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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A summit held today at Rutgers Camden is giving teachers the tools they need to help children of immigrants cope.
President Donald Trump recently met with dozens of presidents of Historically Black Colleges, including one from our area.
Philadelphia’s Islamic community is reacting strongly to President Donald Trump’s recent executive order banning travel from six predominantly Muslim countries.
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.
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.
The effort is called “Caravan of Hope.”
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The Department of Homeland Security recently proposed new orders expanding the classes of immigrants subject to expedited deportation proceedings.
Teryn Thomas knew from the start she wanted to impact kids.
Good Works is a Christian ministry that provides home repairs and renovations to more than 200 low-income Chester County families each year, for free.
Kaliek Hayes is co-founder of ‘Childhoods Lost,’a production aimed at making sure young people do not lose their childhood.
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.
Sarah-Ashley Andrews is a doer.
Kristal Bush has early mornings, and late nights.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement launched a series of targeted raids across the country last week- rounding up hundreds of undocumented immigrants who were viewed as safety risks. Now, it’s sparking strong local reaction.
The Executive Director of Philadelphia’s Office of LGBT Affairs is out as of Monday, following months of activists calling for her termination.
Lamont “Mont” Brown is a self-proclaimed hip-hop humanitarian using music to help his fellow man.
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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A federal lawsuit will be filed on Tuesday on behalf of three families that were detained at the Philadelphia International Airport on Saturday.
President Donald Trump announced via twitter on Monday that he would name his nominee for the US Supreme Court Tuesday night.
The ACLU of Pennsylvania spent the weekend helping those detained at Philadelphia International Airport.
Thousands of protesters are expected to crowd Philadelphia International Airport Sunday to speak out against the president’s temporary ban on refugees from seven Muslim-majority countries.
Hundreds of volunteers spanned into every zip code in Philadelphia this morning to figure out how many people are living on the streets.
The Philadelphia Police Department has seen an uptick in applications after dropping the college credit requirement for new hires.
The Paul Robeson House in West Philadelphia was on the brink of closure last year after its founder passed away.