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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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(Credit: Cherri Gregg)

AIDS Prevention Behind Bars The Focus Of Local Event

The event brought together roughly 1,100 impacted both by HIV and mass incarceration.

06/17/2016

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DNC CEO Breaks Barriers Behind The Scenes

Reverend Leah Daughtry is all about business.

06/16/2016

(credit: Cherri Gregg)

White House Convenes Nation’s First Summit On Women

The White House convened the nation’s first Summit on women. The three-day conference brought together 5,000 women and men from across the country.

06/15/2016

Photo credit: KYW's Tim Jimenez

Three Alarm Fire At Apartment Building In West Philadelphia

Authorities say more than 100 people were evacuated from the building.

06/12/2016

Jim Burns before his 600 mile journey. Picture credit: KYW's Community Affairs reporter Cherri Gregg

Local Man Begins 600 Mile Walking Journey; Raising Money For Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

A Souderton man is taking a 600 mile walk beginning in King of Prussia.

06/10/2016

(Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Transgender Rights Discussion Likely To Go Global As Olympics Approach

This year’s new recommendations on trans athletes could come front and center.

06/09/2016

Rapper Freeway  mentoring kids in Southwest Philadelphia. (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Rapper From Philly Inspires Young Musicians

Freeway spent Wednesday evening mentoring young artists in Southwest Philadelphia.

06/09/2016

Movie Reel

Philadelphia Latino Film Festival Brings Different Points Of View To The Big Screen

The region’s only film festival designed to showcase emerging and established Latino and Latin American film makers kicks off Friday.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/08/2016

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Supreme Court Ruling May Give Juvenile Lifers In Philadelphia A Second Chance

There are new protocols in place to help deal with the backlog of juvenile life without parole cases in Philadelphia.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/07/2016

Keyon McCloud-Holman piloting a plane.
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West Philadelphia Teacher Helps Students Soar, Literally

It was an unusual field trip for two Philadelphia high school students. The afternoon began with a class on flight safety and a tour of a four-seater Piper aircraft.

06/06/2016

The Manayunk wall is the place where the Philadelphia International Cycling Classic both begins and ends. Photo credit: KYW's Cherri Gregg

Cyclists Tackle Infamous Manayunk Wall For Annual Philadelphia International Cycling Classic

It takes pacing, the men ride 110 miles, taking on the wall nine times. The women race 73.8 miles, making the climb 6 times.

06/05/2016

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Philly’s Underground Dirt Bike Community Exposed In New Documentary

Illegal ATVs and dirt bikes have long been a problem on Philadelphia Streets. A new documentary pulls back the curtain on the city’s underground dirt bike community through a local legend.

05/29/2016

The main stage at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts. (Credit: Tom Rickert)

A Five Month Festival Rises From The Ashes This Summer

Titled Firebird: Re-imagined — the music is a multidisciplinary interpretation of Igor Straveinsky’s schore the 1910 ballet Firebird.

05/27/2016

(Credit: Witnesses to Hunger at Drexel University)

Film Highlights Philly Woman’s Efforts To Save Food Stamp Benefits

The six minute film tells the story of Tianna Gaines-Turner.

05/26/2016

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Effort To Revitalize Nicetown Helps Put Formerly Incarcerated To Work

A new project is expected to revitalize the Nicetown-Tioga section of the Philadelphia, while putting formerly incarcerated city residents to work.

05/25/2016

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