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 CBSPhilly.com.

 

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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Chester Church Brings Joy And Healing To The Stage

The city of Chester has seen a rash of violence in recent weeks, but there is a ray of hope thanks to a local church.

19 hours ago

Trump’s Transgender Military Ban Receives Local Backlash

President Donald Trump’s reinstatement of the ban on transgenders in the military is getting strong reaction locally.

07/26/2017

Philadelphia Honors First African-American In Space Col. Guion Bluford

Bluford has always known that the sky is not the limit.

07/25/2017

Philadelphia Judge Rules To Reduce Sentencing For Juvenile Lifer

 The US Supreme Court ruled in 2015 that mandatory life without parole for a juvenile was unconstitutional, giving thousands a chance at freedom.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/24/2017

Major Set Back For Project HOME Has LGBTQ Housing Project On The Ropes

Project HOME had agreed to purchase a five parcels on North 8th Street for $1.75 million.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/23/2017

Global Community Of Women Business Owners Land In Philadelphia

Founder Frederic Erwin says joining the group is like getting an MBA, well, almost.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/23/2017

Reports: Trump Looks Into Pardons As Way Around Russian Investigation

A presidential pardon releases a person of any punishment resulting from a federal crime.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/21/2017

New Interim DA Kelley Hodge Has History With Office

A panel of more than 80 judges voted to select Philadelphia’s interim district attorney Thursday.

07/20/2017

Board Of Judges To Select Interim DA

The candidates gave presentations Wednesday night, but one withdrew their application.

07/19/2017

Philly Police Hold 2nd Annual Kids Block Party

Philadelphia’s 25th Police District took over several blocks of the Fairhill section of North Philadelphia for hours on Wednesday.

07/19/2017

Mayor’s Office Announces New Agency In Effort To Battle Violent Crime In Philadelphia

To date the city has clocked 168 homicides, which is up 20 percent from this date last year.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/18/2017

City Of Camden Takes Steps Towards Decriminalizing Marijuana

Lawmakers are looking to Philadelphia for inspiration.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/17/2017

Philadelphia NAACP Seeking To Block Lynne Abraham’s Interim DA Application

They claim longtime DA Lynne Abraham is bad for the Black community.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/17/2017

PA Supreme Court To Hear Juvenile Life Sentence Case

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court could choose to hear a case that would move the line between juvenile and adult.

07/15/2017

PA Students Sue School District Over Pro-Life Club

Two Pennsylvania students sued their school district, alleging that administrators violated their first amendment rights.

07/14/2017

Jazz Comes To Lancaster Avenue

The Lancaster Avenue Jazz Festival will take over Saunders Park in the Powelton Section of West Philadelphia on Saturday.

07/14/2017

The Race Is On In Selecting Philadelphia’s Interim District Attorney

More than a half dozen attorneys, including former judges, have applied to become Philadelphia’s Interim District Attorney.

07/14/2017

Kensington Rec Center Expected To Receive Some Much Needed City Funds

It’s a blue water oasis that makes this section of North Philly known as the badlands feel pretty good.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/12/2017

Diner En Blanc Offers Way Around Their Long Waiting List

5,200 are expected to attend this year’s Diner En Blanc in Philadelphia making it the largest in the US, but 43,000 sit on the waiting list.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/11/2017

Federal Court Rules Filming Police Is Protected By First Amendment

The decision stems from two local cases where police confiscated a bystanders’ cell phone.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/11/2017

City Honors Small Business Owner By Renaming West Philly Street

Siddiq’s Real Fruit Water Ice is a gem on 60th Street near Spruce.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/11/2017

Mann Center For Performing Arts Center Is Helping Spark Imagination In Youth

Monday’s performance is just part one of a three-part concert series.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/10/2017

Judges Look To Find Interim Philadelphia District Attorney

Qualified candidates will make their presentations on July 19th.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/09/2017

A Festival To Empower Black Economics

There is a three-day effort underway to empower African Americans when it comes to finances.

07/07/2017

Mumia Abu-Jamal Supporters Rally Outside DA’s Office

Supporters of Mumia Abu-Jamal rallied outside of the Philadelphia district attorney’s office demanding documents in the case.

07/07/2017

Hundreds Turn Out For Kevin Hart Day In Philadelphia

Hundreds flocked to Broad and Erie on Thursday to celebrate one of Philadelphia’s own: comedian, actor, and blockbuster superstar Kevin Hart.

07/06/2017

Philly Woman Whose Company Transports Families To Prisons Celebrates Major Milestone

A North Philadelphia woman who started a prison transportation service that connects families with their incarcerated loved ones had a major family reunion this week.

07/05/2017

Philly Non-Profit Hosting 11 Days Of Love

A Philadelphia non-profit is gearing up to kick off 11 days of love-themed events.

06/30/2017

The Reasons Behind Deadlocked Juries

Recent high profile cases like the Bill Cosby sex assault case, and the David Creato murder trial, resulted in deadlocked juries. But why?

06/29/2017

Camden Students Get Once-In-A-Lifetime Travel Opportunity

A group of six rising sophomores from Mastery High School of Camden are getting a chance to explore their African roots.

06/27/2017

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