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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(Work on the new West Philadelphia building of Chosen 300 Ministries nears completion.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Work Nears Completion on Charity Group’s New West Philadelphia Facility

But they need the public’s help to jump one final hurdle.

11/12/2014

(Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Ceremony Marks Day When Phila. Memorial To Black American Vets was Relocated from ‘Back of the Bus’

For 60 years, the memorial sat in an obscure location in Fairmount Park. Twenty years ago, it was relocated to Logan Square, near the Franklin Institute.

11/11/2014

(US Sen. Bob Casey speaks with US military veterans at The Veterans Group LLC, on Baring Street in West Philadelphia.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Sen. Bob Casey Calls For Hearings Into V.A. Processing Backlogs

Even with changes and reforms, Casey says, the backlog for disability claims is 266 days for Philadelphia veterans. “That backlog is unacceptable,” he says.

11/10/2014

Edward “Babe” Heffron (credit: Patricia Zarel)

New Efforts Underway To Erect Memorial To Local WWII Hero

Efforts are underway to raise money to erect a statute in South Philadelphia honoring Edward “Babe” Heffron, a World War II paratrooper whose heroism is well documented in the HBO series “Band of Brothers.”

11/10/2014

Yes We Code & Qeyno launch first Hackathon for “My Brother’s Keeper”
(credit: Tenecia N. Brown)

Mayor’s Office Teams Up With Black Male Engagement Network To Host City’s First “Hackathon”

Philadelphia will host its first “hackathon” as part of President Obama’s “My Brother’s Keeper Initiative.” The goal it to get kids of color focused on coding.

11/08/2014

(Malcolm Lazin, executive director of Equality Forum, at the LGBT rights 50th annivsary announcement.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Philadelphia Plans for Huge LGBT Rights 50th Anniversary Celebration Next Year

Malcolm Lazin, chair of the 50th anniversary celebration, notes that the 1965 demostrations on behalf of gay rights were an act of tremendous courage at the time.

11/06/2014

(Julie Wilson, left, transcribes the conversation as an interviewer, right, talks with an unidentified World War II veteran about his military service.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Stories of Local US Military Vets Preserved for Library of Congress Project

Volunteer stenographers captured the interviews with military veterans, including those from World War II.

11/05/2014

(A polling place in Cherry Hill, NJ.  File photo.  Credit: CBS3)

NJ Voters Deciding on Bail Reform-Speedy Trial Ballot Question

Voters in New Jersey are deciding today on whether to amend the state constitution to eliminate the right to bail in certain criminal cases.

11/04/2014

(Project Positive dancers perform during a rally in Thomas Plaine Plaza, outside the Municipal Services Building.   Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Youth Groups Rally Near City Hall For Election Day Support

They may be too young to cast a ballot, they point out, but they’re not too young to speak out.

11/04/2014

File Photo of Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams. (Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Philadelphia DA Says Election Fraud Investigators Out In Force

The Philadelphia DA’s office announced yesterday the launch of a new task force designed to tackle allegations of Election Day shenanigans. Scores of DAs and investigators will be on hand today to field complaints.

11/04/2014

(Volunteer attorneys help the homeless and near-homeless obtain birth certificates, at an event organized by Peco.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Volunteer Attorneys Help Indigent Philadelphians Get Government ID

About 60 attorneys, including about 25 provided by Peco, helped homeless (or nearly homeless) Philadelphians apply for a birth certificate.

11/03/2014

(credit: Cherri Gregg)

Festival Of Story Telling Kicks Off This Week In Philadelphia

The 13th annual First Person Arts Festival kicks off on Tuesday in Philadelphia.

11/02/2014

Elizabeth Bowers and Dick McMillen. (credit: Cherri Gregg/KYW)

Homeless Kitchen Says Food Donations Down, Needs Help

A Philadelphia non-profit that provides meals to the homeless and hungry is sounding the alarm. As KYW Community Affairs reporter Cherri Gregg tells us, the organization says in-kind donations for its Fall food drive are down 70 percent.

11/01/2014

(credit: Cherri Gregg)

Philly Non-Profit Honors Companies That Hire Individuals With Challenges

October is Disability Employment Awareness Month, and on Friday a Philadelphia non-profit honored companies that hire individuals with challenges, as well as those employees who have overcome them.

10/31/2014

(Photo Credit: Thinkstock)

Jewish Film Festival Kicking Off 34th Season

The Festival kicks off Saturday — showcasing nearly two dozen films over the course of two weeks throughout the Philadelphia area.

10/31/2014

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