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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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(The Washington Avenue Pier.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Nature Sanctuary Opens at Foot of Washington Ave. in South Philly

Tucked between the US Coast Guard Station and the Sheet Metal Workers’ union headquarters, at Washington Avenue and Columbus Boulevard, is the Washington Avenue Pier.

08/15/2014

(Participants in the Symphony in C summer camp rehearse for their final recital on Saturday.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

South Jersey Summer Music Camp Readies For Final Concert of Season

Sixty students who play string, woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments spent two intense weeks studying with professional musicians from Camden’s “Symphony in C.”

08/14/2014

(Mayor Nutter and former governor Rendell listen as DNC executive director Amy Dacey briefs reporters on the first day of the Democrats' visit to Philadelphia.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Democrats Tight-Lipped About 2016 Convention During Philadelphia Visit

“We are very focused on the financial, logistical, and security issues surrounding any convention,” says DNC executive director Amy Dacey.

08/13/2014

Markela Sourovelis with lawyers announced her lawsuit on Independence Mall. (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Suit Claims Philadelphia’s Seizure Practices Are Unconstitutional

The Institute for Justice filed a federal class action claiming the city of Philadelphia’s practice of seizing millions in cash, cars and houses every year is unconstitutional.

08/13/2014

(A newspaper box announcing the resignation of New Jersey governor Jim McGreevey stands in front of the NJ State House in Trenton on August 13, 2004.    Photo by Chris Hondros/ Getty Images)

10 Years Later, Recalling The Impact of Gov. McGreevey’s Surprise Announcement

Despite the scandal, McGreevey’s announcement opened the closet door for many in the LGBT community.

08/12/2014

(Construction fencing surrounds The Lincoln, a dilapidated apartment building at 12th and Locust Streets.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Neighbors Ecstatic That Burned-Out Center City Apartment House Will Be Rebuilt

It’s been eight years since fire gutted The Lincoln, leaving it to sit as an eyesore at 12th and Locust Streets.

08/12/2014

Quinzel Tomoney (far left) and other Philadelphia CeaseFire community organizers speak to residents in North Philadelphia. (credit: Cherri Gregg)

Philadelphia CeaseFire Launches New Effort To End Street Violence

Philadelphia CeaseFire has launched a new campaign that it hopes will stop violent shootings before they occur.

08/11/2014

Beech International on Cecil B. Moore Avenue. (credit: Cherri Gregg/KYW)

A Day Of Jazz To Celebrate 25 Years Of Community Revitalization In North Central Philadelphia

A North Philadelphia organization known for community development is kicking off its 25th anniversary celebration with a day of Jazz on Cecil B. Moore Avenue next week.

08/09/2014

(Volunteer workers clean up debris across the street from Hessey Playground, in Kensington.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Volunteers Descend on a Philadelphia Neighborhood’s Persistent Grime and Crime

The Ray of Hope Project brings in strong, healthy volunteers to fight what the group’s head calls an “uphill battle” in Kensington.

08/08/2014

(A ceremony in the renovated Nicetown Park opened the three-day Nicetown festival highlighting community improvements.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Nicetown Neighborhood Celebrates Another Year of Community Improvements

“We’re trying to work together to put the ‘nice’ back in the town,” says Majeedah Rashid, CEO of the Nicetown Community Development Corporation.

08/07/2014

Lori Walsh talking to a group of seniors at Watermark on Wednesday. (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

PPD Reaches Out To Educate Older Population

Today marks the second day of the Philadelphia Police Department’s Senior Safety Expo.

08/07/2014

Growing memorial at Germantown and Allegheny. (credit: Tim Jimenez/KYW)

Community Members March To Protect Young Children From Violence

The number of rallies, marches and vigils are adding up as community members react to recent homicides that claimed the lives of young children in North and South Philadelphia. Repeated acts of violence are taking their toll.

08/07/2014

(Lists of prayer requests sit at the alter of the Victory Harvest Fellowship International Church, 2536 South 59th St., in South Philadelphia.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Liberian Church Community in Philadelphia Rallies For Afflicted Countrymen

“This has been a rough year,” said Nora Solo at a church service in South Philadelphia. “The children died in the fire, and then Ebola is going on.”

08/06/2014

(credit: Cherri Gregg)

Community Involvement At Heart Of This Year’s Production Of Shakespeare In Clark Park

One hundred everyday folks are preparing to take the stage to perform an epic scene in one of Shakespeare’s most popular plays.

07/27/2014

Participants in Girls Rock Philly's summer music institute perform on their handmade instruments at the Rotunda, in West Philadelphia.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Young Women Learn About Music and Electronics in Hands-On Workshop

A Fishtown nonprofit that teaches girls confidence through musical self-expression held a concert this week. The “Girls Rock Philly” participants performed on instruments they made from scratch during a two-day workshop.

07/26/2014

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