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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Replica Of Vietnam War Memorial Coming To Bucks County

The Wall in Bucks County is bringing a traveling exhibition to the Delaware Valley next month that will celebrate the lives of the thousands of soldiers lost in the Vietnam War.

06/16/2017

Delco Woman Launches Pureed Meal Business

A Delaware County mom launched a startup that is helping people with certain illnesses maintain a healthy weight.

06/15/2017

Lawsuit Filed Challenging Pennsylvania’s Congressional District Map

The suits takes shots at Pennsylvania’s 2011 congressional district map.

06/15/2017

DACA Program That Protects ‘Dreamers’ Celebrates Fifth Anniversary

Thursday marks the fifth anniversary of a program started by President Obama, which gave hundreds of thousands of “dreamers” the right to work legally in the United States.

06/14/2017

Philly Horticulture Teacher Hangs Up Garden Gloves After 37 Years Of Service

Karen Hardon Weber runs the Horticulture Science Program at Abraham Lincoln High School, and for nearly four decades she’s kept her students and the faculty extremely busy.

06/14/2017

Philadelphia Non-Profit Looks To Honor Community Fathers

The Committee will honor fathers Wednesday who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to protect and nurture their children.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/13/2017

Non-Profit Helps Homeless Youth Find Success With Music Program

Pollard attributes part of his success to music sessions with DJ Carl as he used music to heal, while learning he can teach others as well.

06/13/2017

West Philly Church Helps Gives Fathers In Need Boost In Self-Esteem

The countdown is on for Father’s Day and a West Philadelphia church is hoping to reconnect dads with families this weekend.

06/12/2017

Philly Native Injured In Pulse Nightclub Shooting Reflects One Year Later

It’s been a year since the shooting rampage in Orlando’s Pulse Nightclub that left 49 people dead.

06/12/2017

Legal Loophole Could Leave Some Foreign Born Adoptees Exposed To Deportation

A recent story of man adopted from Korea as a child and later deported back to Korea has exposed a loophole in international adoptions.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/10/2017

Project HOME Looks To Close Deal Aimed At Helping Homeless LGBTQ Youth

Project HOME is hoping to close the deal on a new $13 million project that would provide more affordable housing for homeless LGBT youth.

06/10/2017

Students Campaign For Historical Marker Commemorating MOVE Bombing

The site of the 1985 “MOVE” bombing in Cobbs Creek will soon get a Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission marker.

06/09/2017

Philly Holds 42nd Odunde Festival

In it’s fourth decade, the Odunde Festival is the nation’s largest African American street festival.

06/09/2017

Cheyney University Alumni Discuss Options To Save School

A group of alumni that is working to save cash-strapped Cheyney University met this week to discuss their options,

06/09/2017

Former Adviser To MLK Jr. Is Honored At His NJ Alma Matter

A South Jersey man who once served as counselor to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was honored Tuesday at his high school alma mater.

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/06/2017

Supporters Of Undocumented Immigrant Living In Church Embark On ‘Caravan Of Freedom’

The family of an undocumented Mexican who took sanctuary in church on Broad Street is hoping to push immigration authorities to take action to grant the man a special visa.

06/05/2017

Philly Dragon Boaters Paddle Through Adversity Following Bus Crash

A team of dragon boaters from two Philadelphia middle schools will be competing along the Schuylkill River Saturday a few paddlers short.

06/02/2017

Series Of Events Planned In Philly For AIDS Education Month

June is AIDS Education Month — and Thursday kicks off a series of events designed to keep the positive momentum in the fight to end HIV. 

05/31/2017

City Officials Call For Community Support, After 2 Deadly Blazes Claim 6 Lives

The Mayor, Fire Commissioners and other city officials held a press conference Tuesday to call for community support in preventing fires.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/30/2017

Wrongful Convictions: An Expert Look At How They Happen

Four Philadelphia men have been set free over the past 10 months after spending years behind bars for crimes they did not commit.

05/24/2017

Prominent Scholar To Receive Prestigious Philadelphia Award

Charles L. Blockson will receive the award Tuesday at Temple University.

05/24/2017

Shaurn Thomas

Man Who Spent 24 Years Behind Bars For Crime He Didn’t Commit Has Conviction Vacated

Shaurn Thomas’ freedom comes thanks to the discovery of evidence never presented to prosecutors.

05/23/2017

Report Shows Racial Disparities In Philly’s Use Of ‘Stop-n-Frisk’

The latest numbers on the Philly Police’s use of stop and frisk shows African Americans continue to be stopped far more than other groups.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/23/2017

Trump’s Remarks To Islamic Leaders Draws Mixed Reaction From Philly-Area Muslims

President Donald Trump is getting mixed reaction from Philadelphia area Muslims following his change in tone toward the Islamic community.

05/22/2017

Philadelphia Housing Authority Sells Liddonfield Public Housing Development

The site has sat idle for seven years.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/21/2017

Philadelphia Begins Renovation Of Wissinoming Park

This is Love Your Park week, and the city of Philadelphia broke ground on a $1.5 million dollar renovation of Wissinoming Park.

05/19/2017

PA High School Students Take Legal Action After Pro-Life Club Is Denied

Two Pennsylvania students have lawyered up after their high school refused to allow them to start a pro-life club.

05/19/2017

Commission On LGBT Affairs Chair Resigns Following Ousting

The fledgling Mayor’s Commission on LGBT Affairs had a shake up this week when its members voted 13 to 3 to remove the chair.

05/19/2017

Boyz II Men

‘Boyz II Men Boulevard’ Approved by Philadelphia City Council

The next time you drive down Broad Street you could be going down Boyz II Men Boulevard.

05/18/2017

Mayor Kenney Holds Celebration Honoring Philly Centenarians

Philadelphia paid tribute to more than 100 of its most senior seniors at the 17th annual Mayor’s Centenarian Celebration.

05/18/2017

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