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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The Department of Justice lawsuit against Bensalem Township over the construction of a mosque is moving forward after a federal judge refused to toss the case.
The Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations is stepping up its efforts to deal with an increase in complaints about hate-related incidents since Election Day.
Immigration activists rallied around an undocumented father who is slated to be deported.
The Lemon Run is expected to raise more than $300,000 dollars.
Upland Borough is recognizing wounded war veterans in a very special way, just in time for Veterans Day.
If you have a problem to report, call the DA’s office at 215-686-9641.
The Election Protection hotline is up and running and hundreds of volunteers have been trained are ready to deal with voter problems on Tuesday.
A West Philadelphia woman who was born before women got the right to vote is getting ready to cast her ballot Tuesday. She’s hasn’t missed an election in 77 years.
About 150 veterans groups from all arms of the military will begin marching at noon around 16th and JFK.
The largest Asian American Film Festival on the East Coast kicks off next week here in Philadelphia.
Congregations across the area are turning up the “Get Out The Vote” effort.
The outdoor traveling exhibit is a reconstructed refugee camp.
He says a spike in gun sales has become more common near an election.
The SEPTA strike is inspiring volunteers to sign up for a first of its kind ride-sharing app. The new technology is designed to give voters a free round-trip ride to the polls on Election Day.
Several African American organizations are ramping up citywide efforts to mobilize election protection volunteers for next week.