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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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St. Laurentius Catholic Church on East Berks Street in fishtown. (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Fishtown Residents Vow to Save Historic Church

A group of Fishtown residents say they want to preserve a historic church that the Archdiocese closed in March.

04/06/2014

St. Matthews Manor in West Philadelphia (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Fire Burns Through Philadelphia Senior Living Facilty

Dozens of residents were forced to evacuate St. Matthews Manor in West Philadelphia Saturday.

04/05/2014

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Philadanco’s ‘Blood, Sweat And Dance’

The Philadelphia Dance Company presents its spring program at the Kimmel Center on April 17th, 18th and 19th, and this year’s theme is “Blood, Sweat and Dance.”

04/05/2014

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Philadelphia Conference ‘Breaks The Silence’ On Mental Illness

Pa. Senator Vincent Hughes’ office sponsors the free two-day conference kicking off today.

04/04/2014

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Walk Of Peace To Commemorate MLK Assassination

The 7th annual Bridge Walk for Peace begins at the Philadelphia side of the Ben Franklin Bridge at 6 a.m. this morning.

04/04/2014

(Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter gives a replica Liberty Bell to legendary Philadelphia jazz saxophonist Benny Golson in honor of Jazz Appreciation Month.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Dozens of Concerts Slated For ‘Jazz Appreciation Month’ in Philadelphia

The fourth annual “Philly Jam” is the city’s way of showcasing Philadelphia’s contribution to the art of jazz.

04/03/2014

Kevin Diggs, Terrie Hawkins and Keisha Diggs (credit: Cherri Gregg)

Twins Born To Mother With HIV To Accept Award From AIDS Fund

The AidsFund will honor teenaged twins born at their 15th annual Black-Tie GayBINGO fundraiser later this week. The pair was born to an HIV-positive mother and spent their life volunteering for the cause.

04/03/2014

(A rally for immigration reform outside the office of US Rep. Pat Meehan, R-Pa.   Photo by Cherri Gregg)

National ‘Fast For Families’ Visits Philadelphia Area, Promoting Immigration Reform

“We’ve been calling on people to fast because now is the time,” said Lisa Sharon Harper (at lectern in photo), who works for the DC-based Sojourners.

04/02/2014

Tricia Stouch (left) and Chelsey Price (right). Credit: Cherri Gregg

Drug Overdose Prevention Task Force Holds Series Of Presentations

They’re hoping to curb the rising number of drug overdoses in the area.

04/02/2014

(Floyd Carson holds his expired Penndot ID card.  As of April 1st, the fee for a new card is $27.50.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

For Those Living Hand-to-Mouth, New Penndot ID Card Fee is Harsh Slap

The price of a Penndot identification card more than doubled on April 1st, to $27.50.

04/01/2014

Sixers fans watch their team snap their 26-game losing streak at Xfinity Live in Philadelphia Saturday night. (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Fans Relieved Sixers Losing Streak Comes To An End

Saturday marked the first time since before the Super Bowl that the Philadelphia Sixers won a game — and it was a good thing they did.

03/30/2014

(File photo.  Credit: Jim McIsaac/ Getty Images)

Some Eagles’ Fans Shocked, Others Not-so-much, at DeSean Jackson Announcement

There is strong reaction from Eagles fans as the team announces the release of wide receiver DeSean Jackson.

03/28/2014

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Sunoco Praised For Revising Its Criminal Background Check Policy

Several Philadelphia advocacy groups are applauding one of the area’s largest employers for changing its hiring practices to give those with criminal records a better chance at a job. And they’re hoping other companies take note.

03/28/2014

(Joan Myers Brown, left, and Trudy Haynes.  Photos provided by Philadelphia Freedom Festival)

Nine Trailblazing Philadelphia Women Being Honored at Catto Awards Luncheon

The list of honorees includes Joan Myers Brown of Philadanco and former CBS-3 reporter and host Trudy Haynes.

03/28/2014

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New Jersey Shows High Occurrence of Autism Disorders

“In New Jersey, the prevalence is one in 45 children with (some degree of) autism,” says Dr. Walter Zahorodny, an assistant professor of pediatrics at the New Jersey Medical School.

03/27/2014

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