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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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National LGBT 50th Anniversary Celebration Begins Today In Philadelphia

The LGBT civil rights movement began in Philadelphia 50 years ago this 4th of July — and to mark the milestone — the city is kicking off a national four day celebration.

19 hours ago

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Pa. Attorney General: Chain Of Nursing Homes Took Advantage Of The Elderly And Infirm

Pennsylvania’s attorney general announced legal action against a chain of nursing home companies that operates 36 facilities in the state. The company is accusing Kathleen Kane of using her office inappropriately.

23 hours ago

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Community Leaders Gather In Love Park To Celebrate Supreme Court Decision On Same Sex Marriage

Leaders in Philadelphia’s community rallied in Love Park Wednesday to celebrate the Supreme Court victory on marriage equality and to market the launch of a renewed effort for full equality.

07/01/2015

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Innovation Center For Business-Minded Veterans Unveiled in Center City

The goal is to help more veterans to innovate, says Todd Connor, founder and CEO of The Bunker, “whether it’s raising money, whether it’s getting pro bono services, (or) whether it’s creating a network to help them identify tech talent.”

06/29/2015

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Choppy Waters Force Organizers To Cancel Leg Of Popular Triathlon

The storms left choppy waters along the Schuylkill River forcing the city of Philadelphia to declare the water unsafe.

06/28/2015

the ten inductees into the BME community at a ceremony at AAMP. (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

BME Community Awards $100K To Philly ‘Community Builders’

Ten “community builders” from Philadelphia were awarded $100,000 in grants and inducted into a national network that celebrates Black male community leaders.

06/28/2015

Christina Kallas-Saritsoglou in the new HIV testing center. (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Popular Philly Thrift Store Opening New HIV Testing Center

It’s National HIV Testing Day and today the popular Philly AIDS Thrift officially opens its HIV testing center.

06/27/2015

Ten people were wounded in a shooting in Knesington over the weekend. (Credit: Steve Patterson)

Local Agency Advises How To Keep Tensions Cool As Weather Heats Up

When the temperature rises, so too does the number of neighborhood disputes.

06/26/2015

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Protesters Deface Police Memorial In North Philly To Demand Justice For Brandon Tate-Brown

More than a dozen protesters rallied outside of the 35th Police District headquarters in North Philadelphia last week and used chalk to deface murals honoring fallen officers.

06/25/2015

(Haitians in Philadelphia march along the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in solidarity for brethren facing deportation from the Dominican Republic.  File photo by Miss Talie, HPP, provided)

Haitians in US Rally For Countrymen Facing Deportation From Dominican Republic

“This is an international human rights violation,” said Florcy Morissett, a founding member of the Haitian Professionals of Philadelphia (HPP).

06/23/2015

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Grandparents, Grandkids Move Into West Chester Dorms For Bonding Experience

It’s all part of a three day experience called “Grandparents University.”

06/22/2015

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Decisions Anticipated From U.S. Supreme Court On Two Key Issues This Month

Does the constitution provide a fundamental right to marriage? That’s the question the court will need to answer in the landmark Obergfell v. Hodges case.

06/22/2015

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Local Religious Leaders Shocked, Saddened By Charleston Church Shooting

Local clergy reaction is pouring in, responding to the mass murder of nine people at a historic church in Charleston.

06/18/2015

Students are invited to join the orchestra from schools all across the city. (credit: Cherri Gregg/KYW)

Philadelphia’s All City Orchestra To Go On Its First Ever Tour Of Italy

Philadelphia’s All City Orchestra will head out this week for its first ever tour of Italy. They’re marking the occasion with a free concert Thursday night at the Kimmel Center.

06/18/2015

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South Philly Youth Team Will Revisit History During Monthlong National Tour

The Anderson Monarchs, named after the Negro League baseball team, will leave Philadelphia this evening and hit the road for a 23-day, 20-city tour that will cover more than 4,000 miles.

06/17/2015

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