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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.

Cherri adds, “Do you have a story idea?  Are there issues you care about?  Do you know someone who cares enough about his or her community to make a positive impact? Tell me about it!  E-mail communityaffairs@kyw.com.”

Follow Cherri Gregg on Twitter @cherrigregg.

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(A volunteer provides free tax return preparation assistance to a Southwest Philadelphia resident.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Area Community Organizations Offering Free Tax Filing Help For Low-Income Residents

Families earning $53,000 or less and individuals earning $20,000 or less will qualify for the free tax prep service at one of 30 sites in Philadelphia and South Jersey.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/30/2015

(credit: Cherri Gregg/KYW)

Philadelphia Flower Show To Celebrate The Movies This Year

The show runs February 28th through March 8th.

01/29/2015

(Image from video provided by Phila. PD)

Philadelphia Police Takedown of Store Robber Goes Viral, Generating Positive Community Response

On video, two plainclothes officers took down the suspect peacefully as he brandished a weapon in a Dunkin Donuts store.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/28/2015

File photo. (Credit:  ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Equality PA Launches Statewide LGBT Education Campaign

The purpose of the weeklong effort is to let the public know that while gays, lesbians and transgenders can marry, they can still be fired, evicted or treated unfairly because of their sexual orientation.

01/28/2015

File photo: TomTom GPS unit. (Credit: JENS SCHLUETER/AFP/Getty Images)

Bucks County Residents Injured In Bus Crash File Lawsuit Against GPS Manufacturers

They claim GPS companies have a duty to warn of height restrictions.

01/28/2015

(A homeless encampment under the Walnut Street Bridge, in center city, where outreach workers found three people sleeping in subfreezing temperatures.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Outreach Specialists Comb Philadelphia Area, Searching For Homeless in Danger of Freezing

“We make sure that nobody dies out here, because that could happen very easily,” notes Sam Santiago, with Project Home.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/26/2015

(Madeline Hoffman, 11, showing off one of the Buddee Bags she made at Girard College during the MLK Day of Service event.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

A Young Girl’s Grown-Up Idea For Helping Others

When Madeline Hoffman’s grandmother taught her how to sew, she decided put her newfound skills to good use by creating wheelchair and walker bags for those in need.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/26/2015

Staff at New Day Center
(credit: Cherri Gregg)

Kensington Drop-In Shelter Raises Awareness About Human Trafficking

January is human trafficking awareness month and a Kensington drop-in center for women is using the time to educate their public about the sex trade going on right under your nose.

01/25/2015

Some of the leaders who helped lead Monday's "MLK DARE" march include (left to right), Rev. Greg Holston, POWER; Paul Winston Cange, PURP; Raphael Curtis, Fight for 15 (min.wage); Leslie MacFadyen, Ferguson Response Network; Diane Isser, 15 Now; Tamara Anderson, Caucus for Working Educators; Bishop Dwayne Royster, POWER; and Rev. Mark Tyler, POWER.  All of these leaders are featured on the podcast.  Photographed at Mother Bethel AME Church by Cherri Gregg)

Monday’s MLK Day March Through Center City Puts Next Generation of Leaders in Spotlight

The organizers of that massive march are not the names usually associated with traditional civic leadership in Philadelphia.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/23/2015

(Shay Wharton, after she was attacked by a stranger on a Route 15 Septa trolley.  Family photo)

Man Sought After Schoolgirl Attacked While Riding SEPTA Trolley in North Philadelphia

Eyewitnesses say Shay Wharton was repeatedly punched in the face after her backpack accidentally bumped a man on the crowded Route 15 trolley.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/22/2015

(Will Little, holding one of his "Peace Live In It" t-shirts.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

South Philly Man Turns His Life Around, Now Promoting Peace One T-Shirt at a Time

Will Little spent ten years in prison for murder but says he changed his life through positive thinking.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/21/2015

(File photo by Ed Fischer)

Counting Philadelphia’s Homeless

The Point in Time – or PIT count – is a census of all unsheltered men and women in the city on one night in January.

01/21/2015

(Volunteers take part in a number of projects at Girard College on the 2015 Martin Luther King Day of Service.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Thousands Take Part in MLK Day Service Projects Across Delaware Valley

Five thousand volunteers converged on Girard College’s campus, headquarters for the day’s event, to participate in 150 service projects.

01/19/2015

(Marnie Schneider with her kids, during a recent visit back to Philadelphia.  Photo provided by Marnie Schneider)

Marnie Schneider, Using Sports To Help Kids Thrive

The granddaughter of onetime Eagles’ owner Leonard Tose is grateful for the opportunities that sports gave her in her life, so she’s helping young people benefit from sports programs.

01/19/2015

(The Wyndmoor Montessori School was shut down after the death of an infant.  File photo by Cherri Gregg)

Expert Says Parents Must Be Vigilant To Protect Children Sent To Daycare

One week after a five-month-old girl died at a Montgomery County daycare facility, other parents are still reeling.

01/14/2015

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