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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ACLU Issues Report On Philadelphia Police Stop And Frisks

The ACLU issued its latest report today analyzing Philadelphia Police department data on the number of stop and frisks last year and, for the fourth year in row, it does not look good.

03/22/2016

Commonwealth Secretary Pedro Cortes speaks, flanked by Mayor Jim Kenney and Rosalyn McPherson
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Registering To Vote Online In PA Is Now Even Easier

Online voter registration has made it faster for roughly 225,000 Pennsylvanians to either sign up or update voter registration rolls. The only snafu: voters with no signature on file with PennDOT still had to mail in a form, but not anymore.

03/21/2016

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Deadline Approaching For Juvenile Inmates To Renegotiate Life Sentences

In January this year, the US Supreme Court ruled that its decision ending mandatory life terms for juveniles is retroactive, meaning that 1500 juvenile inmates will now get the chance to argue for a lesser sentence.

03/21/2016

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Philadelphia Travel And Adventure Show Points You In Right Direction

If you need inspiration for your next adventure, there’s a destination for everyone at the second annual Philadelphia Travel and Adventure Show that finishes up Sunday at the Pennsylvania Convention Center.

03/20/2016

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National Coalition Of 100 Black Women Celebrates 30th Anniversary

The group’s annual Madam C.J. Walker Luncheon and Economic Empowerment Seminar draws more than 700 attendees from across the region.

03/18/2016

A YouthBuild student at work.

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Charter School Uses Coffee To Improve Lives Of Former High School Drop Outs

A North Philadelphia Charter School that targets former high school drop outs is seeing success through a new program that prepares youth for a different type of daily grind.

03/17/2016

Oklahoma City Thunder player Dion Waiters presents a $10,000 donation check to the Stanton Community Partners at E.M. Stanton School.

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Oklahoma City Thunder Player Comes Home To Philadelphia To Give Back

Before the game between the Philadelphia 76ers and the Oklahoma City Thunder Thursday night, a member of the Thunder, born and bred in South Philadelphia, took time to give back days after violence rocked his family.

03/17/2016

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Why Are Some Of The City’s Most Historic Black Churches Being Sold?

Pennsylvania’s oldest African Baptist Church has been sold to developers, underscoring major changes in South Philadelphia.

03/15/2016

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Philadelphia’s Amended ‘Ban The Box,’ Law Aims To Open Job Opportunities For Those With Criminal Past

An amendment that expands Philadelphia’s ban the box law went into effect on Monday.

03/14/2016

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Story Of Local ‘Riveter,’ Her Group Of WWII Pioneers Told In Documentary

Twenty million American women closed the gender gap during World War II. But a class of “Rosie the Riveters” also broke racial barriers.

03/10/2016

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Formerly Incarcerated Philadelphians Rally For Second Chance

The rally happened outside of the Uptown Theater Wednesday on North Broad Street.

03/09/2016

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Kensington Needle Exchange Program Provides Hope For Heroin Addicts

At 34, Patrick has been addicted to heroin since he was 18. He like thousands of addicts regularly stop at this old church, where Prevention Point provides check ups, housing, food, and exchanges dirty needles for clean ones.

03/08/2016

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As Voters In 4 States Head To Polls, Big Focus Remains On Republican Contest

Donald Trump, two words that have the Republican establishment both biting and spitting nails.

03/08/2016

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Alarming New HIV Predictions Released By CDC

The US Centers for Disease Control recently released alarming predictions on the number of HIV infections.

03/05/2016

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National Constitution Center Celebrates Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month and the National Constitution Center is celebrating by honoring women who shaped American history.

03/04/2016

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