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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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(A makeshift memorial containing balloons, candles, and stuffed animals near the spot where Sean Broaddus died.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Neighbors Shocked at Nicetown Man’s Death in Hands of Phila. Police

Sean Broaddus died while being arrested by police. Area residents described him as a mentor to young people and “a good man.”

06/20/2014

A clay sample of the two bronze statutes of Judge Stout that will be installed in the lobby of the Justice Juanita Kidd Stout Center for Criminal Justice later this summer. (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Philadelphia Criminal Justice Center Renamed In Honor Of Justice Juanita Kidd Stout

It was an effort that began in 1998 by the Philadelphia Bar Association. The goal: to rename the Criminal Justice Center after renowned Judge Juanita Kidd Stout.

06/20/2014

(Cranford Coulter.  Photo provided)

Montco Man Sidesteps Personal Adversity To Continue Mission of Feeding Homeless

Every Thursday, Cranford Coulter spends the day in his kitchen preparing gallons of homemade soup. Every Thursday night, he feeds hundreds of homeless people in Philadelphia. He almost lost his own home.

06/19/2014

Larry Stephenson Jr. and Darren Stephenson and their sons at the Father's Day Rally Committee Fatherhood Awards Ceremony. (credit: Cherri Gregg)

Chester Man Not Letting Life Behind Bars Stop Him From Being Standout Father

A Chester man serving life behind bars at Graterford Prison received high honors this week. He managed to raise his two sons from a prison cell.

06/15/2014

(credit: Cherri Gregg)

Freedom Theater To Host Award-Winning Play That Tackles Issue Of Mass Incarceration

Titled, “12 x 9,” the critically acclaimed production is set in an overpopulated federal prison where a drug lord, devout Christian and sociopath are forced to live, love and cope behind bars.

06/14/2014

Actor Colin Quinn, star of 'Unconstitutional', which is showing at the Suzanne Roberts Theater from June 13 through July 6. (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

SNL Star Takes One-Man Show To Philadelphia

Titled ‘Unconstitutional’, Colin Quinn’s one man show takes a satirical look at some of the successes and absurdities of more than 226 years of Constitutional calamities.

06/13/2014

(Christina Guiden, Deron Mahoney, and Sherrae Lewis, three students in OIC's culinary program.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Philadelphia’s Venerable OIC Celebrating 50 Years of Help to Black Community

The nonprofit self-help organization started small but has grown into a movement, with 44 programs in 22 states.

06/12/2014

(Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Imprisoned Phila. Fathers To Get Access To Family Videoconferencing

What started as a pilot program to help incarcerated Philadelphia mothers remain connected with their children is now expanding to include fathers as well.

06/11/2014

credit: Cherri Gregg

Franklin Institute’s New Wing Opens With New ‘Your Brain’ Exhibit

The Franklin Institute debuted its new wing yesterday. The big draw is the country’s largest exhibit on the human brain.

06/11/2014

Protest in front of Power 99. Photo Credit: Amanda Decker, BriaMarie Moss-Wilkerson, Hezekiah Davis III

Grammy Award Winning Producer Takes On Urban Radio, Demanding End To Vulgar Lyrics

Philadelphia-bred producer Carvin Haggins began his career as a hip-hop artist and then worked in urban radio.

06/09/2014

(Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Lawyers For Family Of Late E. Steven Collins Hope His Death Will Serve As Lesson To Public

Attorneys for Philadelphia broadcaster E. Steven Collins filed lawsuit earlier this year and say they’re hoping his death helps educate patients on how to advocate for care.

06/08/2014

Morris Arboretum (credit: Chelsea Karnash/CBSPhilly.com)

Tired Of Philadelphia? How About A Trip To The Countryside

Visit Philadelphia launched a new website this week that touts the benefits of traveling to the Philadelphia countryside.

06/07/2014

File Photo 2013 Odunde Festival (Credit: Randall E. Scott)

Odunde Festival Returns To South Philly Sunday

The nation’s largest African American street festival takes place Sunday in South Philadelphia.

06/07/2014

(credit: Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)

Sixers Practice Facility In Camden?

Mayor Michael Nutter says the city has been extremely competitive in its negotiations with the Sixers over the past two years showing the team six different sites, including at the Navy Yard.

06/06/2014

(Photo provided by Dell Music Center)

Dell East Hosting First Dramatic Stage Play, A ‘Historical’ Civil Rights Dialogue

School District of Philadelphia to host its first dramatic stage play ever.

The play, presented Saturday at 8pm, is a fictional account of a meeting between civil rights leaders Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr.

06/06/2014

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