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.

Cherri adds, “Do you have a story idea?  Are there issues you care about?  Do you know someone who cares enough about his or her community to make a positive impact? Tell me about it!  E-mail communityaffairs@kyw.com.”

Follow Cherri Gregg on Twitter @cherrigregg.

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(Nicole and Mady Wiley, with some donated goods.  Photo provided)

A Chester County Mother and Daughter, Energizing Tons of Food Donations

“It was my daughter’s idea to come up with a food drive,” recalls Nicole Wiley.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/27/2015

Bhutanese refugees working on new community garden in Northeast Philadelphia. (credit: Cherri Gregg)

Bhutanese Refugees In Philadelphia Mourn For Victims Of Nepal Earthquake

Philadelphia is home to about one thousand Bhutanese refugees who resettled here after spending nearly two decades living in Nepal, a nation devastated by Saturday’s massive earthquake.

04/26/2015

(credit: Cherri Gregg/KYW Newsradio)

Month Long Celebration Of Black Writing Festival Kicks Off In Less Than A Week

A South Philadelphia non-profit that brings art to underserved communities is gearing up for its 30-day Celebration of Black Writing Festival and the event kicks off in less than a week.

04/25/2015

Photo provided by Sonia Blount.

Transforming A Corner Marked By Tragedy Into A Place Of Loving Memories

When Rochelle Williams and Florine Barker think of this corner of Germantown and Allegheny Avenue, the first thing that comes to mind is tragedy.

04/24/2015

(Credit: Cherri Gregg)

Jazz Appreciation Month To End With A Bang

With less than a dozen events remaining in Jazz Appreciation month — this weekend is expected to bring the noise.

04/23/2015

(Monnett Sudler plays guitar during the inaugural Wednesday jazz concert at the office of Creative Philadelphia.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

City of Philadelphia Kicks Off Weekly Lunchtime Jazz Series in City Hall

Room 116 of City Hall was standing-room-only for the launch of the new series.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/22/2015

(Winners of the "Selma" contest at the National Liberty Museum, in Old City.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Three Students Honored in Philadelphia For Essays Honoring Dr. King’s Selma March

The National Liberty Museum, in Old City, rolled out the red carpet for three students who submitted the winning essays and video speeches marking the 50th anniversary of the historic march.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/21/2015

Seth Williams, David Bowen, Ernest Chester and Hakeem Watson, along with defense lawyers, court administrators and President Judge Marsha Neifield at graduation at the Criminal Justice Center. (credit: Cherri Gregg)

Philadelphia DA’s Program Gives Nonviolent Drug Offenders Alternative To Prison

The Choice is Yours is a 13-month program that gives nonviolent drug offenders an alternative to incarceration.

04/21/2015

Federal prosecutors, the mayor and Philadelphia police officials met with more than a dozen community leaders Monday in the second roundtable discussion on community policing.  (credit: Cherri Gregg/KYW)

Roundtable Discussion On Community Policing Held In Philadelphia

Federal prosecutors, the mayor and Philadelphia police officials met with more than a dozen community leaders Monday in the second roundtable discussion on community policing.

04/20/2015

(Valerie Crabbe and Larry Harris, at the KYW Newsradio studios.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Enriching The Lives of Foster Children

When Valerie Crabbe and Larry Harris got married, they already had six kids between them and decided to adopt two more. They now run a foundation to help foster kids.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/20/2015

Photo of art exhibit at Drexel. (Credit Cherri Gregg)

Drexel Hosts Art Exhibit Showcasing Previous Homeless Men And Women

“It’s a stepping stone for people who are experiencing some isolation ,who are experiencing hardship.” said Rachel Ehrgood art coordinator for Project Home.

04/19/2015

Tracey L .Fisher
(credit: Cherri Gregg/KYW Newsradio)

Local Group’s Effort Could Change Economic Landscape For Those Needing Another Chance

A Southwest Philadelphia non-profit that helps ex-offenders re-enter society announced it’s teaming up with more than a dozen companies.

04/18/2015

(Philadelphia police officers are treated to a free catered lunch by the City Life Church.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Philadelphia Church Spends $33,000 Performing Acts Of Kindness

“Generosity is contagious, and it’s the most enjoyable way to live,” says Brad Leach, head pastor of City Life Church, which provided a free lunch for officers of the Third Police District.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/15/2015

(Credit: CBS3)

Caretakers Of Abandoned Quadriplegic Man: “All Of This Seemed Very Quickly To Us To Be Out Of Character.”

They called the man’s doctor, his aunt and police for help, to no avail. Then three days later a man found Norman lying in the woods, weak, but alive.

04/15/2015

New Jersey Senator Cory Booker gives remarks before the US Senate. (Photo from Senate video feed)

Booker Takes To US Senate Floor Ahead Of Same-Sex Marriage Arguments In Supreme Court Two Weeks From Now

In just two weeks, the US Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on whether the US Constitution requires states to recognize same-sex marriages from other states.

04/14/2015

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