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 communityaffairs@kyw.com.”

Follow Cherri Gregg on Twitter @cherrigregg.

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(Chris Bartlett, head of the William Way Center, describes the gay rights exhibit opening this June at the Constitution Center.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Details Announced For Constitution Center Show Outlining 50 Years of Gay Rights Efforts in Philadelphia

Titled “Speaking Out for Equality: The Constitution, Gay Rights, and the Supreme Court,” the exhibit will showcase artifacts, photographs, and legal precedents that tell the story of the gay civil rights movement.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/10/2015

(Ashlee Sanders holds a poster soliciting information about her missing cousin.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Family of Mt. Laurel Woman, Presumed Murdered, Hoping To Locate Her Body For Burial

The relatives of a Mount Laurel, NJ woman who went missing just before the new year are desperately seeking closure.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/09/2015

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Garry Mills, Helping Inner City Kids With Basketball Lessons and More

“I lost thirteen friends to violence, and I felt like I had an obligation to do what needed to be done in the streets,” Mills says.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/09/2015

Police officers line up in the back of church during a special service for fallen officer Robert Wilson III. (credit: Cherri Gregg)

Church In North Philadelphia Holds Special Mass To Honor Fallen Police Officer

Saint Martin de Porres Catholic Church, in the neighborhood where Philadelphia police officer Robert Wilson III was killed in the line of duty, held a special mass in his honor on Sunday.

03/08/2015

Photo of Herman Winters, Loretta Winters and grandaughter Jordan Winters, 8.  They are holding a photo of Amelia Boynton Robinson as featured in a Black History Month edition of USA Today. (credit: Jasmine Nia Haynes)

Gloucester County Family Marches Alongside Thousands In Selma For 50th Anniversary Of “Bloody Sunday”

A Gloucester County, New Jersey family is spending today in Selma, Alabama along with President Obama and civil rights leaders to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Selma to Montgomery “Bloody Sunday” march.

03/07/2015

(credit: Cherri Gregg/KYW Newsradio)

Winter Weather Forcing Political Candidates To Find Creative Ways To Get Signatures

There just a few days left before the March 10th deadline for political candidates to file nominating petitions with the Philadelphia’s City Commissioners’ Office.

03/07/2015

(Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Immigration Advocates Oppose Bill Forcing Pa. Agencies To Verify Citizenship Before Issuing Benefits

Philadelphia’s immigration advocates held a press conference Wednesday demanding that Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf veto the bill.

03/05/2015

(The Wyndmoor Montessori School was shut down after the death of an infant.  File photo by Cherri Gregg)

Montco Daycare, Shut Down For Violations, Absolved in Death of Infant Last January

Now, the official cause of death is listed as sudden infant death syndrome, commonly known as SIDS.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/04/2015

Wilfredo Rojas, holding a photo of himself and his son. (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Arrest of Suspect in Son’s Philadelphia Murder Brings Measure of Solace to Parents

The victim’s family says they applied community pressure that forced the gunman to turn himself in.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/03/2015

Nikki Johnson-Huston in the KYW Newsradio studio showing off her new app "Donafy." (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

New App Links Those In Need To Services

This successful Philadelphia tax attorney wanted to create an innovative way to help those in need. So she and her tech-savvy husband Shawn came up with a smartphone app to do that.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/02/2015

Sharswood Elementary School (Credit: CBS 3)

Parents Concerned After Students Fall Ill At Philadelphia School

Parents are demanding a South Philadelphia school be closed for at least a day to be sanitized after some students came down with an illness.

02/28/2015

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New Report Finds Philadelphia’s Stop And Frisk Still Targets Minorities

Civil rights groups have released a report analyzing data on the number of police stop and frisks in Philadelphia. The groups say tens of thousands of minorities are being stopped illegally.

02/25/2015

Wilfredo Rojas, holding a photo of himself and his son. (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

NJ NAACP Official Seeks Public’s Help Finding Suspect In Son’s Murder

Wilfredo Rojas is hoping his community work will encourage the public to help.

02/23/2015

Left to right:  Ray Giannantonio, secretary; Saverio Lacroce, president; Robert Recchiuti, director; and Robert Paglione, treasurer of Carz N' Toyz.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

A Love of Cars and a Love of Children Fuels Charitable Group’s Good Works

In the span of four years, the group that calls itself “Carz N’ Toyz” has donated about $300,000 worth of toys and medical equipment.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/23/2015

(Kenneth Scott, at the KYW Newsradio studios.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Gamechanger: Kenneth Scott and Beech Companies

The Beech Companies includes a nonprofit, a bank, a real estate company, and a media organization. Together they are working to revitalize a North Central Philadelphia neighborhood.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/20/2015

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