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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.

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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A photo of the chair that was presented to Archbishop Chaput during the Holiday Mass at PPS. (Photo provided by the Philadelphia Prison System)

Inmates At Curran-Fromhold Make Special Gift For Pope Francis

When Pope Francis meets with inmates at Curran-Fromhold on the second day of his trip to Philadelphia, he’ll be greeted with a seat fit for a king.

07/22/2015

Water main break near N. 52nd Street in West Philadelphia on June 14, 2015. (credit: Cherri Gregg/KYW)

Five Weeks After Major Water Main Break, West Phila. Residents Still Dealing With Aftermath

Five weeks after a major water main broke open spilling millions of gallons of water into a West Philadelphia neighborhood, residents of the area are still dealing with the aftermath.

07/21/2015

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Building Fire In South Philadelphia Being Investigated As Possible Arson

Police are investigating a suspicious fire that forced more than a dozen people from their homes overnight in South Philadelphia.

07/19/2015

Cheyney alum met on Wednesday at Zion Baptist Church in North Philadelphia. (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Cheyney University Alumni Dispel Takeover Rumors

Less less than a month after it was announced that Cheyney University and it’s neighbor, West Chester University, would begin collaborating, alumni began to fear worst: that the nation’s oldest historically Black institution of higher ed would be taken over.

07/18/2015

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Airport Employees From Philly, DC Ask DOJ To Investigate One Of World’s Largest Airlines

Scores of employees who work for American Airlines and US Airways asked the DOJ to investigate claims of race discrimination and unsafe working conditions.

07/17/2015

PHILADELPHIA, PA - JULY 14: U.S. President Barack Obama addresses attendees at the 106th NAACP national convention on July 14, 2015 in Philadephia, Pennsylvania. Obama's speech addressed the unfairness in our criminal justice system and offered ideas for reform. (Photo by Mark Makela/Getty Images)

Organizations Join Forces To Push For Criminal Justice Reform In PA

The Justice Action Network includes organizations like the ACLU and the Faith and Freedom Coalition. Their goal is to pass laws in key states like Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania.

07/16/2015

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Former President Bill Clinton Speaks At NAACP Convention

Clinton walked into rousing applause and organ music.

07/15/2015

File photo: NAACP President Cornell Brooks addresses attendees on day three of the NAACP Convention. (credit: Cherri Gregg/KYW)

President Obama In Philadelphia To Address 106th NAACP Convention

Attendees are looking to Obama for national leadership on civil rights. And they’ll be looking to former president Bill Clinton on Wednesday to discuss economics.

07/14/2015

File photo: NAACP President Cornell Brooks addresses attendees on day three of the NAACP Convention. (credit: Cherri Gregg/KYW)

NAACP Leaders Focus On The Future On Day Three Of Convention

NAACP leaders have laid out the road map for the future throughout their convention in Philadelphia.

07/13/2015

COLUMBIA, SC - JULY 9:  The Confederate battle flag flies on its last full day at the South Carolina state house July 9, 2015 in Columbia, South Carolina. Governor Nikki Haley signed a bill removing the Confederate battle flag from the state house grounds on Thursday afternoon. (Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images)

NAACP Lifts Economic Boycott On South Carolina

For 15 years, the NAACP boycotted the state of South Carolina. The organization imposed an economic boycott of the state because of its insistence in flying the Confederate flag on the grounds of its state capitol.

07/12/2015

(Inside the Pennsylvania Convention Center. File photo by John Ostapkovich.)

President Obama And Thousands Of Visitors Expected At NAACP Convention

The 106th annual convention is expected to unite thousands of activists on the issues of Voting Rights, Criminal Justice Reform, Economic Opportunity, Health Equity and Education Equality.

07/07/2015

(Aleida Garcia, visiting the Shrine of St. John Neumann, in Northern Liberties.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Support For Families of Victims, From One Who Knows

“I asked myself, are you going to fall apart and surrender to the chaos, or are you going to take a stand?” she recalls.

07/06/2015

( File photo by Syma Chowdhry)

Today Marks 50th Anniversary Of Nation’s First Public Demonstration For LGBT Rights That Took Place In Philadelphia

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the nation’s first public demonstration for LGBT rights. It took place right outside of Independence Hall.

07/04/2015

(Photo provided by the National LGBT 50th Anniversary Celebration Committee)

National LGBT 50th Anniversary Celebration Begins Today In Philadelphia

The LGBT civil rights movement began in Philadelphia 50 years ago this 4th of July — and to mark the milestone — the city is kicking off a national four day celebration.

07/02/2015

(File photo. Credit: Harry Engels/ Getty Images)

Pa. Attorney General: Chain Of Nursing Homes Took Advantage Of The Elderly And Infirm

Pennsylvania’s attorney general announced legal action against a chain of nursing home companies that operates 36 facilities in the state. The company is accusing Kathleen Kane of using her office inappropriately.

07/01/2015

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