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 communityaffairs@kyw.com.”

Follow Cherri Gregg on Twitter @cherrigregg.

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SW Philadelphia Group That Supports Ex-Offenders Teaming Up With More Than A Dozen Employers

A Southwest Philadelphia non-profit that helps ex-offenders re-enter society announced it’s teaming up with more than a dozen companies.

57 mins ago

(Philadelphia police officers are treated to a free catered lunch by the City Life Church.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Philadelphia Church Spends $33,000 Performing Acts Of Kindness

“Generosity is contagious, and it’s the most enjoyable way to live,” says Brad Leach, head pastor of City Life Church, which provided a free lunch for officers of the Third Police District.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/15/2015

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Caretakers Of Abandoned Quadriplegic Man: “All Of This Seemed Very Quickly To Us To Be Out Of Character.”

They called the man’s doctor, his aunt and police for help, to no avail. Then three days later a man found Norman lying in the woods, weak, but alive.

04/15/2015

New Jersey Senator Cory Booker gives remarks before the US Senate. (Photo from Senate video feed)

Booker Takes To US Senate Floor Ahead Of Same-Sex Marriage Arguments In Supreme Court Two Weeks From Now

In just two weeks, the US Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on whether the US Constitution requires states to recognize same-sex marriages from other states.

04/14/2015

(The area where the young man was discovered by a passerby, lying on the ground near his wheelchair.  Image from CBS3)

Phila. Police Examining Prior Living Situation of Disabled Man Found Lying in Cobbs Creek Woods

Philadelphia police lieutenant John Walker says officials want to figure out the quality of care previously provided to the young man and what agencies have been involved in overseeing his case.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/13/2015

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Supporting Sick Kids and Their Families, In Memory of N.J. Teen Who Lost His Cancer Fight

Justin Barnabei passed away last April, after his second bout with acute lymphoblastic leukemia became too much to bear.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/13/2015

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Two Suspects In 2013 Murder Of College Basketball Player Plead Guilty

Two suspects involved in the November 2013 murder of former Community College of Philadelphia basketball player in North Philadelphia pleaded guilty to murder this week.

04/07/2015

(Billie Holiday, in the early 1950s.  Photo by Hulton Archive/ Getty Images)

At Last, Billie Holiday Being Nominated For Broad St. ‘Walk Of Fame’ Plaque

Singer Billie Holiday was born 100 years ago today, in West Philadelphia.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/07/2015

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Rhonda Willingham, Helping The Menfolk Get A Leg Up

Rhonda Willingham founded MenzFit, a nonprofit group that helps men dress for success and get jobs.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/06/2015

The front page of the report on gentrification. (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Philadelphia Affordable Housing Advocates Take On Gentrification In New Report

Titled, “Development Without Displacement,” the report takes a dive into North, South and West Philadelphia – areas rife with development and where housing prices are doubling and tripling.

04/03/2015

Mayor Nutter helped kick off Jazz Appreciation Month In Philadelphia. (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

City Hall Celebration Kicks Off Jazz Appreciation Month In Philadelphia

City Hall was thumping and bumping on Wednesday as the city kicked off its fifth celebration of Jazz Appreciation month.

04/02/2015

(Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Philadelphia Muslims Turning The Other Cheek As Anti-Islam Bus Ads Appear

Controversial Anti-Islamic ads began running today on dozens of Septa buses rolling throughout Philadelphia. Muslims who saw the message begged to differ.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/01/2015

(Imam Mikal Shabazz speaks at a Love Park rally.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Interfaith Rally Looks Beyond Anti-Islam Bus Ads That SEPTA Is Being Forced To Run

Scores of Christians, Jews, and Muslims today joined Philadelphia elected officials for a rally in Love Park designed to protest the incendiary bus ads, which link Adolf Hitler to Islam.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/31/2015

(Dr. Patricia Henwood with a Liberian Ebola survivor named Hawa. Photo provided.)

She Spent 10 Weeks In Liberia Fighting Ebola; A Philadelphia Doctor Shares Her Story Back Home

Dr. Patricia Henwood spent a total of 10 weeks in Liberia. First in Bong County, an epicenter of the outbreak for five weeks beginning in October, and then another five weeks beginning in January as the epidemic slowed.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/31/2015

(Temperance Jaxson, right, with her boyfriend, Jack Jarmon, at the KYW Newsradio studios.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Quietly Lending a Hand To The Less Fortunate

“I thought, we have to do something — what can we do?” recalls Temperance Jaxson, right, after seeing a homeless woman sleeping outside her window.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/30/2015

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