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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Civic Groups Ramping Up Get-Out-The-Vote Efforts as Pa. Elections Near

There are about one million registered voters in Philadelphia, and about 2.6 million in the five-county area that includes the Pennsylvania suburbs.

10/30/2014

(Michael Coard announces a federal lawsuit accusing Pennsylvania and its governor, Tom Corbett, of strangling Cheyney University financially.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Group Says Cheyney University Underfunding is Result of Racial Discrimination

“We’re one of 14 state institutions owned by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and Cheyney from the very beginning has been treated like a stepchild,” says Michael Coard, a 1982 Cheyney alumnus who is one of several attorneys representing plaintiffs in the civil rights lawsuit.

10/29/2014

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Civil Rights Advocates Concerned Over New Law Authorizing Drug Database In Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania doctors and DA’s are celebrating a new law signed by Governor Tom Corbett this week that creates a statewide database to monitor prescription drug use. But there are privacy concerns.

10/29/2014

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Watchdog Group Gives Pennsylvania Mixed Marks on Fixing Voter Access

In its new report, Common Cause evaluates ten swing states on their implementation of 19 recommendations issued by President Obama’s elections commission earlier this year.

10/28/2014

Local 234 President Willie Brown. (credit: Cherri Gregg/KYW)

SEPTA Union Leaders Speak Out About Possible Strike

A decision on whether to strike could come as soon as Friday.

10/27/2014

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Ebola Nurse Forced Into Quarantine in N.J. Contemplates Civil Rights Lawsuit

Kaci Hickox was allowed to return to her home in Maine today after being forced into quarantine in New Jersey after landing at Newark International Airport.

10/27/2014

Kids from Ethel Allen middle school BOOST site.
(credit: Cherri Gregg/KYW Newsradio)

Locally Based Non-profit That Provides After School Programs In Public Schools Gets Major Boost

A Philadelphia-based non-profit that provides after school programs in nearly a dozen public schools got a $900,000 boost this week.

10/25/2014

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Philadelphia’s West African Community Urging Donations And Attention To Ebola Crisis

“We are walking to make a difference,” says the Rev. Moses Dennis, president of the Liberian Ministers Association of the Delaware Valley.

10/24/2014

(Gov. Corbett is flanked by Maureen Faulkner and Pa. state rep Mike Vereb, sponsor of the amendment, at the signing ceremony.  Photo by Steve Tawa)

ACLU Says New Pa. Law Violates First Amendment Rights of Convicts

The Pennsylvania chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union says it is preparing to file a lawsuit to get the state’s new “Revictimization Relief Act”overturned.

10/24/2014

(A  Rebuilding Together Philadelphia volunteer works on a home in North Philadelphia.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Dozens Volunteer to Rehab Homes in North Philadelphia

There were fifty sets of hands and more than 1,300 volunteer hours — plus materials — contributed over the two days.

10/23/2014

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Montco Non-Profits Join Forces To Raise Funds

Fifteen Montgomery County non-profits will pool their resources for the first time Friday with the hopes of hitting the fundraising jackpot.

10/23/2014

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Amid Ebola Fears, African Immigrants in Philadelphia Say They Are Being Overscrutinized

As panic over Ebola spreads in some areas of this country, many African immigrants living in Philadelphia say public ignorance about the continent and the disease has led to misdirected Ebola stigma and discrimination.

10/22/2014

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PA Supreme Court Scandal Leads To Calls For Statewide Court Reform

“We’ve received many calls in the past week asking for change,” says Lynn Marks, the Executive Director of Pennsylvanians for Modern Courts, a state-wide non-partisan organization that lobbies for court reforms.

10/22/2014

(Students from the Penn Alexander School, in West Philadelphia, get a lesson in mummification using a demonstration dummy at the Penn Museum.  Photo by Cherri Gregg)

Penn Museum Unveils New Program For Teaching 7th Graders Interactively

“Children sometimes recall facts, sometimes not; but they will always recall an experience,” noted Philadelphia schools superintendent Williams Hite.

10/21/2014

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Union League Holds a Job Fair For US Military Veterans

One attendee said his biggest challenge is translating his military experience into words that are revelant to civilian jobs.

10/20/2014

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