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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Pennsylvania lawmakers will introduce a first-of-its-kind bill Wednesday that would automatically seal certain criminal records after a period of time.
A Chestnut Hill grandmother has released a rap video that is gaining major traction on social media. This rapping granny has a message and she’s hoping America responds.
The Jewish War Veterans honored a Villanova basketball star on Sunday who made the ultimate sacrifice for his country during World War II.
April is Autism Awareness month. To celebrate, a Philadelphia area non-profit is hosting an Autism Awareness Block Party on Saturday, as well as opening a new location.
The famed Laff House Comedy Club on South Street was a magnet for budding Black comedians and left a hole in Philadelphia’s comedy scene when it closed three years ago. Now– there’s possible re-birth.
“This is exactly what governors need to do really throughout our nation.”
The Camden School District has spent years trying to tackle its truancy problem. This school year they have rolled out a more personal approach to deal with the reasons why kids miss school.
The April 18th tax deadline is less than two weeks away, and a local non-profit has teamed up with a bank to offer free tax preparation services for working families.
The city of Chester’s fire and police were the first on the scene of the Amtrak Train 89 crash on Sunday that claimed the lives to two people working on the tracks early that morning. On Monday, Chester officials held a press conference on the next steps.
The crash of an Amtrak train Sunday morning occurred within a stone’s throw from dozens of homes near 6th and Booth Street in Chester.
Nearly two dozens Trans men, women, and allies, including city officials, police representatives, and others gathered in Norris Square Park Thursday. They held signs and stood proudly, declaring their sexual identity.
Roughly 50 to 75 percent of ex-offenders in Philadelphia remain unemployed up to a year after their release. A North Philadelphia non-profit is working with the toughest of the group to employ the youth.
The US Supreme Court issued its second 4-4 ruling since the death of conservative Justice Antonin Scalia. The ruling marks a loss for conservatives, and could also be a veiled message from the court.
After more than 50 years, one of Philadelphia’s first community playhouses is closing its doors for good.
A Southwest Philadelphia woman has enlisted the help of the NAACP to challenge an arrest and criminal charges stemming from a warrant execution gone wrong.