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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Second Lawsuit Filed Challenging Pa. Law Restricting Speech

The ACLU has filed a first amendment lawsuit challenging the so-called “Silencing Act,” as did convicted cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal in November.

01/09/2015

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is opening an exhibition that showcases the museum's extensive collection of African American art. (Credit: Cherri Gregg/KYW)

200 Years Of African American Art On Display At The Philadelphia Art Museum

Titled “Represent: 200 years of African American Art,” the exhibit is comprised of 75 objects from 50 African American artists, including more than a dozen from Philadelphia.

01/08/2015

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Philadelphia Gears Up For 20th Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Of Service

A kick-off event was held Wednesday at Girard College, the headquarters for the nation’s largest day of service.

01/07/2015

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Changing How PA Department Of Corrections Deals With Mentally Ill Inmates

According to the federal lawsuit filed in 2013, many seriously mentally ill inmates in Pennsylvania’s state prisons were kept in solitary confinement for 23 hours a day, sometimes for months or even years with little access to the medical help necessary to stabilize their mental condition.

01/07/2015

Karen Orrick and Carol Thomas of Project Home. (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Center City’s Homeless Have One Less Place To Go For Help

Project Home is working to re-open the hub this season. She says they’re looking for a new space on the concourse — but they’ll open a mobile unit even if they are unable to create another storefront.

01/06/2015

(Al Dandridge, visiting the KYW Newsradio studios for an interview.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

New Head of Phila. Bar Association Stresses Importance of Public Service

“We’re good at serving on boards and at doing pro bono work,” says Al Dandridge, “but maybe not so much at rolling up our sleeves and actually getting down and helping people in our community.”

01/02/2015

(The South Philly Vikings Fancy Brigade performs at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

With Newest New Year’s Extravaganzas, Mummers’ Fancy Brigades Don’t Disappoint

Eleven groups took the stage for 4½ minutes each, generating lots of excitement.

01/01/2015

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Year In Review: Marriage Equality In Pennsylvania

This year, marriage equality became the law of the land in Pennsylvania.

12/28/2014

Kernie Anderson, in file photo. (Photo provided by Tigre Hill. Photo credit: Tina Thompson)

Remembering Kernie Anderson, Philadelphia Radio Legend

He was once general manager of WDAS — and then WURD, and he did stints at WHAT and at stations in Chicago and Cincinnati.

12/27/2014

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Year In Review: 4 Children Killed In Southwest Philly Fire

Gesner Street in Southwest Philadelphia became a household name this summer when a fast-moving fire claimed the lives of four children.

12/27/2014

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Montco Hair Salon Gives Free Makeovers To Homeless Women

A Montgomery County hair salon gave free hair makeovers to dozens of homeless women as part of its’ fourth annual Christmas Eve charity event.

12/24/2014

(credit: Cherri Gregg/KYW Newsradio)

Local Community Group Brings Christmas Cheer To Families In Need

A Southwest Philadelphia non-profit surprised several needy families with a little Christmas cheer a day early through a program called Operation Holiday Help.

12/24/2014

(Last year's KYW Newsradio "Gamechangers."  Photos by Cherri Gregg)

KYW Newsradio Opens Nominations For 2015 Black History Month ‘Gamechangers’

Who do you know who has changed the Black community for the better this past year?

12/23/2014

(Photo by Cherri Gregg)

At a Charter School in Olney, Winter Celebration Encompassing Many Lands

“We had the African dancers, we had the Chinese dancers, we had the Latin American dancers, and of course we had dancers from America and from Israel,” says Madhumita Sen, the music teacher at Universal Creighton Charter School.

12/23/2014

File photo. (credit: Tony Romeo/KYW)

Lawsuit Filed Over Governor Corbett’s Overhaul Of Medicaid

Healthcare advocates filed a federal class action in Philadelphia on Monday asking a judge to stop part of Governor Tom Corbett’s new Healthy Pennsylvania Medicaid plan.

12/23/2014

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