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.

Cherri adds, “Do you have a story idea?  Are there issues you care about?  Do you know someone who cares enough about his or her community to make a positive impact? Tell me about it!  E-mail”

Follow Cherri Gregg on Twitter @cherrigregg.


Amelia Boynton Robinson and Herman Winters (Credit: Loretta Winters)

Local Relatives Reflect On Legacy Of Civil Rights Icon Who Died This Week

Amelia Boynton Robinson — who helped plan and lead the historic march in Selma — died Wednesday.


The New Orleans Superdome is seen after its roof was torn apart by high wind and rain from Hurricane Katrina on August 29, 2005 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (File Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

10 Years After Katrina, Two Survivors Tell The Stories Of Their Journeys

One Katrina survivor came to Philadelphia following the storm and made his life here. Another returned home, but says his Philly connections saved his life.


Anna Lazlo teaching Philadelphia Police about bias. (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Philly Police Training To Battle Implicit Biases

The Philadelphia Police department is hoping to improve its community policing efforts by rolling out the innovative form of training.


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WMOF Hopes To Ease Worries Of Those Concerned About Papal Visit

Many came with apprehension about road closures, check points, fences and other security measures planned during Papal visit.


Inmates building the Bishop's throne. (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Inmates In Philly Prisons Work To Complete Special Gift For Pope

It’s called a Bishop’s throne. It’s nearly six-feet tall and made with wood from the American Walnut tree.


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Philadelphia Police Officer Killed In Roxborough Car Accident

Police say it happened in the Winding section of 6100 block of Henry Avenue near Dupont around midnight Saturday.


Sheryl Lee Ralph. (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

‘Divas Simply Singing’ Benefit Concert To Raise Awareness About HIV Saturday In Philadelphia

A Philadelphia based Broadway actress is the diva behind it all.


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PHA Breaks Ground On Largest Housing Project In City’s History

The Philadelphia Housing Authority broke ground today at 24th and Bolton Streets on what officials are calling the largest housing development project in city history.


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Penn Museum Marks Papal Visit With Exhibit Showcasing Collection Of Ancient Writings

The Penn Museum opened an exhibit this week that showcases a number of ancient religious writings, including some of the earliest fragments of the Bible.


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Komen, Philadelphia Police Celebrate Funds Raised For Breast Cancer

Komen Philadelphia teamed up with the Philadelphia Police Department on Tuesday to honor Team Pink Cuffs, a group of Philly cops that have raised thousands to cure breast cancer.


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Stevie Wonder Performs Surprise Free Concert At Dilworth Park In Philadelphia

Singer Stevie Wonder performed a surprise free concert at Dilworth Park in Philadelphia Monday afternoon.


West Philadelphia community building an "Earthship" (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Community-Driven Effort To Build ‘Earthship’ In West Philly

The months-long project will be to build a two-story green structure run solely on solar energy.


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Death Of Civil Rights Activist Julian Bond Draws Reaction From Local Leaders

Civil rights icon Julian Bond grew up in the greater Philadelphia area — and went on to break barriers in his fight for equality. The longtime board chairman of the NAACP died Saturday in Florida after a brief illness. He was 75.


A book by rapper Meek Mill on sale at  Black and Nobel Bookstore. (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

North Philly Book Store Serves As Unlikely Incubator For Hip-Hop

North Philadelphia book store is serving as the incubator for budding artists in the genre.


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Jazz On The Ave Festival Brings Music, Change To Philadelphia

The ninth annual Jazz on the Ave Festival is Saturday.