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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Wiota Street Community Garden in West Philadelphia. (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Community Rallying To Save Decades Old West Philly Garden

Today it’s a place where vegetables and flowers grow and the community comes together every Sunday to sell their wares.


Photo credit: KYW's Cherri Gregg

Walking To Beat The Stigma Attached To Drug Addiction

Lamb said 30,000 people will converge on Penn’s Landing tomorrow for the city’s Recovery Walk.


Mason Cantambone
(credit: Annmarie Kita)

Community Rallies Behind Transgender Student Rejected By Camden Catholic High School

The story of a transgender boy who was rejected by Camden Catholic High School went viral this week after the family went public with their story. Since then, they have received an outpouring of support.


(Credit: Cherri Gregg)

New Marker Of History; Community Celebrates First African-American Owned Shopping Center

It makes history as the first shopping center in the US that is built, owned and operated by African Americans.

KYW Newsradio 1060–09/14/2016

(credit: Cherri Gregg)

Construction Underway In Sharswood Rebuilding

It’s been six months since the Philadelphia Housing Authority demolished the Blumberg Apartment Towers in North Philadelphia, paving the way for one of the city’s most ambitious affordable housing efforts ever.


At check presentation at Kensington CAPA High School (credit: Cherri Gregg)

Access Program Ensures College Is Possible For More Philadelphia Students

The U.S. Department of Education made a $3 million investment that will ensure more Philadelphia students have access to college.


PHILADELPHIA, PA - SEPTEMBER 7: Philadelphia Eagles fans tailgate prior to the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars on September 7, 2014 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Eagles Fans Ready For Opening Day

Fans lined up outside the gate at parking lot D, long before the 6 a.m. open time.


(Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Mumia Abu Jamal Denied Critical Meds In Prison, Supporters Rally

Members of MOVE rallied outside of the Philadelphia Department of Health.


(Photo provided by Main Line Unitarian Church)

Main Line Church Supporting Black Lives Matter Movement

The Main Line Unitarian Church in Devon is placing a “Black Lives Matter” banner in front of the church.


(Credit: CBS3)

Strawberry Mansion Running Club Races Toward A Brighter, Fitter Future

The Philadelphia Parks and Recreation Department has teamed up with the Department of Health to take on health disparities.


(Photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

PA Democrats Rally Behind Katie McGinty In South Philly

She shook hands and gave hugs, telling supporters their work could save the soul of the middle class…


Made In America returns this weekend. (Credit: Melony Roy)

‘Made In America’ Incident Raises Legal Concerns

Hundreds of fans rushed the stage at the Made in America concert Saturday, forcing police to step in to avert tragedy. Now the incident is raising legal questions.


(A sign placed by Septa at the Regional Rail station in Langhorne, Pa.  Photo by Jim Melwert)

Local Chapter Kicks Off Suicide Prevention Week By Spreading Awareness

She said she went through a range of emotions, from wondering why, to anger to grief and sadness.


(Credit: Cherri Gregg)

14-Year-Old Director Calls The Shots In New Movie Filmed In Philly

Northeast Philadelphia is the backdrop to a feature length film that tackles tough issues like LGBT rights, sex abuse and self-esteem.

KYW Newsradio 1060–09/01/2016

(credit:  FREDERICK FLORIN/AFP/GettyImages)

Citywide Effort Underway To Fill School Supplies Gap

Their goal, fill the supplies gap caused by under-funding of Philadelphia public schools by collecting what teachers and kids need.




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