back to the community, so they started Granny Handymen, Inc. in May, to help seniors 60 and older living in Chester County.

12/13/2014

One of the apartments in hJames Dupree's studios that he rents to artists and others from around the world. (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

World-Renowned Artist Wins Long Battle Over Banned Mantua-Based Studio

The world-renowned artist that went head to head with the city of Philadelphia over his Mantua studio has ended his two year court battle on top. The city’s redevelopment authority decided to drop its lawsuit.

12/12/2014

(The 2013 Christmas Village shopping mall, in Love Park.  Credit: CBS3)

Several Events Scheduled in Philadelphia Focusing on Racism Issues

Leaders of the Christmas Village, in Love Park, have canceled this evening’s “lantern parade” after learning that Ferguson-related protesters were scheduled to converge there at the same time.

12/11/2014

(credit: Cherri Gregg)

City CouncilHears of Rocky Results In DHS Outsourcing Of Child Welfare Cases

Philadelphia City Council held a public hearing on Wednesday to check on the progress of new DHS system of outsourcing child welfare cases to community agencies.

12/11/2014

Minister Rodney Muhammad, the new president of the Philadelphia NAACP. (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

New Philadelphia NAACP President Hopes To Regain Traction In Communities

Minister Rodney Muhammad was elected on Saturday to head the more than a century old NAACP chapter.

12/09/2014

(Pa. Rep. Vanessa Brown, at lectern, speaks with reporters.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Black Pa. Lawmakers Promise Response to Wave of Protests Over Deaths at Hands of Police

“People were calling and saying, ‘What are we going to do?’ ” noted state representative Vanessa Brown (D-Phila., at lectern).

12/08/2014

Evette Fearon and Lesa Givens of Faith Seeder Ministries. (credit: Cherri Gregg)

Gloucester County Non-Profit Collecting Backpacks For Children In Ebola-Stricken Nations

More than five-million children are out of school in Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone as the countries continue to fight the deadly Ebola virus. So Faith Seeder Ministries in Sewell, New Jersey is working to help thousands of these students.

12/08/2014

Urban League President Marc Morial File Photo (Credit: Pat Loeb)

Philadelphia Urban League Getting Big Economic Boost

This is part of a 50 city effort to put America back to work.

12/07/2014

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