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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The St. Bernard Community Garden in Southwest Philadelphia. (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Growing Effort To Save Philadelphia Community Garden

The conflict between developers and neighborhood gardeners continues.


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West Chester Man Creates Watchdog To Help Protect Children Online

It’s called Bark. The name is a play on words for this online watchdog that searches children’s text message, email and social media accounts for questionable behavior.


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Philadelphia Agencies Get Increase In Funding To Help Curb Homelessness

Philadelphia is getting an uptick in federal funding to help tackle homelessness, meaning more permanent housing for those who need it.


Valerie Gay in the KYW Newsradio studio. (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Celebration Of Black Art Throughout May In Philadelphia

A South Philly non-profit will kick off its annual celebration of African American Art May 1st.


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Philadelphia Black Pride Events Celebrate African American LGBTQ Community

It has a history that goes back decades.


Ernest Stuart, founder of the Center City Jazz Festival. 
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Center City Jazz Festival Returns For Fifth Year

The Center City Jazz Festival will take over Sansom street Saturday for the fifth year in a row.


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Philadelphia Man Files Federal Lawsuit Against SEPTA After Company Refuses To Hire Him

A bus driver rejected from a job at SEPTA has filed a federal lawsuit claiming the agency misused his background check to disqualify him from the position.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/28/2016

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North Penn High School Jazz Band To Play New Orleans Festival

They may be young, but their music has old-fashioned soul. And they’re taking that soul on the road to the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.


Tanya Brown Dickerson, mother of Brandon Tate-Brown, speaking to reporters in June. (Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Brandon Tate-Brown Family Lawsuit Will Move Forward

Brown was killed by police in December of 2014, but his supporters allege a cover-up.


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Local Reaction Pouring In Following Death Of Prince

Those who attended Prince concerts say it was an experience to remember.


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North Philly Catholic School Holds Parade After Boys Basketball Team Wins Championship

A North Philadelphia Catholic school shut down Lehigh Avenue near 23rd Street today for a parade


Robert "Woody" Woodward

West Philly Barber Uses Chair To Build Dialogue And Bridges Across Color Lines

A Wynnefield barber who has cut the hair of some of nation’s biggest celebrities is using his chair to spark dialogue.


Students from Camden LEAP Academy University Charter School.  (credit: Cherri Gregg)

Program In Camden Aims To Close Gender Gap In Politics By Inspiring Girls

Women are more than half of the U.S. population, yet hold less than 20 percent of seat in Congress. A program in Camden, New Jersey is hoping to close this gender gap in politics by inspiring high school girls.


Early childcare classroom (credit: Cherri Gregg)

Conference At Community College Of Philadelphia Aims To Tackle Poverty

A South Philadelphia nonprofit implemented a new solution to poverty and will host several political leaders at a conference Wednesday hoping the dynamic approach sticks.


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Philadelphia Immigrants Rally Outside U.S. Supreme Court In Support Of Obama’s Immigration Plan

Philadelphia immigrants were among those who rallied outside of the U.S. Supreme Court Monday as the eight justices heard oral arguments over the legality of executive actions taken by President Obama to protect immigrants.




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