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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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Picture shows split screen of after shot of first stack's demolition (left) and view with both stacks demolished. (credit: Cherri Gregg/KYW)

Exelon Corporation Demolishes Two Giant Coal Stacks

Exelon Corporation dismantled two coal stacks in one of the retired areas of the company’s Eddystone Generating Station.


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Family Of Woman Gunned Down In Nicetown Still Looking For Answers 1 Year Later

Her family is holding a vigil Sunday, hoping it sparks renewed interest in the case.


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Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival Kicks Off This Weekend

The two-week Festival is one of longest running series of its kind in the U.S.


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Philadelphia Clef Club Celebrating Special Anniversary

The Philadelphia Clef Club of Jazz and Performing Arts moved to Broad and Fitzwater 20 years ago.


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Alum Gear Up For Rally To Pressure Gov. Wolf To Save Cheyney

Alumni from Cheyney University are gearing up for a rally to show Governor Tom Wolf they’re serious about saving their beloved alma mater.


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Philadelphia Senior Centers Feel The Pinch Of Pa. Budget Impasse

Wednesday marks 127 days without a budget in Pennsylvania and many Philadelphia non-profits that depending on state funding are nearing their breaking point.


Larry Platt writes check to winner. (credit: Cherri Gregg/KYW)

Philadelphia Voter Receives $10K Just For Casting A Ballot

One lucky Philadelphian got a windfall Tuesday night just for casting a ballot. It was part of an effort to boost low voter participation in the city.


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High School Students Work The Polls On Election Day

It’s part of a new program designed to engage young voters.


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Are Elections The Best Way To Select Judges For The Pa. Supreme Court?

Pennsylvania is one of only seven states that elects judges via partisan elections at all levels of its courts.


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Phila. DA Reminds Voters Election Fraud Task Force Available To Address Election Day Concerns

The Philadelphia District Attorney joined voter watchdog Committee of Seventy to remind voters that the Election Fraud Task Force will be on hand Tuesday to address Election Day concerns.


Samuel Burris (photo provided by Robert Seeley)

Free, Black Abolitionist Convicted In Delaware In 1847 Receives Official Pardon From State Governor

Samuel D. Burris was born into freedom in or around 1813 in the Willow Grove section of Delaware. He was well educated, the son of George Burris, a free Black man. But the younger Burris is most known for his acts of defiance.


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Woman Killed In Fire At Apartment Complex In Plymouth Meeting; Dozens Displaced

Flames broke out around 10:30 p.m. Saturday in Building D of the Plymouth Rock Apartments along the 1900 block of Sandy Hill Road and quickly escalated to three alarms.


Election ballots. (Credit: Julie Denesha/Getty Images)

200 High School Students Prepare For Election Day As Part Of The Election Ambassador Corps

The project is called — the Election Ambassador Corps. It deputizes junior and seniors from six area high schools to visit polling places, answer voter questions, conduct exit and provide suggestion on improving the voter experience.


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New Project Aims To Inform All Voters While Inspiring The Youngest

The Committee of Seventy is making final preparations for a pilot program that’ll deploy 200 high school students at polling places across Philadelphia on Election Day.


Kathleen Brown McHale sits in one of the empty classrooms at SPIN/OCT. 27, 2015 (photo credit Cherri Gregg)

Pa. Lawmakers Wrangle Over Budget, Some Education Programs In Limbo

Pennsylvania lawmakers have spent months wrangling over the budget and the impact of the impasse is being felt statewide. The stalemate could have long-term effects on some of the state’s most vulnerable: children.




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