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.

Cherri adds, “Do you have a story idea?  Are there issues you care about?  Do you know someone who cares enough about his or her community to make a positive impact? Tell me about it!  E-mail communityaffairs@kyw.com.”

Follow Cherri Gregg on Twitter @cherrigregg.

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(Jonathan Davis and Melany Nelson, at the recent walk to raise money for their victim support agencies.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Supporting the Agencies That Support Philadelphia’s Crime Victims

Jonathan Davis and Melany Nelson run organizations specifically designed to help victims in Philadelphia.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/11/2015

(A flyer urges a "yes" vote on ballot question #3 on May 19th in Philadelphia.)

Officials Urging Passage of Charter Change To Widen Multi-Language Access To Phila. Services

A new voter education campaign has kicked off to encourage Philadelphia voters to approve question #3 on the May 19th ballots.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/07/2015

New prayer wall at 4th and Pine in Society Hill. (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Society Hill Church Creates New Way To Pray

Thursday marks the nation’s annual Day of Prayer and one Society Hill church has found an easy way for group prayer.

05/07/2015

(Philadelphia L&I commissioner Carlton Williams, at far left, and other city officials listen as fire commissioner Derrick Sawyer, at lectern, discusses the new program.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Phila. Fire Department Steps In To Help Deal With Large, Derelict Buildings

The fire department and L&I will perform joint inspections of commercial and industrial properties larger than 15,000 square feet.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/06/2015

File photo: Al Dandridge, visiting the KYW Newsradio studios for an interview.  (Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Philadelphia Bar Association Working To Educate Voters On Nearly 5 Dozen Candidates For Judgeships

With five dozen candidates vying for limited seats on the Supreme Court, Common Pleas, Superior, Commonwealth and Municipal Courts in the Philadelphia area, most voters have never heard the names on the ballot.

05/06/2015

(Crowdpac's web page centered on the upcoming Philadelphia elections.  Graphic by Ed Fischer)

Philadelphia Elections Get High-Tech Examination Ahead of May Primary

A Silicon Valley startup has launched a web site to educate voters on all the candidates for Philadelphia mayor, City Council, judgeships, and more.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/05/2015

File photo of City Hall. (Credit: Paul Gluck)

City Seeks To Kill Challenge To Philadelphia’s Asset Forfeiture Process

Asset forfeiture is designed to seize cash and property linked to drugs, but plaintiffs claim property owners not accused of crimes have had property seized illegally without due process.

05/05/2015

(File photo.  Credit: Syma Chowdhry)

Thousands Lace Up For Annual Broad Street Run

40,000 runners laced up their sneakers on Sunday to tackle the ten miles down Broad Street for the 36th annual Broad Street Run.

05/03/2015

(credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Several Chefs Help Prepare Food To Help Salvation Army Celebrate Farm-To-Table

The chefs come from some of Philadelphia’s most popular restaurants and they’ll be preparing food straight from the farm.

05/02/2015

Brandon Dixon (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Decades After Struggle To Integrate, Girard College Produces 2nd Gates Millennium Scholar

The school is preparing to graduate its second Gates Millennium Scholar , 50 years after Philadelphia civil rights activists began marching to desegregate.

05/01/2015

Freedom Fighters Kelvin Kelly (left), Karen Asper (standing in middle), Kenneth Salaam (right) and Eugene Dawkins (bottom). (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Celebrating 50 Years Since Protesters Help Open Door To Black Students At Girard College

The Freedom Fighters will spend Friday morning re-enacting the historic march at Girard College.

05/01/2015

Screenshot of the Philadelphia Jewish Voice. (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Local Jewish Newspaper Celebrates Decade Of Community News

The Philadelphia Jewish Voice — a free, online community newspaper — is celebrating its 10th anniversary tonight.

04/30/2015

Tanya Brown-Dickerson with her attorney (R). (credit: Cherri Gregg)

Mother Of Brandon Tate-Brown Files Class Action And Wrongful Death Suit Against City

The mother of Brandon Tate-Brown, the man killed by police during a traffic stop in Frankford last December — sued the city of Philadelphia and two police officers involved in the shooting on Tuesday.

04/29/2015

The US Supreme Court building.  File photo by Paul Gluck)

Oral Arguments Today in U.S. Supreme Court on Same-Sex Marriage Case

The justices appeared divided on the issue right from the start.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/28/2015

Representatives from the Human Rights Campaign deliver an amicus brief and accompanying signatures in support of same-sex marriage to the U.S. Supreme Court. (Credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Marriage Equality Advocates Cautiously Optimistic As Same-Sex Marriage Arguments Head To US Supreme Court

In the 1990s more than two dozen states had laws banning gay marriage. Today, that number is at 13, with 36 states plus the District of Columbia passing laws or instituting court orders making marriage equality the law of the land.

04/28/2015

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