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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.

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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(Joe Willams runs the welding program at A. Philip Randolph Technical High School, on Henry Avenue.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Joe Williams, Passing Along The Worthy Art of Commercial Welding

Master welder Joe Williams spent decades in construction. Eventually he decided he it was time to do something more.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/25/2015

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Carbon Monoxide Sickens Eight People In Norristown

Fire crews were called to a home along the 100 block of West Airy Lane around 11 p.m. Saturday.

05/24/2015

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Miss Tootsie’s On South Street Celebrates 15 Years In Business

The eatery, which is fast becoming a Philadelphia icon, has very humble beginnings.

05/23/2015

Chinese food file photo (Credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Philadelphia Sues To Shut Down Chinatown Restaurant After Dozens Allegedly Sickened

The city of Philadelphia filed a lawsuit this month in an attempt to shut down a popular Chinatown restaurant where dozens of lawyers were allegedly sickened during an event.

05/22/2015

(A screen from the Crowdpac web site showed Tomy Wyatt and Paul Steinke with large leads among self-reporting voters leading into the final hours of Election Day.)

Web Site Gathers Philadelphia Pre-Votes, Giving Early Insight

Crowdpac.com provides nonpartisan info on candidates in all of the Philadelphia races, and has allowed voters to create electronic sample ballots.

05/19/2015

President Barack Obama visits Camden, New Jersey on Monday, May 18, 2015. (credit: Cherri Gregg/KYW)

Pres. Obama Visits Camden, NJ To Highlight Policing Improvements

The focus of the president’s visit is the city’s two-year-long effort to rebuild trust between law enforcement and the community.

05/18/2015

DeAnn White (above) was one of three woman killed during the Pier 34 collapse 15 years ago. (Credit: The White Family)

15 Years Later, Mother Of Pier 34 Collapse Victim Working To Keep Daughter’s Legacy Alive

Fifteen years ago today, three women lost their lives and dozens more were injured when a pier holding an open-air bar collapsed into the Delaware River. The mother of one of the victims has turned tragedy into triumph.

05/18/2015

(Terri Matthews, founder and CEO of Jaden's Voice Inc.  Photo provided)

A Voice of Advocacy For Every Autistic Child

Terri Matthews learned the true meaning of grit when her son Jaden was diagnosed with autism at age 2½.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/18/2015

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Fire Rips Through Warehouse In Conshohocken, Destroys Businesses

Flames broke out around 3 a.m. Sunday in the 1000 block of Colwell Lane in Plymouth Township, Montgomery County.

05/17/2015

Deadly train derailment in Philadelphia on May 12, 2015. (credit: CBS)

In Aftermath of Deadly Derailment, Officials Work To Clarify Legal Jurisdictions

Philadelphia DA Seth Williams says once the initial probe is complete, they’ll determine whether criminal charges should be filed and who will prosecute.

05/14/2015

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Judge Won’t Dismiss Lawsuit Challenging Philadelphia’s Process of Seizing Properties Tied to Drug Cases

A Federal Judge has ruled that the DA and police will have to slug it out in court with homeowners as they attempt to take down the city’s process of seizing drug-related cash, cars and houses.

05/14/2015

(Children, descendants of some of the original Move members, led the rally marking the 30th anniversary of the controversial bombing of the Move house.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Descendants and Supporters of MOVE Mark 30th Anniversary of Police Bombing

More than 200 people rallied at 63rd and Osage to mark the 30th anniversary of the MOVE disaster that killed 11 people and destroyed 62 homes in West Philadelphia.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/13/2015

(Philadelphia police AID captain John Wilczynski and officer Gary Harrison.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

As Philadelphia Hit-Run Incidents Rise, Police Department’s AID Pursues Justice

“We often arrest someone a year or year and a half, two years later,” says Officer Gary Harrison (right), who investigates many of these crimes.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/12/2015

Dominique Lockwood stands near photos of her son, Abdul Latif Wilson. (credit: Cherri Gregg)

Philadelphia Mother Still Waiting For Arrest Of Hit-Run Driver Who Killed Her 4-Year-old Son

The mother of four year-old Abdul Latif Wilson is still grieving and seeking answers nearly a month after a hit and run driver killed her son.

05/12/2015

(Jonathan Davis and Melany Nelson, at the recent walk to raise money for their victim support agencies.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Supporting the Agencies That Support Philadelphia’s Crime Victims

Jonathan Davis and Melany Nelson run organizations specifically designed to help victims in Philadelphia.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/11/2015

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