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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”

Follow Cherri Gregg on Twitter @cherrigregg.


Valerie Smith will be installed Saturday as the 15th President of Swarthmore.  (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Swarthmore College Inaugurates First African American President

Swarthmore College is celebrating the installation of its first African American president Saturday.


'Pink Sisters' Amber Taylor  (left) and Traci Smith (right) in the KYW Newsradio studio. (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Brought Together By Breast Cancer, 13 Women Tell Their Stories In New Book

Thirteen women brought together by their diagnoses will celebrate the release of a new book that tells their stories of survival.


Ribbon cutting ceremony at Pier 68 in South Philadelphia. (credit: Cherri Gregg/KYW)

New Waterfront Park Opens In South Philadelphia

It’s the third pier park opened along the Delaware River in the past six years.


Field and Reardon unveiling book selection.
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City’s One Book, One Philadelphia Selection Announced

The Free Library announced its 2016 book selection and the focus is the Civil War.


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Three Area Catholic Schools Named National Blue Ribbon Schools

This week, the US Department of Education gave three area Catholic schools the nod for excellence in education.


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1950s Convent Reopens As Housing For Chronically Ill Homeless Men And Women

On the heels of the Pope’s visit from Pope Francis, a ribbon cutting today in Northeast Philadelphia for a converted convent that will now provide housing for city’s most vulnerable.


(Photo Credit: KYW's Cherri Gregg)

Philadelphia Choir Makes Final Preparations For Papal Performance

60 trained voices make up the Philadelphia Heritage Chorale, the chorus for the main performers.


(Photo Credit: KYW's Cherri Gregg)

Phila. Non-Profit To Host Pope Watch Party This Weekend

A non-profit located in the Tioga section of North Philadelphia is throwing a huge Pope watching party this weekend for those unable to venture to the parkway for the festivities.


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Victims’ Rights Advocate To Represent Families Of Murder Victims During Pope’s Visit To Prison

She’s hoping for something special for the many others grieving.


Janice Sykes-Ross (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

North Phila. Baptist Church Opens Their Doors For Out-Of-Town Catholics For Papal Weekend

“We’ve got to get real creative– I don’t think this is something that we’ve done before,” says Janice Sykes-Ross.


NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 17:  Aretha Franklin performs at Radio City Music Hall on February 17, 2012 in New York City.  (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images)

Aretha Franklin Discusses Her Songs, Gift And Upcoming Performance For Pope Francis

KYW Community Affairs reporter Cherri Gregg spoke to the Grammy Award winning singer about her upcoming performance for Pope Francis.


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Hundreds Of Black Catholics Come Together For 2-Day Revival To Kick Off WMOF

The two nights include praise dancers, non-Catholic preachers and, for the first time, a 115 voice choir.


Amor Statue

‘AMOR’ Statue Installed At Top Of Art Museum Steps To Welcome Pope Francis

The six-foot high aluminum sculpture sits atop the art museum steps, looking down the Ben Franklin Parkway, with bright red letters that say “AMOR.”


Sgmabati in KYW's studio with her photos. (credit: Cherri Gregg/KYW)

Philadelphia Woman Shares Her Pope Stories, Encourages Others To Attend Papal Weekend

The Papal weekend is just a few days away and many have no idea what to expect. But a Southwest Philadelphia woman with numerous “Papal encounters” is sharing her story, hoping it inspires others to participate in the historic event.


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Philly Organizers Gear Up For Walk In Support Of Recovery From Addiction

Local organizers are getting ready for the nation’s largest Recovery Walk at Penn’s Landing Saturday.