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


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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Wrongful Convictions: An Expert Look At How They Happen

Four Philadelphia men have been set free over the past 10 months after spending years behind bars for crimes they did not commit.

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Prominent Scholar To Receive Prestigious Philadelphia Award

Charles L. Blockson will receive the award Tuesday at Temple University.


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Man Who Spent 24 Years Behind Bars For Crime He Didn’t Commit Has Conviction Vacated

Shaurn Thomas’ freedom comes thanks to the discovery of evidence never presented to prosecutors.


Report Shows Racial Disparities In Philly’s Use Of ‘Stop-n-Frisk’

The latest numbers on the Philly Police’s use of stop and frisk shows African Americans continue to be stopped far more than other groups.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/23/2017

Trump’s Remarks To Islamic Leaders Draws Mixed Reaction From Philly-Area Muslims

President Donald Trump is getting mixed reaction from Philadelphia area Muslims following his change in tone toward the Islamic community.


Philadelphia Housing Authority Sells Liddonfield Public Housing Development

The site has sat idle for seven years.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/21/2017

Philadelphia Begins Renovation Of Wissinoming Park

This is Love Your Park week, and the city of Philadelphia broke ground on a $1.5 million dollar renovation of Wissinoming Park.


PA High School Students Take Legal Action After Pro-Life Club Is Denied

Two Pennsylvania students have lawyered up after their high school refused to allow them to start a pro-life club.


Commission On LGBT Affairs Chair Resigns Following Ousting

The fledgling Mayor’s Commission on LGBT Affairs had a shake up this week when its members voted 13 to 3 to remove the chair.


Mayor Kenney Holds Celebration Honoring Philly Centenarians

Philadelphia paid tribute to more than 100 of its most senior seniors at the 17th annual Mayor’s Centenarian Celebration.


Nation’s Oldest Juvenile Lifer Refuses Parole, Will Appeal New Sentence

A Philadelphia judge re-sentenced a man believed to be the nation’s oldest juvenile lifer on Wednesday. The 80-year-old has spent six decades in prison for a murder he committed at age 15.


Rutgers Camden Keynote Speaker Holds Title As One Of Our Nations First

Rutgers-Camden’s commencement’s keynote speaker controls one of the nation’s most important collections of books.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/16/2017

Family Pushes to Exonerate Delco Teen Executed in 1931

Family Pushes to Exonerate Delco Teen Executed in 1931

A Delaware County Court recently expunged the criminal record of a 16-year-old youth executed 87-years ago. The great-grandson of his appointed lawyer is now pushing for full exoneration.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/16/2017

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Criminal Justice Advocate On Sessions’ Drug-Sentencing Guidance: ‘We Will See A Return To Some Very Dark Ages’

Civil rights attorney Dave Rudovsky has fought against mandatory sentencing, but his point of view is shared on both sides of the aisle — in part because of the cost.


Returning Citizens Help Get Out Vote For Philly’s DA Race

The ACLU of Pennsylvania is making a last minute push to get voters to cast a ballot in the race for Philly DA.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/15/2017

Online Tools Helping Voters Get Familiar With Candidates

Philadelphia voters will be casting their ballot for district attorney, judges, poll workers and other offices that many are just not familiar with.


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Philadelphia Launches Feedback Survey For Kids’ Programs

The City of Philadelphia has launched a survey with the hope of getting community feedback on programs designed for kids.



Neumann Goretti Point Guard Overcomes Challenges For College Scholarship

A star point guard from Neumann Goretti High School is headed to the prom, and he’s overcome major challenges to score a full scholarship and seat on the University of Kentucky’s basketball team.


Coalition Aims To Pay Bail For Incarcerated Mothers

A coalition of local groups is raising money to participate in a national effort to bail out incarcerated mothers in time for Mother’s Day.


West Philly Recovery House Helping Mothers Get Clean

A West Philadelphia recovery house is helping mothers reclaim their lives and their children following addiction.


Advocates Pressure Gov. Wolf To Shut Down Berks Residential Center

The facility houses undocumented mothers and children awaiting federal immigration hearings.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/10/2017

Young Dancers Take Master Class With 3 Time Emmy Winner Debbie Allen

A three-time Emmy Award winning choreographer, director and actress taught a master class today at a Center City Charter School.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/09/2017

Immigration Advocates: Raid On Chester County Farm Driving Immigrant Community Underground

The immigrant community is on high alert after Immigration officials targeted a Chester County mushroom farm, arresting several undocumented workers.


Revealing Modest Fashion In Advance Of Upcoming Show

Modesty — and fashion — they don’t always go hand in hand, but some local Muslim designers are hoping to change that.


Juvenile Law Center Launches New App Designed To Help Young People

The Juvenile Law Center launched new technology this week designed to help the hundreds of young people who age out of foster care every year.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/06/2017

Philly Initiative Looks To Give Communities A Chance To Connect

Two major foundations joined forces to create an opportunity for meal time, community conversations, and the goal is to bring people together.


Gov. Wolf Makes Stop In South Philly To Announce ‘Fair Chance’ Hiring Policy

Governor Tom Wolf was in South Philadelphia Friday to announce a “fair chance” hiring policy designed help Pennsylvanians with criminal pasts, and he says- it’s just step one.


Philly Police Department Holding Second Annual Diversity Job Fair

The Philadelphia Police Department is hosting its second annual Diversity Law Enforcement Job Fair at Girard College on Saturday.


New Directory Lists North Philly’s Black-Owned Businesses

The Beech Companies released new directory Thursday that is designed to promote hundreds of African-American owned businesses in North Philadelphia.


Conference Empowers Black Girls, Mentors

A Philadelphia nonprofit held an empowerment conference Wednesday with the goal of giving mentors the tools they need to help young African-American girls.



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