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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 Hobby Lobby store is seen on June 30, 2014 in Plantation, Florida. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Local Civil Rights Groups Withdrawing Support For Proposed Employment Non-Discrimination Act

Local civil rights groups announced this week they are withdrawing support for the long proposed bill.

07/13/2014

(credit: Cherri Gregg)

New Pop-Up Garden Opens On South Street

The Pennsylvania Horticultural Society has transformed a vacant lot on South Street near 15th Sreet into a lush, shaded, pop-up garden.

07/12/2014

Patrick Robinson (L) and Glenn Rice (R) (credit: Cherri Gregg)

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Holds 79th Grand Conclave In Philadelphia

More than 20,000 members of one of the country’s oldest African American fraternity’s have converged in Philadelphia this weekend — and their focus is service.

07/12/2014

(Clothing and other donations pile up in the basement of the Christ International Baptist Church, 65th and Gesner Streets, in the neighborhood of the fatal fire.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Plea For Monetary Donations To Help Families of Gesner Street Fire

In-kind donations have poured in to help the displaced victims of the fire that killed four young children last Saturday, but the current focus is on money for funerals and resettlement expenses.

07/11/2014

(Dedication ceremonies for the mural honoring firefifghters Robert Neary and Daniel Sweeney.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Memorial Mural Dedicated To Two Fallen Philadelphia Firefighters

A new mural honors the memories of two hometown heroes who died fighting a five-alarm warehouse fire in East Kensington in 2012.

07/10/2014

(Ronald McDonald performs alongside a Salvation Army collection kettle near 16th and Chestnut Streets.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Salvation Army Sets Up Summertime Collections Around Center City

The ringing bells and the iconic red kettles are a sign that need has no season.

07/09/2014

(Mamasa Sherif and her husband, Peter Alpha, have a difference of opinion over the fire department's response to the Saturday morning fire.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Controversy Persists Over Fire Dept. Response to Fatal SW Phila. Fire

Confusion and disagreement over what happened that night continues to percolate throughout the 6500 block of Gesner Street.

07/08/2014

Donations are piling up outside of Christ International Church on S. 65th Street. (credit: Cherri Gregg/KYW)

Community Comes Together To Support Families Displaced After Deadly Fire In Southwest Philadelphia

The community is coming together to support the families displaced by the three-alarm fire in Southwest Philadelphia on Saturday that claimed five homes, as well as the lives of four young children.

07/05/2014

Ainye Clarke and Kevin Abbott -- two members of the Philadelphia youth poetry team -- will compete on stage later this month during The Brave New Voices festival. (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Philadelphia Team Has Eye On The Prize In Poetry Competition

A team of six Philadelphia youths is working hard to prepare for the Brave New Voices International Youth Poetry Festival later this month.

07/05/2014

(Vice president Joseph Biden, alongside a large-screen projection of himself, speaks during July 4th ceremonies outside Independence Hall.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

VP Biden Helps Philadelphia Celebrate July 4th, Mark Civil Rights Act Anniversary

Vice president Joe Biden is helping celebrate Independence Day in the nation’s birthplace.

07/04/2014

(Wynter Larkin.  Family photo provided)

Online Fundraising Aims To Help Phila. Family of Toddler Killed in Sidewalk Accident

Locals members of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority say they are devastated by the tragic death of the daughter of a fellow sorority sister and have started an online fundraiser to help out.

07/03/2014

(Mekhai adds lettuce to his Italian wrap at the Resurrection Baptist Church summer camp, in West Philadelphia.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Kids Help Steer Menus For Free Summer Lunch Program in Philadelphia

The campers at Resurrection Baptist Church, on Landsdowne Avenue, may be on summer vacation, but the Archdiocese of Philadelphia put their young palates to work.

07/02/2014

(Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Immigration Reform Advocates Fed Up, Want President Obama To Take Action

Some groups from our area are rallying in PA as part of a National Day of Action.

06/28/2014

Archdiocese of Philadelphia File Photo (credit: CBS)

Temporary Relief For Philadelphia Archdiocese From State Fines Under Affordable Care Act

A federal appeals court on Friday temporarily delayed enforcement of an order that would have imposed steep fines on the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

06/28/2014

(credit: Garden Wellington-Logan)

Walk For Suicide Awareness At ‘Out Of Darkness’

Thousands are expected to participate in an overnight walk to raise awareness about the rising number of suicides in America. It’s the first time the event will take place in Philadelphia.

06/22/2014

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