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 project is called — the Election Ambassador Corps. It deputizes junior and seniors from six area high schools to visit polling places, answer voter questions, conduct exit and provide suggestion on improving the voter experience.
The Committee of Seventy is making final preparations for a pilot program that’ll deploy 200 high school students at polling places across Philadelphia on Election Day.
Pennsylvania lawmakers have spent months wrangling over the budget and the impact of the impasse is being felt statewide. The stalemate could have long-term effects on some of the state’s most vulnerable: children.
It’s been more than 300 years since the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has had three open seats, making the November 3rd election one of the most historic in Philadelphia history.
The Philadelphia Music Walk of Fame on Broad Street is sporting seven new plaques today.
Less than 30% of Philadelphia voters cast ballots during the May primary so today, an area nonprofit announced it’s adding a financial incentive to get more people to the polls for the general election on November 3rd.
The reality of homelessness made headlines in Philadelphia recently when mothers set up a “tent city” in Kensington, and a family with small children was found living in LOVE Park.
Angelique Roland and Michael Jones will have to wait to regain custody of their two and four year old children.
The homeless family whose two-year-old son was found wandering in LOVE Park over the weekend is in court today with the hopes of regaining custody of their children.
A University City-based tech start up is hoping to reduce the number of assaults against women.
A South Philadelphia theater is bringing the story of one of the city’s most divisive political figures to the stage.
Mural Arts is celebrating its latest exhibition titled “Open Source” all during the month of October.
The exhibition includes work from 14 artists on public spaces at locations throughout the city.
The theater is bringing the story of one of the city’s most divisive political figures to the stage.
A Philadelphia-based non-profit is hosting the city’s first “Walk for Freedom” on Saturday.