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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.

Follow Cherri Gregg on Twitter @cherrigregg.

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(A rally for Michael Brown was held outside Camden City Hall.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Rally in Camden, NJ For Ferguson, Mo. Teen Shot By Police

Camden residents want to make sure there are no Michael Brown-type incidents in their city.

6 hours ago

22nd and Cecil B. Moore -- the place where the Columbia Avenue riot began 50 years ago. (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

50 Years Ago, False Rumor Ignites Chaos, Destruction In North Philly

Thursday marks the 50th anniversary of the Columbia Avenue riots.

16 hours ago

file photo (credit: Don Murray/Getty Images)

Protests In Ferguson Raise Questions About Police Department Diversity Nationwide

In 2012, New Jersey State Police graduated only two Black officers out of a class of 85. But the department’s last three classes of new troopers have made history.

08/25/2014

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Drexel U. Study Looks At Why Some West Philly Neighborhoods Are Slow To Develop

Drexel University released a new study that takes a look at some of the reasons arts and culture have been slow to revitalize Mantua and surrounding West Philadelphia neighborhoods.

08/25/2014

Tauheed Browning (L) and Brandon Caban (R) (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

2 Local Youth Tennis Players Will Be Rubbing Elbows With The Pros At The US Open

Two youth tennis players from Philadelphia will take to the court this weekend at the US Open in New York as part of Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day.

08/23/2014

(A kit for administering naloxone, trade name Narcan, a heroin antidote that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.  The naloxone is administered nasally. File photo by Andrew Burton/ Getty Images)

Delco DA Says It’s Time to Equip Police in Pa. With Anti-Overdose Treatment

As Camden County officials tout the success of having their officers carry Narcan to treat apparent overdose victims, officials in Pennsylvania say Harrisburg’s delay is costing lives in that state.

08/22/2014

Giovanni's Room, the oldest LGBT bookstore in America, at 12th and Pine. (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Local Non-Profit To Take Helm Of Nation’s Oldest LGBT Bookstore

Philly AIDS Thift will reopen Giovanni’s Room– the country’s oldest continuously operated LGBT bookstore.

08/22/2014

A Camden County police car.  (credit: Mike DeNardo)

Camden County Police Work To Tackle Rise In Missing Persons Cases

The number of juvenile missing persons cases is on the rise in Camden, jumping more than 20-percent in the past year.

08/21/2014

(A military checkpoint in Ferguson, Mo.   Photo by Rev. Mark Tyler, provided)

Philadelphia Clergy Join Protests Over Ferguson, Mo. Police Shooting

They began arriving in Ferguson on Sunday and, one by one, the half-dozen Philadelphia religious leaders have joined peaceful protesters in marches across that city.

08/20/2014

Camp Bright Feathers is in its 22nd year and takes place at the YMCA's Camp Ockanockon in Medford, NJ. (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Free Summer Camp Is Safe Haven For Kids Impacted By HIV

Ninety campers from age 6 to 18 are spending the week having outdoor fun.

08/20/2014

Candace Benson (right), and mother Sharon (left).  (credit: Cherri Gregg/KYW)

Pottstown Woman Makes It Into Final 5 On Televised Gospel Competition ‘Sunday Best’

KYW Community Affairs reporter Cherri Gregg sat down with the young singer about her journey to the small screen.

08/17/2014

Shelley DePaul, chief of the Lenape Nation of Pennsylvania, leading Wednesday's ceremony at Penn Museum. (credit: Cherri Gregg/KYW)

Members Of Lenape Nation Of Pa. Invite Public To Sign Treaty Of Renewed Friendship

The treaty ceremony has taken place every four years since 2002.

08/16/2014

(The Washington Avenue Pier.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Nature Sanctuary Opens at Foot of Washington Ave. in South Philly

Tucked between the US Coast Guard Station and the Sheet Metal Workers’ union headquarters, at Washington Avenue and Columbus Boulevard, is the Washington Avenue Pier.

08/15/2014

(Participants in the Symphony in C summer camp rehearse for their final recital on Saturday.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

South Jersey Summer Music Camp Readies For Final Concert of Season

Sixty students who play string, woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments spent two intense weeks studying with professional musicians from Camden’s “Symphony in C.”

08/14/2014

(Mayor Nutter and former governor Rendell listen as DNC executive director Amy Dacey briefs reporters on the first day of the Democrats' visit to Philadelphia.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Democrats Tight-Lipped About 2016 Convention During Philadelphia Visit

“We are very focused on the financial, logistical, and security issues surrounding any convention,” says DNC executive director Amy Dacey.

08/13/2014

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