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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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Career Wardrobe Celebrates Expansion

Tickets for the event start at $80, $40 for kids 12 and under.

10/22/2016

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New Guide Designed To Help High Schoolers Step Up To College

The 68 page guide walks families through every step of the process for applying to college.

10/22/2016

US Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew at the home of the late Marian Anderson. (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

US Treasury Sec Seeks Inspiration From Marian Anderson House For New $5 Bill

He was at the home of the late Marian Anderson, looking for some inspiration.

10/21/2016

(Photo courtesy Fathers Day Rally Committee)

Anti-Violence Groups Gather To End Violence In African American Community

Anti-violence groups from all over the country are gathering in Philadelphia on Friday to come up with strategies to help curb violence in the African American community.

10/20/2016

Life-sized human cut-outs took over Dilworth Plaza in a demonstration about homeless youth in Philadelphia. (credit: Cherri Gregg)

Youth Homeless Demonstration Takes Over Dilworth Plaza

A pop up installation of life-sized human cut-outs took over Dilworth Plaza on Thursday.

10/20/2016

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Grassroot Campaigns Organize To Educate Voters

The Election Protection hotline number is 866-ourvote.

10/18/2016

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 04: A demonstrator holds a sign during a rally urging the U.S. Senate to hold a confirmation vote for Supreme Court Nominee Merrick Garland outside of The Supreme Court of the United States on October 4, 2016 in Washington, DC.  Today marks the 202nd day since President Barack Obama nominated Judge Garland to fill the vacancy left after former Justice Antonin Scalia passed away in February. (Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images)

Sen. John McCain Promises GOP Will Unite To Keep Liberal Justices Off Bench

With three seats potentially up for grabs on the high court, Senator John McCain spoke to WPHT’s Dom Giordano on Monday, rallying conservatives behind Pat Toomey.

10/18/2016

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New App Wants To Help You Get Out And Vote

A new ride-sharing service offers voters free rides to the polls on Election Day, and they’re recruiting volunteer drivers in our area.

10/17/2016

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Thousands Lace Up For 30th Annual AIDS Walk Philly

AIDS Walk Philly celebrated a milestone on Sunday. It was the 30th year of the event which attracts thousands all to raise money to help those living with HIV and AIDS.

10/16/2016

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Philadelphia Author Analyzes Obama Administration In New Book

Days will hold a discussion on Obama’s Legacy on October 18th at the African American Museum from 6:00-7:30 P.M.

10/14/2016

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City Holds Free Economic Empowerment Conference

The free event runs until 4 p.m. today.

10/13/2016

Photo credit: KYW's Cherri Gregg

Philly’s Aging House Of Corrections, Unable To Expand Re-Entry Programs

Built in 1927, the House of Corrections has narrow corridors, antiquated pipes and repeated leaks, heating and maintenance problems- causing portions of the facility- to be shut down.

10/13/2016

Bruce Carter, founder of Black Men for Bernie, is now trying to convince African-Americans to vote Republican. (credit: Cherri Gregg)

Former Sanders Supporter Aims To Get More African-Americans To Vote Republican

A Bernie Sanders turned Trump supporter has started an effort to convince urban voters to give Republicans a second look. He’s put up some cash — hoping it’ll get attention.

10/12/2016

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LGBT Community To Address Allegations Of Racism At Gayborhood Nightclubs

Allegations of racism in gayborhood nightclubs will be the focus of a community meeting on Thursday at the African American Museum of Philadelphia.

10/12/2016

(credit: Cherri Gregg)

Murdered On Election Day, But Not Before Octavius Catto Made His Mark On Philadelphia

“Octavius Catto understood how sacred the ability to vote was,” says Murray Dubin.

10/11/2016

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