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 CBSPhilly.com.

 

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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Residents Benefiting From City’s Housing Preservation Program

A city program that keeps low-income residents in their homes is starting to bear fruit. 

08/16/2017

Philadelphia Celebrates 5 Years Of Freedom For Nearly 1 Million Dreamers

The City of Philadelphia held a press conference Tuesday marking the milestone.

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/15/2017

Salvation Army Roxborough Corps’ First Annual Afternoon Tea Party

Tuesday was their first annual Afternoon Tea Party, but what they got once they sat down was so much more.

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/08/2017

Popular Philadelphia Event Celebrates Food While Raising Money For The Arts

Scores of Philadelphia’s top chefs will be on hand next month at FEASTival, one of the city’s most popular events.

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/08/2017

Therapists Hold Film Screenings To Empower Women

A group of African-American therapists and counselors are hosting a private screening of a popular films.

08/05/2017

Jazz On The Ave Returns To Philadelphia For Its 11th Year

Ken Scott is president of the Beech Companies, the group that organizes the Jazz on the Avenue Festival.

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/04/2017

Ex-Offenders Giving Back: Non-Profit Creates Platform For Retribution

The goal is to provide an opportunity to make amends.

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/04/2017

Philadelphia Rec Center Receives $45,000 To Teach Kids More Than Just Tennis

With the cutting of the ribbon on the Penrose Tennis Court at 11th and Susquehanna, the games began — well officially.

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/04/2017

Local Youth Group Aiming To Reduce Obesity With New Snack

A youth led non-profit brought their specially made breakfast bars to customers at a West Philadelphia grocery store on Thursday, and the kids are hoping to get them on the shelves.

08/03/2017

Word That Trump Administration Will Investigate Affirmative Action Programs Getting Strong Reaction

Reports that the Trump Administration is beefing up the civil rights division to investigate affirmative action programs at colleges and universities is getting strong reaction.

08/02/2017

Ex-Offenders Get Second Chance Through Grocery Store Partnership

The Uplift Work Solutions Program provides four weeks of life skills and two weeks of cashier training.

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/01/2017

Cheyney University Alumni Call On Tom Wolf For Support

“We’re here to ring the alarm– the house is on fire,” said Attorney Michael Coard co-founder of Heeding Cheyney’s Call.

KYW Newsradio 1060–08/01/2017

Major Cleanup Effort To Begin On Notorious Conrail Heroin Tracks

Over the next few weeks, all of the trash, needles, shelters and more will be no more.

07/31/2017

CNN Talk Show Host Van Jones To Bring His ‘We Rise Tour’ To Philadelphia

Jones says it’s part revival, part concert, part social justice rally.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/30/2017

6th Annual BlackStar Film Festival Returns To Philadelphia

The festival will feature 62 films from 16 countries that tell the story of the people of the African diaspora.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/29/2017

Activists March, Demand Probe Into David Jones Shooting

Clergy and civil rights activists marched through Center City Friday demanding a deeper probe into the police shooting that left a black man dead last month

07/28/2017

Judge Allows Trump Election Fraud Commission To Move Forward

President Donald Trump’s commission on election fraud got a win this week when a federal judge ruled it could resume collecting voter data from states.

07/28/2017

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Non-Profit Providing Better Health One Neighborhood At A Time

A social services group that provides healthcare services to the elderly and disabled is taking preventative care directly to neighborhoods.

07/28/2017

Chester Church Brings Joy And Healing To The Stage

The city of Chester has seen a rash of violence in recent weeks, but there is a ray of hope thanks to a local church.

07/27/2017

Trump’s Transgender Military Ban Receives Local Backlash

President Donald Trump’s reinstatement of the ban on transgenders in the military is getting strong reaction locally.

07/26/2017

Philadelphia Honors First African-American In Space Col. Guion Bluford

Bluford has always known that the sky is not the limit.

07/25/2017

Philadelphia Judge Rules To Reduce Sentencing For Juvenile Lifer

 The US Supreme Court ruled in 2015 that mandatory life without parole for a juvenile was unconstitutional, giving thousands a chance at freedom.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/24/2017

Major Set Back For Project HOME Has LGBTQ Housing Project On The Ropes

Project HOME had agreed to purchase a five parcels on North 8th Street for $1.75 million.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/23/2017

Global Community Of Women Business Owners Land In Philadelphia

Founder Frederique Irwin says joining the group is like getting an MBA, well, almost.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/23/2017

Reports: Trump Looks Into Pardons As Way Around Russian Investigation

A presidential pardon releases a person of any punishment resulting from a federal crime.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/21/2017

New Interim DA Kelley Hodge Has History With Office

A panel of more than 80 judges voted to select Philadelphia’s interim district attorney Thursday.

07/20/2017

Board Of Judges To Select Interim DA

The candidates gave presentations Wednesday night, but one withdrew their application.

07/19/2017

Philly Police Hold 2nd Annual Kids Block Party

Philadelphia’s 25th Police District took over several blocks of the Fairhill section of North Philadelphia for hours on Wednesday.

07/19/2017

Mayor’s Office Announces New Agency In Effort To Battle Violent Crime In Philadelphia

To date the city has clocked 168 homicides, which is up 20 percent from this date last year.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/18/2017

City Of Camden Takes Steps Towards Decriminalizing Marijuana

Lawmakers are looking to Philadelphia for inspiration.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/17/2017

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