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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.

Follow Cherri Gregg on Twitter @cherrigregg.

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Virtua Says Its Knee-Surgery Ads Are Correct, But Agrees To Stricter Verification

You’ve probably seen or heard the advertisements for Virtua’s “quad sparing” knee replacement surgery on TV, radio, or online. “He’s off his walker,” explains an actress portraying his wife.

09/04/2014

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Teen Driving Rules Tough, But Designed With Safety In Mind

The tragic death of three Council Rock sophomores last weekend poses the question — what are the rules for teen driving?

09/04/2014

(Anton Moore holds one of the pellets used by toy guns which are prohibited by Philadelphia city ordinance.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Activists Get Neighborhood Store To Stop Selling Soft-Pellet Toy Guns

Residents of the Point Breeze section of South Philadelphia scored a huge win this week: a group protested the sale of soft-pellet pistols at a local corner store, and won.

09/03/2014

Audenreid Charter High School classroom with new green screen. (credit: Cherri Gregg)

Grays Ferry Charter School Uses Grant Money To Help Transform Education

Universal Audenried Charter High School kicked off its first day of school Tuesday with an extra $2.7 million dollars in its coffers over the next three years — thanks to a federal school improvement grant designed to help transform education through innovation.

09/02/2014

Suzanne Roberts (L) and Ralph Roberts. (Credit: Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty Images)

Donation Keeps Curtains Open For Philadelphia Theatre Company

Earlier this year, the Philadelphia Theatre Company was in a financial free fall. The bank foreclosed on its longtime home, The Suzanne Roberts Theater, putting the building up for sale. But now, thanks to a $2.5 million gift, curtains will open on the company’s 40th season this fall.

09/02/2014

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SW Philly Church Collects Supplies For Children Displaced By Deadly Fire

A Southwest Philadelphia Church is holding a celebration today for the children displaced following last month’s deadly fire on Gesner Street in Southwest Philadelphia.

08/30/2014

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36 Rookie Officers Sworn In to Philadelphia Police Department

Police commissioner Charles Ramsey reminded the rookies about heightened public scrutiny in light of civil unrest in Ferguson, Mo.

08/29/2014

An example of illegal dumping near public litter baskets. (credit: Cherri Gregg)

Philadelphia’s Streets Department Increasing Effort To Stop Illegal Dumping

Illegal dumping around public litter baskets is becoming a big problem in Philadelphia and the streets department is stepping up its efforts to stop it.

08/29/2014

(A rally for Michael Brown was held outside Camden City Hall.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Rally in Camden, NJ For Ferguson, Mo. Teen Shot By Police

Camden residents want to make sure there are no Michael Brown-type incidents in their city.

08/28/2014

22nd and Cecil B. Moore -- the place where the Columbia Avenue riot began 50 years ago. (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

50 Years Ago, False Rumor Ignites Chaos, Destruction In North Philly

Thursday marks the 50th anniversary of the Columbia Avenue riots.

08/28/2014

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Protests In Ferguson Raise Questions About Police Department Diversity Nationwide

In 2012, New Jersey State Police graduated only two Black officers out of a class of 85. But the department’s last three classes of new troopers have made history.

08/25/2014

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Drexel U. Study Looks At Why Some West Philly Neighborhoods Are Slow To Develop

Drexel University released a new study that takes a look at some of the reasons arts and culture have been slow to revitalize Mantua and surrounding West Philadelphia neighborhoods.

08/25/2014

Tauheed Browning (L) and Brandon Caban (R) (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

2 Local Youth Tennis Players Will Be Rubbing Elbows With The Pros At The US Open

Two youth tennis players from Philadelphia will take to the court this weekend at the US Open in New York as part of Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day.

08/23/2014

(A kit for administering naloxone, trade name Narcan, a heroin antidote that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.  The naloxone is administered nasally. File photo by Andrew Burton/ Getty Images)

Delco DA Says It’s Time to Equip Police in Pa. With Anti-Overdose Treatment

As Camden County officials tout the success of having their officers carry Narcan to treat apparent overdose victims, officials in Pennsylvania say Harrisburg’s delay is costing lives in that state.

08/22/2014

Giovanni's Room, the oldest LGBT bookstore in America, at 12th and Pine. (Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Local Non-Profit To Take Helm Of Nation’s Oldest LGBT Bookstore

Philly AIDS Thift will reopen Giovanni’s Room– the country’s oldest continuously operated LGBT bookstore.

08/22/2014

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