Cherri Gregg

Cherrie Gregg

Cherri Gregg is the community affairs reporter for KYW Newsradio 1060.

She reports on a variety of public affairs and social justice related issues, producing news reports, podcasts and other materials for KYW Radio, CBS-3 TV and


But Cherri is a rarity within the world of journalism-she is also a licensed attorney. She puts her law degree to work, providing analysis and extensive coverage on many highly publicized community legal issues.  Cherri spent months covering the implementation of Pennsylvania’s voter ID law, filing reports for both KYW Newsradio and CBS 3 Eyewitness News. She’s reported on the US Supreme Court’s ruling on the Affordable Care Act, same sex marriage, immigration reform, juvenile justice, criminal justice reforms and other community issues.  In 2013, Cherri traveled to Washington, DC to cover the second historic inauguration of President Barack Obama, filing live reports from the steps of the US Capitol.


As an award winning journalist, one of Cherri’s mission is to highlight diverse perspectives, positive people and cultural events in the greater Philadelphia area.  In 2013, she launched an original 10-day Black History Month series for KYW Newsradio, titled, “Philadelphia GameChangers.”  The series highlighted individuals and organizations making a positive impact in the African-American Community.


Cherri has a B.S. from Boston University, a J.D. from Howard University School of Law and a M.J. from Temple University’s College of Communications and Theater.  She is president of the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists and is a member of the Pennsylvania and Georgia Bars.


Cherri was named on of The Philadelphia Tribune’s Most Influential Leaders in 2015, on of the Philadelphia NAACP’s Most Influential Black Women and PABJ’s Journalist of the Year in 2013.


Cherri believes in living with passion and is frequently asked to moderate and speak on panels, MC events and give speeches on how to put one’s dreams into action.

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SEPTA Santa Gives Bikes To Children In Need

A project put into gear five years ago has turned into a full-out holiday giveaway for local kids.


Fred Jenkins, Sr. (seated) with his son Fred Jenkins, Jr. behind him. (credit: Cherri Gregg)

Boxing Mentor Changes Thousands Of Lives Inside Old North Philly Gym

A North Philadelphia Boxing gym is the place where some of Philadelphia’s best young boxers trained. But one man has been the background of the gym for four decades.


I-76 in Philadelphia. Skyline. (credit: Jan Carabeo)

North Philly Non-Profit Hands Out Grants To Nearly Two Dozen Non-Profits, Benefiting Community

The Consortium has awarded a half million dollars in grants over the years.



Local Hair Salon Aims To Help Women Coping With Hair Loss From Illness

The woman behind it and the innovative way she’s helping women regain their confidence.


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Volunteers Help Veterans Get A Clean Slate

Thousands of veterans are dealing with the collateral damage of criminal pasts. Local groups teamed up on Tuesday to help those who served get a clean slate.


Left to Right: Mayor Jim Kenney, Parks and Rec Commissioner Kathryn Ott Lovett, Boxers Bernard Hopkins and Oscar de la Hoya (credit: Cherri Gregg)

Philadelphia To Invest Half Billion Dollars Into Parks & Recs; Hopkins Closes Out Career

A half a billion dollars over eight years. That’s what the city will invest into the parks and recreation department to transform aging rec centers, pools and libraries into state-of-the-art facilities.


Portrait of Marian Anderson done by Philadelphia painter George Amonatti. (credit: Cherri Gregg/KYW)

Holiday Music By Philadelphia Legend To Hit The Stage

The National Marian Anderson Historical Society and Museum is putting on a concert to honor its namesake.


attends NMAAM's Celebration Of Legends Red Carpet And Luncheon on May 6, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Using Fashion To Promote Youth Leadership In Philadelphia

An Evening of Style and Grace will take place Thursday, December 1, 2016 at University of the Arts.


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Pennsylvania Mosque Target Of Anti-Muslim Hate Speech

Mosques in California, Georgia and one in Pennsylvania have been the target of anti-Muslim hate letters. The notes appear to be written by Donald Trump supporters.


Mariama Boketai (credit: Cherri Gregg)

West African Immigrants Who Sought US Refuge From Ebola Fear Losing Legal Status

Thousands of West African immigrants sought refuge in the Philadelphia area when the Ebola virus ravaged their home countries. Now that the crisis is over, many could lose the right to stay in the United States.


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Black Friday Online Sales Hit Record High

The holiday shopping season started with a bang — thanks to record growth in online shopping on Black Friday.


Scene at AAMP as PCOL leaders showed film Buy Black educating philadelphians on benefits of supporting African American businesses. Photo credit: KYW's Cherri Gregg

Effort To Support African American Owned Businesses

The Buy Black initiative runs from Black Friday through Kwanza.


Haywood Fennell (2nd from R), (L to R)- daughter-in-law Tawanda Carter, son Haywood Carter, and daughter Darniece Carter. (credit: Cherri Gregg)

Juvenile Lifer Re-Sentenced Thanks To Supreme Court Ruling

One of Philadelphia’s 300 juvenile lifers was re-sentenced on Monday pursuant to a US Supreme Court ruling making juvenile life without parole unconstitutional.


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Orlando Tragedy Stories Come To Philadelphia Theatre Company Stage

The goal: to raise money for the victims.


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Some LGTB Couples Expediting Wedding Dates In Wake Of Election

Some gay couples are now rushing to the alter, citing last week’s Election results as the reason why.




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