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.

Cherri adds, “Do you have a story idea?  Are there issues you care about?  Do you know someone who cares enough about his or her community to make a positive impact? Tell me about it!  E-mail”

Follow Cherri Gregg on Twitter @cherrigregg.


A book by rapper Meek Mill on sale at  Black and Nobel Bookstore. (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

North Philly Book Store Serves As Unlikely Incubator For Hip-Hop

North Philadelphia book store is serving as the incubator for budding artists in the genre.


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Jazz On The Ave Festival Brings Music, Change To Philadelphia

The ninth annual Jazz on the Ave Festival is Saturday.


One of the leaders of Heeding God's Call stands beside concern citizens fighting against zoning application for Gun shop. (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Philly Gun Range Owner Hoping To Sell Firearms; Community Opposes

The owner is seeking the city’s permission to be re-zoned so it can sell firearms, but residents and community groups want to stop him.


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Honoring Vision Of Pontiff With ‘Concrete Works Of Mercy And Justice’ At Project Home

The purpose of Pope-Up Day is to rally the public around the issues of hunger, homelessness, and poverty.


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Philadelphia Celebrates Birth Of Hip Hop

It’s Hip Hop Celebration Day in Philadelphia, and there’s a city proclamation to prove it. A New York man with local roots is hoping take the celebration nationwide.


File Photo: Philadelphia Police commissioner Charles Ramsey. (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Ramsey Weighs In On Nation’s Community Policing Progress 1 Year Post-Ferguson

Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey says the controversy forced a shift in policing nationwide.


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Job Fair Wednesday Seeks Security Guards For Papal Visit

Pennsylvania Career Link will host US Security Associates on Wednesday for a job fair. The goal is to hire 100 security guards to help deal with crowds during the World Meeting of Families and the Papal weekend.


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In First Local Appearance, Congressman Fattah Addresses Federal Indictment Charges

Congressman Chaka Fattah gave a statement to reporters outside of a YMCA event in Havertown Monday and took questions regarding the federal indictment.


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SEPTA Papal Passes Go On Sale Via Online Lottery

The passes go on sale at 12:01 a.m. Monday on the transit agency’s website.


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Little League Girls Softball Teams Have Big Plans For Beat Up Field In Camden

Despite the large field, there’s only one diamond shared by nine girl softball teams.


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Philly Journalist Pens Book On Minnie Riperton

It sparked a lifelong love of the singer who had a five octave range, but only a 4 year-career on the major music charts before succumbing to breast cancer in 1979. She was 31.


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Roller Derby Community Rallies Around Stabbing Victims, More Help Needed

In just two days, the GoFund Me page for 37-year-old Danecia Berrian and her baby girl has been shard 3,000 times, raising nearly $17,000 of the $50,000 goal.


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BlackStar Film Festival Kicks Off Today In Philly

More than 70 films will be shown over the course of four days to hundreds of movie buffs.


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Philadelphia‘s Immigrant Community Stands Up To Bill Punishing Sanctuary Cities

Philadelphia’s immigrant community took a stand today against a bill passed by Congress last week.


VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - APRIL 03:  Pope Francis waves to the faithful as he arrives in St. Peter's square for his weekly audience on April 3, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Francis delivered his catechism to a crowd of approximately 30,000 pilgrims packed into St Peter's Square.  (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

Foundation Offering Hundreds Of Scholarships To Boost Black Catholic Attendance At WMOF

The Martin de Porres Foundation is offering 300 scholarships to Philadelphia’s Black Catholic community.