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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Gerrymandering Lawsuit Fast Tracked In PA Supreme Court

This week, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled that a class action that could affect the voting districts for the 2018 election will now be fast tracked.

11/10/2017

Nonprofit Helping Women And Men Now Impacting Thousands

A Southeast Pennsylvania nonprofit that helped women getting back to work began serving men a couple years ago, and now their services have touched thousands.

11/10/2017

‘Rosie The Riveters’ Honored For Work During WWII

A group of women in their 90s are hoping to start a movement to show the younger generation what it really means to come together for your country.

KYW Newsradio 1060–11/09/2017

Texas Church Shooting A ‘Mental Health Issue?’ Experts Weigh In

“Folks that struggle with mental health issues, are not fundamentally violent people,” said Dr. David Rogers.

KYW Newsradio 1060–11/07/2017

Historical Society Hosts Election Night Event To Promote Political Conversation

The Art of Politics discussion will take a look at the history of political cartoons.

KYW Newsradio 1060–11/07/2017

Pennsylvania PAC Aims To Swing Upcoming Elections Through Youth Vote

Next Gen America is a PAC dedicated to organizing the youth vote.

11/06/2017

Eagles Chaplain Offers Insight Into Team’s Success

The Philadelphia Eagles are dominant in the NFL right now- with one of the best starts to the season they’ve had in years. But what’s the secret?

11/04/2017

Recent Sex Abuse Revelations Spark Online Movement

Recent revelations about pervasive sexual harassment in Hollywood, on Wall Street, and beyond is sparking a movement, and a change in culture could be close by.

11/03/2017

Philly’s Second Unity Cup Is Soccer And So Much More

For the second year in a row, the Philadelphia International Unity Cup attracted dozens of teams to soccer fields all over the city.

11/03/2017

Fashion School Students Use Skills To Raise Money For Program

Dobbins High School has one of the only fashion technical training courses in Philadelphia Schools, but students in the program have to pay for their own supplies, so they’re using their skills to raise some cash.

11/03/2017

Donald Trump

Local Muslim Groups Claim Bias In Trump’s Response To New York Attack

Local Islamic organizations are reacting strongly to the Trump Administration’s response to the recent terror incident in New York City.

11/02/2017

Pennsylvania Lawmakers Looking At Ways To Prevent Street Harassment

A number of laws in Pennsylvania prohibit forms of street harassment, yet nearly 70 percent of women report experiencing obscene gestures, street stalking or other illegal behavior.

11/01/2017

‘Pointing Finger At Immigrants Is Inhumane’: Expert Weighs In On Trump’s Call To End Diversity Visa Program

President Donald Trump is calling for an end to the Diversity Visa Program after it was connected to the suspect in Tuesday’s terror incident in New York.

11/01/2017

Flashpoint: Politics Behind #TakeAKnee, What Amazon HQ2 Could Do for Families and From IG to Activism

Why has a protest of racism and bias within law enforcement turned into a major political issue?

10/30/2017

What Amazon’s HQ Means For The Average Philadelphian

The city of Philadelphia laid it all on the line in its pitch to get Internet juggernaut Amazon to build its second headquarters here.

10/27/2017

Former Philly Prosecutor Says ‘I’m Sorry’ To Man Who Served 40 Years

For more than four decades, a Philadelphia family has insisted that the wrong brother was given a mandatory life without parole sentence.

10/26/2017

New Documentary Explores Effects Child Support System Has On Black Fathers

“Where’s Daddy?” will take over the screen of the Perelman Theatre at 8 p.m. Friday.

10/25/2017

Donald Trump

Trump’s Enhanced Screening Procedures Cause For Concern For ACLU Of Pennsylvania

The ACLU says it will be monitoring implementation of the order to see if there’s a cause for action.

10/25/2017

NFL Teams With American Cancer Society For North Philly Screenings

Roughly 200 people attended Crucial Catch Day at Maria de los Santos Health Center, getting free flu shots, as well as breast and colorectal screenings.

10/25/2017

Father, Son Team Leave Hospital Jobs To Open Restaurant

A father and son team has transformed a piece of blight on North Broad Street into an oasis complete with West Indian sounds and flavors.

10/23/2017

Flashpoint: Gayborhood Racism Update, Diversifying Corporate Giving, Changing Urban Education

Flashpoint airs every Sunday at 8:30am on KYW Newsradio 1060AM.

KYW Newsradio 1060–10/22/2017

Gayborhood Racism Hearing, One Year Later

This coming week will mark one year since the city of Philadelphia held it’s historic public hearing tackling the issue of racism in the Gayborhood.

10/20/2017

Broadcast Pioneer Malcolm Poindexter To Be Honored For Music Legacy

News was his day job, but Malcolm’s love was music.

10/18/2017

Philadelphia Grassroots Effort To Boycott NFL, Plan To Take It National

The 1022 Protest Committee is a coalition of groups that includes the Philadelphia NAACP, Guardian Civic League, Philadelphia National Action Network and others.

KYW Newsradio 1060–10/16/2017

Former Juvenile Lifers Get Fresh Start With Re-Entry Workforce Program

On Monday, 29 formerly incarcerated individuals graduated from the Uplift Workforce Solutions program and will start a job at Brown’s ShopRite.

10/16/2017

Flashpoint: Hate On College Campuses, Sharpening Teeth For Police Watchdog, And Hoops For Hygiene

KYW Community Affairs Reporter Cherri Gregg, who hosts the show, asks the burning question to guests with varying view points.

KYW Newsradio 1060–10/15/2017

Workshop Helps City Residents Get Engaged In Their Community

The City of Philadelphia is holding an all day workshop designed to help community members build their civic engagement and leadership skills.

10/14/2017

City Officials Break Ground On Repurposing Of Old Factory Building

City officials were in Hunting Park on Friday to break ground on an $18 million project that would re-purpose an old factory on North 5th Street.

10/13/2017

Boy Scouts To Accept Girls, But Not Everyone Is Happy

The Boy Scouts of America will start admitting girls as Cub Scouts next year and then open up a program for older girls in 2019.

10/12/2017

Mexican Father Holed Up In Church Now Free After 11 Months

A 40-year old Mexican father is now a free man after spending 11 months holed up in a Center City Church.

10/11/2017

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