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 CBSPhilly.com.

 

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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Homeless shelter

Homeless Shelter Shooting Raises Serious Security Concerns For Employees

The double shooting at a North Philadelphia homeless shelter on Sunday is sparking safety concerns. The shooting claimed the life of one shelter employee and injured another.

01/19/2016

Camden mom

Camden Woman Tried To Rescue Teen Son From Gang Prior To His Murder

It’s been a week since a 13-year-old boy became Camden’s first homicide victim of 2016. His mother says he had ties to a gang and she made numerous calls for help to no avail.

01/14/2016

The couple receive keys for  new home during happier times.

LOVE Park Family Lawyers Up To Challenge Charity’s Decision To Cut Cash

The homeless family that captured headlines last October when their two-year-old was found wandering in LOVE Park has lawyered up. The public donated thousands to help them. And now, they’re challenging the charity that pulled the plug on the cash.

01/12/2016

The late Joe Frazier, former Heavyweight Champion of the World, poses for a portrait at his boxing gym in Philadelphia. (Credit: Al Bello/Getty Images)

Family Of Late Boxing Great Joe Frazier Celebrating His Life With Party In South Philly

Former heavyweight boxing champion, the late ‘Smokin’ Joe Frazier would have turned 72 today. So those who love him are throwing a birthday party at XFINITY Live in his honor.

01/12/2016

Photo of Immigration advocates at Protest on Friday. (photo credit Juntos)

Local Group Working With Immigrants Concerned About ICE Raids

With the new year came the announcement that federal agents are deporting Central Americans who illegally crossed the U.S. border since 2014 and were unable to gain asylum.

01/11/2016

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Local Organization Making Big Changes To Help More Kids

Brothers Big Sisters of Southeastern Pennsylvania is making a big announcement today.

01/11/2016

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No Jackpot Winner, But Plenty Of Powerball Prizes In Pennsylvania, New Jersey

More than 900,000 Pennsylvanians and nearly 800,000 players from New Jersey won smaller prizes, with a single winner from the Commonwealth winning $1 million.

01/10/2016

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Fundraiser Celebrates Life Of First Phila. Police Officer Killed In Line Of Duty

Lauretha Vaird was gunned down 20 years ago after being first on the scene of a robbery.

01/08/2016

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Mummers Work To Become More Inclusive In Approach Similar To Once Exclusive Mardi Gras

It’s not the only folk festival that’s suffered growing pains because of hate speech.

01/07/2016

Brian Jenkins, of Chosen 300 Ministries, speaks to reporters (photo credit Cherri Gregg)

Nonprofit Helping ‘LOVE Park’ Homeless Family Cuts Off Support

The non-profit that pledged to help a homeless family whose son was found wandering in LOVE Park last October is pulling the plug on its support.

01/06/2016

Students reveal this year's mural. (credit: Cherri Gregg/KYW)

Philadelphia Gears Up For Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day Of Service

In just 12 days, more than 140,000 volunteers are expected to take part in 1,800 service projects across the region with a major focus on celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Montgomery bus boycott started by Rosa Parks and a theme centered on justice.

01/06/2016

Duka supporters outside of federal courthouse in Camden (photo credit  Joe Piette, Project SALAM)

Brothers In “Fort Dix Five” Case To Ask For New Trial In Rare Hearing

Three brothers involved in the “Fort Dix Five” case will get a rare hearing in federal court Wednesday.

01/05/2016

(Photo Credit: KYW's Cherri Gregg)

Fans Drown Their Sorrows In Syrup At A South Philly Diner

It was sad, frustrating, and painful for most die hard fans who focused their hopes on one man, Coach Chip Kelly.

12/27/2015

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Kwanzaa Celebration Kicks Off Saturday At African-American Museum Of Philadelphia

The African-American Museum of Philadelphia will kick off its annual Kwanzaa celebration tomorrow.

12/25/2015

Joseph Barton with his children. (photo provided by Joseph Barton)

Husband Of Woman Killed In Holmesburg Accident Hires Attorney

The husband of one of the three women killed in a fiery crash in Holmesburg on Sunday is struggling as he prepares to bury his wife. As KYW Community Affairs reporter Cherri Gregg tells us in this exclusive interview, the family has hired an attorney and is looking for answers.

12/23/2015

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