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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Philly Journalist Pens Book On Minnie Riperton

It sparked a lifelong love of the singer who had a five octave range, but only a 4 year-career on the major music charts before succumbing to breast cancer in 1979. She was 31.

07/31/2015

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Roller Derby Community Rallies Around Stabbing Victims, More Help Needed

In just two days, the GoFund Me page for 37-year-old Danecia Berrian and her baby girl has been shard 3,000 times, raising nearly $17,000 of the $50,000 goal.

07/30/2015

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BlackStar Film Festival Kicks Off Today In Philly

More than 70 films will be shown over the course of four days to hundreds of movie buffs.

07/30/2015

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Philadelphia‘s Immigrant Community Stands Up To Bill Punishing Sanctuary Cities

Philadelphia’s immigrant community took a stand today against a bill passed by Congress last week.

07/29/2015

VATICAN CITY, VATICAN - APRIL 03:  Pope Francis waves to the faithful as he arrives in St. Peter's square for his weekly audience on April 3, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Francis delivered his catechism to a crowd of approximately 30,000 pilgrims packed into St Peter's Square.  (Photo by Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

Foundation Offering Hundreds Of Scholarships To Boost Black Catholic Attendance At WMOF

The Martin de Porres Foundation is offering 300 scholarships to Philadelphia’s Black Catholic community.

07/29/2015

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Peace Week Aims To Stop The Violence By Influencing Philadelphia Youths

A South Philadelphia group is continuing its effort to tackle violence before it starts.

07/28/2015

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Homemade “Pope-Themed” Products On Sale To Benefit Homeless Non-Profit

Project Home is beefing up its Homemade Product line with special items designed specifically for the World Meeting of Families in September.

07/27/2015

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Mother, Baby Daughter Stabbed In West Oak Lane

It happened around 12:30 a.m. Sunday in the 1900 block of Dallas Street.

07/26/2015

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Local Organization Strives To Educate Young Women On Advocacy And Grantmaking

It’s called the Philly Girls Fund and it’s a grant making circle for high school girls.

07/25/2015

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Forbes Announces Contest That Will Be Largest Ever For Young Entrepreneurs

Forbes Magazine announced this week a million dollar contest for millennial entrepreneurs who want to the change the world.

07/25/2015

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Philadelphia’s Black Catholics Seek Visibility During World Meeting Of Families

He says Black parishes are also planning an African heritage mass, as well as one focused on Ghanaian culture.

07/24/2015

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Need Extra Cash? Local Food Vendor Staffing Up For Papal Visit

Aramark put out a call for 1,500 to 2,000 workers.

07/23/2015

A photo of the chair that was presented to Archbishop Chaput during the Holiday Mass at PPS. (Photo provided by the Philadelphia Prison System)

Inmates At Curran-Fromhold Make Special Gift For Pope Francis

When Pope Francis meets with inmates at Curran-Fromhold on the second day of his trip to Philadelphia, he’ll be greeted with a seat fit for a king.

07/22/2015

Water main break near N. 52nd Street in West Philadelphia on June 14, 2015. (credit: Cherri Gregg/KYW)

Five Weeks After Major Water Main Break, West Phila. Residents Still Dealing With Aftermath

Five weeks after a major water main broke open spilling millions of gallons of water into a West Philadelphia neighborhood, residents of the area are still dealing with the aftermath.

07/21/2015

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Building Fire In South Philadelphia Being Investigated As Possible Arson

Police are investigating a suspicious fire that forced more than a dozen people from their homes overnight in South Philadelphia.

07/19/2015

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