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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Union League Holds a Job Fair For US Military Veterans

One attendee said his biggest challenge is translating his military experience into words that are revelant to civilian jobs.

12 hours ago

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Philadelphia Lawyers To Host Town Hall To Educate Community On How To Interact With Police

The “Know Your Rights” Town Hall will answer questions like, what to do if police stop and frisk you, what to do if cops ask to search your car and when and where it’s appropriate to film police.

10/19/2014

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Phila. Non-Profit Operates As Mail Depot For Thousands Of Homeless Men And Women

A Center City non-profit is acting as a home base for thousands of men and women who don’t have a permanent home.

10/18/2014

(Homeless Philadelphians wait in line to see if they have received mail through the Broad Street Ministry.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

For Center City’s Homeless, A Welcome Link to the Workaday World

For two hours a day, five days a week, the Broad Street Ministry, right across the street from the Kimmel Center, operates a mail depot for homeless men and women.

10/18/2014

Self-defense course sponsored by Handbags 4 Peace. (Credit: Handbags 4 Peace)

Local Women’s Safety Group Kicks Off Initiative To Get Criminals Off Streets

An organization of women dedicated to staying safe in Philadelphia is holding a walk on Saturday to raise money.

10/17/2014

(Linda Cliatt-Wayman, principal of Strawberry Mansion High School, receives a standing ovation at the Pennsylvania Conference for Women.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

8,000 Pa. Women Gather in Philadelphia For 11th Annual Fellowship Conference

Women from all over the country flocked to the Pennsylvania Convention Center today for the sold-out Pennsylvania Conference for Women, which included an all-star line up of inspirational speakers.

10/16/2014

"Dirt Bike Rell" (Credit: Instagram)

Police Quell False Rumors Over Murder Of Popular Philly Dirt Biker

Recent online chatter about the murder of a popular dirt biker in Southwest Philadelphia on Tuesday is raising questions over whether police were involved in the shooting.

10/16/2014

Dr. Patricia Henwood walking in front of the Obstetrics ward at Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Kigali (CHUK) – one of the main teaching hospitals in Rwanda where she teaches ultrasound.  (credit: HUP)

Penn Doctor Heads To Liberia To Help With Ebola Crisis

Dr. Patricia Henwood is packing her bags. On Thursday, she’ll board a plane bound for Liberia.

10/15/2014

(Pollo Food Market, in North Philadelphia.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

With New Fee, Some Phila. Food Stores May Stop Accepting Food Assistance

For ten years, the federal government has footed the bill on the swipe-card machines that mom-and-pop grocers use to accept electronic food stamps. Not anymore.

10/14/2014

(Larry Robin, longtime owner of now-closed Robin's Bookstore, holds a flyer promoting some of the Underground Railroad events of the Moonstone Arts Center.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Ongoing Series Highlights Local History of Underground Railroad

The Moonstone Arts Center is hosting a festival of events that tells the rich history of the Underground Railroad in Philadelphia.

10/13/2014

(Photo provided by Bob Lott)

CW Philly To Air Documentary On The Life Of Dr. Edward Robinson

“On the Wings of An Eagle” airs at 11 a.m. Sunday on CW Philly.

10/11/2014

(A Mural Arts Program project is dedicated to youth homelessness.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

In West Phila., Multimedia Arts Project Focuses on Youth Homelessness

Located near 41st Street and Lancaster Avenue, Journey2Home is the culmination of two years of workshops with youung people experiencing housing insecurity.

10/11/2014

(A burial team from the Liberian Red Cross collects the body of an Ebola victim from his home on October 8th.  The Ebola epidemic has killed more than 3,400 people in West Africa.  Photo by John Moore/ Getty Images)

Philadelphia Groups Joining Worldwide Effort To Help Ebola Victims

“This is an evolving process, so our response is developing as the scope of the situation arises,” says Judge Renee Cardwell Hughes, CEO of the Red Cross of Southeastern Pennsylvania.

10/10/2014

(Credit: Philadelphia Theater Company)

Philadelphia Theater Company Gearing Up For 40th Anniversary Season

The Philadelphia Theater Company is gearing up to open the curtains on its 40th anniversary season.

10/10/2014

(Dr. Robert Fowler speaks to the Infectious Diseases Conference in Philadelphia.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Doctors Fighting Ebola in Africa Present Findings in Philadelphia

“It’s a disease that the US has prepared for — it has an excellent acute-care system to treat patients,” said Dr. Robert Fowler.

10/08/2014

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