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 city program that keeps low-income residents in their homes is starting to bear fruit.
The City of Philadelphia held a press conference Tuesday marking the milestone.
Tuesday was their first annual Afternoon Tea Party, but what they got once they sat down was so much more.
Scores of Philadelphia’s top chefs will be on hand next month at FEASTival, one of the city’s most popular events.
A group of African-American therapists and counselors are hosting a private screening of a popular films.
Ken Scott is president of the Beech Companies, the group that organizes the Jazz on the Avenue Festival.
The goal is to provide an opportunity to make amends.
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A youth led non-profit brought their specially made breakfast bars to customers at a West Philadelphia grocery store on Thursday, and the kids are hoping to get them on the shelves.
Reports that the Trump Administration is beefing up the civil rights division to investigate affirmative action programs at colleges and universities is getting strong reaction.
The Uplift Work Solutions Program provides four weeks of life skills and two weeks of cashier training.
“We’re here to ring the alarm– the house is on fire,” said Attorney Michael Coard co-founder of Heeding Cheyney’s Call.
Over the next few weeks, all of the trash, needles, shelters and more will be no more.
Jones says it’s part revival, part concert, part social justice rally.
The festival will feature 62 films from 16 countries that tell the story of the people of the African diaspora.
Clergy and civil rights activists marched through Center City Friday demanding a deeper probe into the police shooting that left a black man dead last month
President Donald Trump’s commission on election fraud got a win this week when a federal judge ruled it could resume collecting voter data from states.
A social services group that provides healthcare services to the elderly and disabled is taking preventative care directly to neighborhoods.
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President Donald Trump’s reinstatement of the ban on transgenders in the military is getting strong reaction locally.
Bluford has always known that the sky is not the limit.
The US Supreme Court ruled in 2015 that mandatory life without parole for a juvenile was unconstitutional, giving thousands a chance at freedom.
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Founder Frederique Irwin says joining the group is like getting an MBA, well, almost.
A presidential pardon releases a person of any punishment resulting from a federal crime.
A panel of more than 80 judges voted to select Philadelphia’s interim district attorney Thursday.
The candidates gave presentations Wednesday night, but one withdrew their application.
Philadelphia’s 25th Police District took over several blocks of the Fairhill section of North Philadelphia for hours on Wednesday.
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Lawmakers are looking to Philadelphia for inspiration.