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.
Follow Cherri Gregg on Twitter @cherrigregg.
Four of the judicial candidates in Philadelphia won despite getting negative recommendations from the city’s Bar Association.
For Miss Francine, the process went smoothly at her polling place at 13th and Jefferson. But the elderly voter says she had a scare last week after hearing voter ID ads.
A Philadelphia non-profit that provides a safe place for child sex abuse victims to access law enforcement is having its annual fundraiser next week.
The new report, from the People’s Emergency Center shows that during 2012 more than 9,000 children, from infant to age 17, spent at least on night in the Pennsylvania emergency shelter system.
Pennsylvania is spending $1-million in taxpayer dollars to advertise the voter ID law, even though the future of the law is uncertain. The ads have voting rights advocates are ringing the alarm.
Construction is set to begin on the pier park on the Delaware River at Washington Avenue Green.
A group of Philadelphia mothers who claim their kids are falsely accused of crimes have started a movement that is beginning to take root.
The Philadelphia Police Advisory Commission is taking steps to open the lines of communication between cops and those who are deaf and hard of hearing.
The 33rd annual Jewish Film Festival is promising: more opportunities for community engagement, more venues and more variety in show times with the goal of reaching a broader audience.
A debate is heating up over whether to reauthorize Pa. Act 201, a law that gives utilities the authority to shut off heat and electricity during the winter for all but the poorest of the poor.
“Our block is policed every day, from 63rd and Lansdowne to 64th and Media,” says Yvonne Gaskins. “Our folks walk the streets picking up the litter, picking up the trash. We care.”
The city of Philadelphia is the target in a federal lawsuit filed on behalf of the the mother of Beatrice Weston, the young woman found chained in a Tacony Basement in 2011.
The Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia teamed up with urban agricultural groups Saturday for a daylong event that demonstrated how access to locally grown food can lead to healthier communities.
Getting lost in Fairmount Park that day was probably one of the best things that could have happened to Harris, who was nine-years-old at the time.
Diagnosed in April, Maribel Rodriguez of Havertown, Pa. says she found comfort online via breastcancer.org.