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.
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.
Sixty students who play string, woodwind, brass, and percussion instruments spent two intense weeks studying with professional musicians from Camden’s “Symphony in C.”
“We are very focused on the financial, logistical, and security issues surrounding any convention,” says DNC executive director Amy Dacey.
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.
Despite the scandal, McGreevey’s announcement opened the closet door for many in the LGBT community.
It’s been eight years since fire gutted The Lincoln, leaving it to sit as an eyesore at 12th and Locust Streets.
Philadelphia CeaseFire has launched a new campaign that it hopes will stop violent shootings before they occur.
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.
The Ray of Hope Project brings in strong, healthy volunteers to fight what the group’s head calls an “uphill battle” in Kensington.
“We’re trying to work together to put the ‘nice’ back in the town,” says Majeedah Rashid, CEO of the Nicetown Community Development Corporation.
Today marks the second day of the Philadelphia Police Department’s Senior Safety Expo.
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.
“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.”
One hundred everyday folks are preparing to take the stage to perform an epic scene in one of Shakespeare’s most popular plays.
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.