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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Workshop Helps City Residents Get Engaged In Their Community

The City of Philadelphia is holding an all day workshop designed to help community members build their civic engagement and leadership skills.


City Officials Break Ground On Repurposing Of Old Factory Building

City officials were in Hunting Park on Friday to break ground on an $18 million project that would re-purpose an old factory on North 5th Street.


Boy Scouts To Accept Girls, But Not Everyone Is Happy

The Boy Scouts of America will start admitting girls as Cub Scouts next year and then open up a program for older girls in 2019.


Mexican Father Holed Up In Church Now Free After 11 Months

A 40-year old Mexican father is now a free man after spending 11 months holed up in a Center City Church.


Effort To Rename 30th Street After Late Congressman Finally Sees Movement

The bill to rename the station to the William H. Gray III 30th Street station passed back in 2014; last month the William H. Grey III Memorial Committee held a press conference demanding progress.

KYW Newsradio 1060–10/10/2017

Community Service For Rizzo Statue Egg-Thrower, His Attorney’s Argument You May See Again

Attorney Michael Coard is one of several African-American attorneys representing two defendants who allegedly defaced Rizzo statue in August.

KYW Newsradio 1060–10/10/2017

Thousands Gather At Philadelphia Summit On Workplace Diversity, Inclusion

The Out and Equal Summit provides workshops, expert panels and learning opportunities on how to create a workplace that is inclusive of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expression

KYW Newsradio 1060–10/10/2017

Flashpoint: Gun Control, Criminal Justice Reform, Spreading Positive Energy

This week on Flashpoint: We tackle on the debate over gun control in the wake of the mass shooting in Las Vegas this week that claimed the lives of 58 people and injured nearly 500.

KYW Newsradio 1060–10/08/2017

Malcolm Jenkins: Making An Impact On And Off The Field

Sports superstars have been dominating headlines in recent weeks, and many times it has little to do what is going on on the field.

KYW Newsradio 1060–10/06/2017

Liberian Singers Help Affect Change In Philadelphia

A group of Liberian singers are using their musical talents to help make change right here in Philadelphia.


Philadelphia Sheriff’s Office Launches New Transgender Policy For Inmates

The Philadelphia Sheriff’s Office is launching a new policy for the transport, search and housing of transgender individuals.


Lawsuit Filed Challenging Federal Jail’s Visitation Policy

A federal class action suit filed Thursday challenges the visitation policy at a Philadelphia detention Center.


Supreme Court To Hear Arguments On Partisan Redistricting

This term, the U.S. Supreme Court will deal with religious freedom, employee rights and privacy in the digital age, but their biggest issue will be redistricting or gerrymandering.


Flashpoint: Gurney Street Clean Up, Ending Breast Cancer, And Philadelphia OIC

This week on Flashpoint: We take on the debate over the clean-up of the infamous Conrail tracks in Kensington.


Coalition Of Men Aims To Reduce Violence In Philly’s Toughest Neighborhoods

A coalition of men is working to reclaim the streets in two of Philadelphia’s toughest neighborhoods. 


Neighbors Dealing With Aftermath Of Conrail Cleanup

Now residents are complaining that the human element that once lived underground- is now spilling into the neighborhood.


Local Leaders Urge Amtrak To Rename Station After Late Congressman Bill Gray

A coalition of political and community leaders held a press conference Friday to demand that Amtrak abide by the federal law renaming 30th Street Station after the late Congressman Bill Gray.


Philly Museum Dedicated To Slavery Holocaust Closes Its Doors

The Lest We Forget Black Holocaust Museum and Traveling Exhibit moved into its former home on Richmond Street 15 years ago. But on September 15, they abruptly closed their doors.


Philadelphia Unveils First Monument Honoring African-American

Octavius V. Catto was a 19th Century scholar and activist who was the best known black political figure of his time.


Neighborhoods In South, Southwest Philly Receive DCED Grant

A quarter of a million dollar state grant will help the Point Breeze and Grays Ferry section of South Philadelphia deal with two issues plaguing that community.


Flashpoint: Police Transparency, Catching a Killer and Avoiding Financial Abuse

This week on Flashpoint: We tackle the debate over police transparency.


City Celebrates Unity Cup With Philly Style Block Party

The Unity Cup brings Philadelphia’s diverse communities together in a World Cup style soccer tournament.


PECO Gives OIC Philadelphia $100K To Grow New Training Program

PECO Gives OIC Philadelphia $100K To Grow New Training Program

OIC Philadelphia is partnering with a local utility company to launch a green jobs training program.


‘We’re Walking Around With A Scarlet Letter’: Dreamers At Rutgers Urge Reform During Meeting With NJ Congressman

A group of Dreamers who attend Rutgers University got to meet with New Jersey Congressman Donald Norcross Wednesday, urging him to push for reform.


City’s Commission On Women Sets Sights On Equal Pay With New Report

Women and girls make up more than 53 percent of the city’s population, and nearly 60 percent of the workforce while Philadelphia continues to be one of the poorest of the America’s large cities.

KYW Newsradio 1060–09/19/2017

Philadelphia Engages Faith Leaders In Effort To Stop Violence

Scores of faith leaders and activists gathered at the Philadelphia Anti-Drug, Anti-Violence Network office at 17th and Lehigh.

KYW Newsradio 1060–09/19/2017

South Philly Woman Uses Fashion To Feed Homeless

A South Philadelphia woman is helping to feed those in need. She uses fashion to fund her effort.

KYW Newsradio 1060–09/18/2017

Flashpoint: Debate Over DACA, ROAR for Good Making World Safer, and Future of Odunde

This week on Flashpoint: the heated debate over the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or DACA program created via an executive order signed by President Barack Obama.


New Fringe Festival Program Looks To Pump Up The Volume

A unique program takes place this week that’s designed to pump up the volume on Philadelphia’s night life by putting the focus on the men and women who get partygoers on the dance floor.


Visit Philly Launches New Campaign Aimed At Attracting African-Americans

“We Got You” includes a series of five web videos that takes audiences on a tour of Philadelphia food, fashion, culture and history.




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