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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File photo of Mumia Abu-Jamal (credit: CBS)

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

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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

Pennsylvania Driver's License (Credit: Andrew Kramer)

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

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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

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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

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 16:  U.S. President Barack Obama and his daughter Sasha depart the White House before boarding Marine One on the South Lawn December 16, 2016 in Washington, DC. The first family is traveling to Hawaii to spend the Christmas and New Year holidays.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

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

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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

Fred Jenkins, Sr. (seated) with his son Fred Jenkins, Jr. behind him. (credit: Cherri Gregg)

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

I-76 in Philadelphia. Skyline. (credit: Jan Carabeo)

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

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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

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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

Left to Right: Mayor Jim Kenney, Parks and Rec Commissioner Kathryn Ott Lovett, Boxers Bernard Hopkins and Oscar de la Hoya (credit: Cherri Gregg)

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

Portrait of Marian Anderson done by Philadelphia painter George Amonatti. (credit: Cherri Gregg/KYW)

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

attends NMAAM's Celebration Of Legends Red Carpet And Luncheon on May 6, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee.

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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