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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 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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Happening Today: SEPTA Releases Interim Regional Rail Schedule

The new interim schedule comes a week after SEPTA was forced to sideline a third of its regional rail cars because of structural problems.

07/10/2016

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Hillary Clinton Expected To Address Recent Shootings At African Methodist Episcopal Conference On Friday

Presumptive Democratic Presidential Nominee Hillary Clinton will address thousands attending the African Methodist Episcopal conference in Philadelphia on Friday.

07/07/2016

Photo credit: KYW's Cherri Gregg

Community Gathers Following Major Changes At Freedom Theater

Parents and alumni of the the New Freedom Theater gathered on North Broad Street today to stand in solidarity with a group of instructors terminated after decades of service.

07/07/2016

FALCON HEIGHTS, MN - JULY 07: A memorial left for Philando Castile following the police shooting death of a black man on July 7, 2016 in St. Paul, Minnesota. Philando Castile was shot and killed last night, July 6, 2016, by a police officer in Falcon Heights, MN. (Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images)

Black Gun-Owners React To Minnesota Shooting

Toure does not believe the Castile shooting is a gun rights issue.

07/07/2016

(credit: Cherri Gregg)

Thousands Flock To AME Church’s Bicentennial Conference

The African Methodist Episcopal Church kicked off its bicentennial conference at the Pennsylvania Convention Center on Wednesday.

07/06/2016

(Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Hundreds Gather To Remember Teen Shot During Fourth Of July Barbecue

More than 200 people gathered for a vigil Tuesday night in South Philadelphia.

KYW Newsradio 1060–07/06/2016

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How Will Fewer SEPTA Regional Rail Trains Influence DNC Later This Month?

Tens of thousands are expected to take part in the Democratic National Convention– and most will use public transportation to get to and from the Wells Fargo Center and other events.

07/05/2016

The doors to Mother Bethel AME in Society Hill were draped in black for the Sunday morning service. (Credit: Tim Jimenez)

African Methodist Episcopal Church Celebrates 200th Anniversary With Bronze Statue Of Founder

Mother Bethel AME Church in Society Hill is abuzz today as the African Methodist Episcopal faith celebrates a major milestone with the unveiling of a statute of its founder.

07/03/2016

With locked arms, four immigration activists, including a 13-year-old boy, sat blocking the Broad Street off amp.
Photo credit: KYW's Cherri Gregg

Immigration Protesters Block Off Ramp To Vine Street Expressway Following SCOTUS Decision

Juntos Executive Director Erika Almiron said the protest was all about bringing awareness to the Supreme Courts decision.

06/28/2016

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Nonprofit Set To Reveal Strategic Plan For North Broad Street

The Community Development Corporation that took over North Broad Street last year will reveal its strategic plan on Tuesday.

06/27/2016

Bebashi Transition to Hope (credit: Kristen Johanson)

North Philly Nonprofit Aims To Prevent Spread Of HIV

Monday was National HIV Testing Day. The nonprofit Bebashi rolled out its testing efforts to help prevent the spread of the disease.

06/27/2016

File photo of a Planned Parenthood building. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Local Advocates React To Supreme Court Decision Striking Down Texas Abortion Clinic Regulations

Local advocates on both sides of the abortion issue are responding to the U.S. Supreme Court decision striking down a Texas abortion clinic regulation.

06/27/2016

Racers emerging from their swim in the Schuylkill.
(credit: Cherri Gregg)

Athletes Gather In Philly For Trirock Triathlon

It was the ultimate test: a one mile swim in the Schuylkill River, then a 25 mile scenic bike ride, followed by a six-mile run to the finish.

06/26/2016

Photo of Jenne Johns. Photo credit: KYW's Cherri Gregg

Local Author Writes New Book For Premature Babies

A Philadelphia woman authored “Once Upon A Preemie” hoping it also helps parents.

06/25/2016

(Credit: KAREN BLEIER/AFP/GettyImages)

Pennsylvania’s First Mormon Temple Comes To Ben Franklin Parkway

Kunz said the new LDS Temple will serve about 50,000 people in the region. Bruce and Nancy Winn of Delaware will oversee the functioning of the Temple, which will opened in August.

06/24/2016

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