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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NJ Summit Shows Teachers How To Help Children Dealing With Trauma

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President Donald Trump recently met with dozens of presidents of Historically Black Colleges, including one from our area.


Philly’s Muslim Community Vows To Challenge Trump’s Travel Ban

Philadelphia’s Islamic community is reacting strongly to President Donald Trump’s recent executive order banning travel from six predominantly Muslim countries.


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The proposal would separate woman and children — adults would be detained and children would be sent to relatives in the U.S. or put into the custody of DHS.


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Comcast SportsNet is screening a new documentary that examines that impact women have had on sports. The sold out event takes place at Drexel University.


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The effort is called “Caravan of Hope.”


GameChangers: Vanesse Lloyd-Sgambati, Opening Pages Of Books To Children

Dressed in red and olive green colored fabrics and designer boots, you feel Vanesse Lloyd-Sgambati’s presence when she walks into a room.


GameChangers: Christian Weatherbe, Transforming Lives By Giving Hope In A Bag

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GameChangers: Sylvester Mobley, Bringing Tech To The Inner City

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GameChangers: ATRA Y.E.S., Using Scuba To Expand Youth Horizons

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The Department of Homeland Security recently proposed new orders expanding the classes of immigrants subject to expedited deportation proceedings.


GameChangers: Teryn Thomas, Believing In Kids So They Believe In Themselves

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GameChangers: Kaliek Hayes, Transforming Youth One Scene At A Time

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A recent study reported that one in five students at four-year colleges is dealing with food insecurity — and now local institutions are stepping up to help students in need.


GameChangers: Sarah-Ashley Andrews, Saving Lives by Daring to Hope

Sarah-Ashley Andrews is a doer.


GameChangers: Kristal Bush, Reuniting Families Impacted By Incarceration

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GameChangers: Mont Brown, Using Hip Hop To Help His Fellow Man

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Sixty-five-year-old Winnie Harris was gunned down in her Powelton home last week — and those who love her want justice.


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