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 husband of one of the three women killed in a fiery crash in Holmesburg on Sunday is struggling as he prepares to bury his wife. As KYW Community Affairs reporter Cherri Gregg tells us in this exclusive interview, the family has hired an attorney and is looking for answers.
A company out of Harleysville, Montgomery County gave the gift of a warm home to a Southwest Philadelphia woman who has literally helped feed thousands over the last 40 years.
Over the past several weeks, CBS3 led the charge to collect thousands of new, unwrapped toys for Philadelphia area children.
It happened around 3 a.m. at Torresdale Avenue and Rhawn Street in the Holmesburg section of the city.
A Germantown salon owner is working to build cultural understanding about Islam. She chooses to come out in public fully veiled.
The Philadelphia Housing Authority unveiled the new Queen Lane Apartments today.
U.S. Senator Bob Casey is talking about his priorities for Pennsylvania, as well as the race for President. Casey says kids and wages are his biggest focus– but national security is a top priority.
The media seems to be fixated on GOP hopeful Donald Trump. According to the Tyndall Report, he’s received more news coverage than all of the other candidates. But why?
The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office launched a pilot program this week that will divert non-violent felony offenders from jail to college.
An 11-year-old boy from South Philadelphia got not one, but *two* of the starring roles in the Pennsylvania Ballet’s production of The Nutcracker at the Academy of Music.
The anti-Muslim rhetoric on the Presidential campaign trail and beyond is having an impact on Philadelphia’s Islamic community. First a pig’s head is thrown at a mosque and now– an uptick in complaints from area Muslims where women are the latest targets.
Police say they are now investigating a report of a pig’s head found outside an Islamic Center in North Philadelphia early this morning.
The New York Times published a front page editorial for the first time since 1920 where it calls for restricted access to military-style weapons. Now, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is speaking out.
One South Jersey township got in hot water when they apparently made a controversial decision.
They and other Muslim community groups have received little backlash and some believe its the result of a proactive program launched earlier this year.