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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Protest Planned At Philly International In Opposition To Trump’s Immigration Ban

Thousands of protesters are expected to crowd Philadelphia International Airport Sunday to speak out against the president’s temporary ban on refugees from seven Muslim-majority countries.

01/29/2017

Volunteers Span Philadelphia To Count City’s Homeless Population

Hundreds of volunteers spanned into every zip code in Philadelphia this morning to figure out how many people are living on the streets.

01/26/2017

Philly PD’s Change In Hiring Requirements Beginning To Yield Results

The Philadelphia Police Department has seen an uptick in applications after dropping the college credit requirement for new hires.

01/25/2017

Paul Robeson House Gets A Second Chance

The Paul Robeson House in West Philadelphia was on the brink of closure last year after its founder passed away.

01/24/2017

Philadelphia Commission On Human Relations Issues Report On Gayborhood Racism

The agency is calling for anti-bias training and more.

01/23/2017

Two Philadelphia High School Athletes To Be Honored At Sixers Game

The young ladies have overcome life’s challenges in a non-traditional way.

01/19/2017

Musicians Rally To Help Philly Superstar Trombonist Jeff Bradshaw

Some of the city’s most popular musicians are coming together to raise money for one of their own; trombonist Jeff Bradshaw, who was disagnosed with a rare disorder last year.

01/18/2017

MontCo Native To Hold Pre-Inaugural Ball For Refugees

Refugees, including some from our area, will come together in Washington D.C. on Tuesday night for a special pre-inaugural ball.

01/16/2017

PA Congressmen Join Growing List Of Inauguration Boycotters

The 35th Annual Philadelphia Martin Luther King Jr. Awards Luncheon drew area activists and lawmakers, including one who says he’s boycotting the Trump Inauguration on Friday.

01/16/2017

Remodeling? Hundreds Of Exhibits Showcased At Philly Home Show

From design and decor trends, to expert help on remodeling and improvement projects, the Philly Home Show has a bit of everything for home.

01/15/2017

Sessions Hearing Sparks Strong Reaction From Local Groups

President-elect Trump’s nomination for Attorney General is sparking strong reaction, with local civil rights groups joining a national effort to stop the confirmation. But the nominee also has supporters.

01/12/2017

Trump Press Conference Draws Strong Reaction From Political, Media Experts

President-elect Donald Trump spoke to the press Wednesday for the first time since Election Day.

01/11/2017

Commission On Human Relations Holds Training For LGBTQ Community

This effort comes months after allegations of racism in the Gayborhood went viral.

01/10/2017

Mother, Boyfriend Charged In “Rape-Murder Fantasy” Of Montco Teen

A man has been charged in the death of a 14-year-old girl from Abington Township, Montgomery County.

01/07/2017

Al Sharpton Organizing Philly Groups For Pre-Inauguration March On Washington

Reverend Al Sharpton met with more than two dozen labor, church, and African American community leaders on Thursday in an effort to mobilize Philadelphia for a pre-Trump Inauguration March on Washington.

01/05/2017

Judge Rules Mumia Abu-Jamal Should Be Provided Expensive New Medication To Treat Hepatitis C

A federal judge in Pennsylvania ruled death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal should be provided expensive new medication to treat his hepatitis C.

01/04/2017

Upcoming MLK Day Of Service Will Put Major Focus On Education

In just 12 days, the city of Philadelphia will hold its 22nd Martin Luther King Day of Service, the largest single day of service in the nation.

01/04/2017

Advocates Aim To End Drug-Related License Suspensions

Federal laws created during the War on Drugs are still having a major impact in Pennsylvania.

01/02/2017

Major Growth Expected Along North Broad Street

The report highlights the many opportunities popping up along North Broad Street

12/23/2016

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Philadelphia NAACP Lays Out Agenda For Trump Administration

The National NAACP has yet to meet with the Trump administration, the president elect declined their convention invitation this summer.

12/22/2016

Man Freed From Prison After Serving Nine Years For Crime He Did Not Commit

A 29-year-old man who has spent nine years behind bars was expected to be released from Graterford Prison on Wednesday.

12/21/2016

Obama Granting Clemency To Low Level Offenders May Hold Significant Local Impact

The White House indicated that the president will continue to review petitions until he leaves office.

12/20/2016

SEPTA Santa Gives Bikes To Children In Need

A project put into gear five years ago has turned into a full-out holiday giveaway for local kids.

12/14/2016

Boxing Mentor Changes Thousands Of Lives Inside Old North Philly Gym

A North Philadelphia Boxing gym is the place where some of Philadelphia’s best young boxers trained. But one man has been the background of the gym for four decades.

12/12/2016

North Philly Non-Profit Hands Out Grants To Nearly Two Dozen Non-Profits, Benefiting Community

The Consortium has awarded a half million dollars in grants over the years.

12/09/2016

Local Hair Salon Aims To Help Women Coping With Hair Loss From Illness

The woman behind it and the innovative way she’s helping women regain their confidence.

12/08/2016

Volunteers Help Veterans Get A Clean Slate

Thousands of veterans are dealing with the collateral damage of criminal pasts. Local groups teamed up on Tuesday to help those who served get a clean slate.

12/06/2016

Philadelphia To Invest Half Billion Dollars Into Parks & Recs; Hopkins Closes Out Career

A half a billion dollars over eight years. That’s what the city will invest into the parks and recreation department to transform aging rec centers, pools and libraries into state-of-the-art facilities.

12/05/2016

Holiday Music By Philadelphia Legend To Hit The Stage

The National Marian Anderson Historical Society and Museum is putting on a concert to honor its namesake.

12/02/2016

Using Fashion To Promote Youth Leadership In Philadelphia

An Evening of Style and Grace will take place Thursday, December 1, 2016 at University of the Arts.

11/29/2016

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