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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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Hong Ngyuen telling her story, along with her interpreter at a press conference in Center City. (credit: Cherri Gregg)

Asian-American Group Claims Discrimination At Voting Polls

A group of Asian-Americans filed a complaint this week against the city with the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations, claiming they’ve suffered discrimination at the polls.

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James Dupree in front of his studios at 36th and Haverford. (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Artist Battles City Of Philadelphia To Save Property Taken By Eminent Domain

A world-renowned artist is going head-to-head with the City of Philadelphia to save what he calls his “dream studio” in Mantua.

04/17/2014

Mayor Nutter signs the executive order. (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Philadelphia Ends Local Cooperation With ICE Detainers

Mayor Michael Nutter signed an executive order today that changes Philadelphia’s policy on immigration and customs enforcement detainers, known as ICE holds. Immigration advocates are calling the new policy is one of the most progressive in the country.

04/16/2014

Jermel Johnson (credit: Pennsylvania Ballet)

First African-American Male Principal Dancer In Pa. Ballet To Speak At Event Thursday Night

At 29-years-old, Jermel Johnson was born several “strikes” that would cause few to think he’d end up principal dancer in a ballet by George Balanchine.

04/16/2014

Philadelphia employers have just a few days to inform workers about a new anti-discrimination law focused on pregnant women or new mothers.  (credit: Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations)

Deadline Nears For Philadelphia Employers To Inform Female Workers About New Anti-Discrimination Law

Philadelphia employers have just a few days to inform workers about a new anti-discrimination law focused on women who are pregnant or new mothers.

04/15/2014

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3rd Annual Center City Jazz Festival Set For Saturday

The Center City Jazz Festival kicks off Saturday, April 19. It’s part of Jazz Appreciation month festivities throughout April.

04/13/2014

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Family Dashes For Organ Donation To Honor Organ Recipient

The Gift of Life Donor Dash takes place Sunday morning outside of the Philadelphia Art Museum. One particular family is running for the first time to honor their rose gone too soon.

04/12/2014

Kids training after school in one of Joe Hand Gym's boxing rings. (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Northern Liberties Gym Hosts Golden Gloves Boxing Fundraiser

The Pennsylvania Golden Gloves regional tournament returns to South Philadelphia Saturday night.

04/11/2014

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Protestors Demand Safety Hearings Following Port Richmond Train Derailment

Nearly 80 protesters held signs near 17th and Market Streets outside of Philadelphia Energy Systems Thursday.

04/10/2014

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Head Of Pa. Amber Alert System To Speak At Event In SW Philadelphia

“If you really think your child was abducted or taken, you really should call police,” says Pennsylvania State Police Cpl Patrick J. Zirpoli.

04/10/2014

(A digital rendering of what the mural honoring Dr. Shawn White will look like.  Image provided by Mural Arts Program)

Mural Honoring a Point Breeze Activist Gets Boost From Philly Music Legend

Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter of “The Roots” is lending his support for a mural that would honor the legacy of a beloved community leader he grew up with in South Philadelphia.

04/09/2014

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New Exhibit At NCC Looks At Slavery Through Eyes Of Families Owned By Jefferson

The National Constitution Center opens a new exhibit Wednesday that tells the story of the six families of enslaved people owned by Thomas Jefferson.

04/08/2014

St. Laurentius Catholic Church on East Berks Street in fishtown. (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Fishtown Residents Vow to Save Historic Church

A group of Fishtown residents say they want to preserve a historic church that the Archdiocese closed in March.

04/06/2014

St. Matthews Manor in West Philadelphia (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Fire Burns Through Philadelphia Senior Living Facilty

Dozens of residents were forced to evacuate St. Matthews Manor in West Philadelphia Saturday.

04/05/2014

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Philadanco’s ‘Blood, Sweat And Dance’

The Philadelphia Dance Company presents its spring program at the Kimmel Center on April 17th, 18th and 19th, and this year’s theme is “Blood, Sweat and Dance.”

04/05/2014

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