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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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(Rhawnhurst resident Carol Rostucher helped start the Pennsylvania chapter of "The Addict's Mom" to help mothers, like herself, who have children addicted to drugs.   Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Local Mother of Heroin Addict Brings Support Program to Pennsylvania

The group started in Florida six years ago as an online community in which mothers of drug addicts could share their stories.

03/21/2014

Pennsylvania Ballet presents 'Shut Up and Dance', to benefit MANNA. (Credit: MANNA)

Pa. Ballet Will ‘Shut Up And Dance’ To Benefit MANNA

The theme for this year’s performance is a sultry take on Victoriana. There will be live music for the first time, with dance moves created by the Pennsylvania Ballet dancers themselves.

03/21/2014

(Festival brochure photographed by Cherri Gregg)

Weeklong Phila. Film Fest Highlights Those Who Overcame Disabilities

The third annual “ReelAbilities” Film Festival kicked off Thursday. It runs through March 27th.

03/20/2014

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In Mount Airy, 45 Teachers Get Grants To Buy School Supplies

A community fund that gives grants to teachers at cash-strapped schools in the Mount Airy section of Philadelphia has reached a milestone.

03/20/2014

(Sarah Plummer with her three-year-old son, Bobby.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

In Camden, NJ, A Push To Get Low-Income Children Into Early Education

The program is not new, but more than ten percent of the families living in Camden have not yet registered their three- or four-year-olds for the free, all-day preschool program.

03/19/2014

Philadelphia area fast food workers are throwing their fists up to join in the national battle for higher wages and the right to form a union. (photo by Cherri Gregg)

Philadelphia-Area Fast Food Workers Join in National Battle For Higher Wages, Right To Unionize

An enthusiastic group of fast food workers rallied outside of a North Philadelphia McDonald’s Tuesday to show support class actions filed against the company in Michigan, California and New York.

03/18/2014

(Credit: John Moore/Getty Images)

Study Shows Criminal Records Present Significant Employment Hurdle For Women Of Color

The city and the nation has focused a lot attention on the impact of the criminal justice system on men and boys of color, but a new report shows women of color who have a criminal record have a tough time as well.

03/16/2014

(Credit: Steve Tawa, KYW Newsradio)

Philadelphia Parks And Rec Gives Away More Than 2,000 Free Trees

The City of Philadelphia is hoping to give away more than 2000 free trees over the next few weeks as part of an ongoing effort to make Philadelphia the city of “arborly love.”

03/16/2014

African American Museum exhibit (Credit: Mike Dougherty)

STAMP Pass Helps Youths Connect With Arts And Culture

The Greater Philadelphia Cultural Alliance is kicking off its latest effort to get teenagers excited about the city’s arts and culture scene.

03/15/2014

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Nutter Administration Sees Medical Coverage For Former Prisoners a Key To Lower Crime

This initiative could come to Pennsylvania if Gov. Corbett’s “Healthy Pennsylvania” plan is approved.

03/14/2014

Artwork by Girls' High students on display at the Art Sanctuary. (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Exhibit Showcases Self Portraits Of Girls’ High Students

A local non-profit will celebrate Women’s History Month with a new exhibit that opens tonight, showcasing the self portraits of young women from Girls’ High.

03/14/2014

(An interfaith group of participants takes part in a training session for voter turnout phone banks, home visits, and followups.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Interfaith Group Working To Build Voter Turnout For May 20th Phila. Election

An interfaith group of 40 Philadelphia congregations is joining forces for a voter outreach campaign, kicking off this week.

03/13/2014

(Philadelphia director of public safety Michael Resnick testifies before a City Council committee about ICE holds.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Phila. Lawmakers See Good News In Nutter’s Plan To End ‘ICE Holds’

Michael Resnick, Philadelphia’s director of public safety, says the only exceptions will be where an individual is convicted of a serious felony.

03/12/2014

(Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Officials Readying For Next Month’s Citywide Volunteer Cleanup Day

“This year’s cleanup is on April 5th,” said mayor Michael Nutter.

03/05/2014

(File photo by John Ostapkovich)

Watchdogs Keep An Eye On Voter ID Test

The first major test of ten new state voter ID laws took place yesterday, as Texas implemented its voter ID measure.

03/05/2014

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