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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How Will Fewer SEPTA Regional Rail Trains Influence DNC Later This Month?

Tens of thousands are expected to take part in the Democratic National Convention– and most will use public transportation to get to and from the Wells Fargo Center and other events.


The doors to Mother Bethel AME in Society Hill were draped in black for the Sunday morning service. (Credit: Tim Jimenez)

African Methodist Episcopal Church Celebrates 200th Anniversary With Bronze Statue Of Founder

Mother Bethel AME Church in Society Hill is abuzz today as the African Methodist Episcopal faith celebrates a major milestone with the unveiling of a statute of its founder.


With locked arms, four immigration activists, including a 13-year-old boy, sat blocking the Broad Street off amp.
Photo credit: KYW's Cherri Gregg

Immigration Protesters Block Off Ramp To Vine Street Expressway Following SCOTUS Decision

Juntos Executive Director Erika Almiron said the protest was all about bringing awareness to the Supreme Courts decision.


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Nonprofit Set To Reveal Strategic Plan For North Broad Street

The Community Development Corporation that took over North Broad Street last year will reveal its strategic plan on Tuesday.


Bebashi Transition to Hope (credit: Kristen Johanson)

North Philly Nonprofit Aims To Prevent Spread Of HIV

Monday was National HIV Testing Day. The nonprofit Bebashi rolled out its testing efforts to help prevent the spread of the disease.


File photo of a Planned Parenthood building. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Local Advocates React To Supreme Court Decision Striking Down Texas Abortion Clinic Regulations

Local advocates on both sides of the abortion issue are responding to the U.S. Supreme Court decision striking down a Texas abortion clinic regulation.


Racers emerging from their swim in the Schuylkill.
(credit: Cherri Gregg)

Athletes Gather In Philly For Trirock Triathlon

It was the ultimate test: a one mile swim in the Schuylkill River, then a 25 mile scenic bike ride, followed by a six-mile run to the finish.


Photo of Jenne Johns. Photo credit: KYW's Cherri Gregg

Local Author Writes New Book For Premature Babies

A Philadelphia woman authored “Once Upon A Preemie” hoping it also helps parents.


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Pennsylvania’s First Mormon Temple Comes To Ben Franklin Parkway

Kunz said the new LDS Temple will serve about 50,000 people in the region. Bruce and Nancy Winn of Delaware will oversee the functioning of the Temple, which will opened in August.


ACLU announces the lawsuit during a press conference. (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

ACLU Suing Philadelphia Over Alleged Free Speech Restrictions During DNC

The ACLU of Pennsylvania filed a First Amendment lawsuit against the City of Philadelphia


Press conference at Juntos in South Philadelphia. (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Strong Reaction Locally After SCOTUS Affirmative Action, Immigration Rulings

The US Supreme Court’s rulings are sparking strong responses from local advocates.


Photo credit: KYW's Cherri Gregg

New Comedy Club Takes Center Stage In Fishtown

Jason Bray is General Manager for Live Nation’s Clubs & Theaters in Philadelphia and says this new club fits the needs of the city.


HARRISBURG, PA - MARCH 21:  Airplane flys over PA State Capitol Building.  (Photo by Lisa Lake/Getty Images for

Bill Banning Abortions After 20 Weeks Heads To PA Senate

A bill that would ban abortion after 20 weeks passed the Pennsylvania House and is now headed to the Senate.



A Local Play Raises Questions While Opening Minds About 2016 Election

Titled, Hillary and Clinton, the play is part comedy, part fantasy. It imagines an alternate universe where a woman named Hillary runs for president in a country called the United States of America.


<> on April 26, 2016 in Owings, United States.

New Campaign Efforts Target Unique PA Demographic

The Virginia based political action committee is raising money for newspaper and billboards ads in Ohio and Pennsylvania- prime locations for Amish voters.




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