WASHINGTON (March 14, 2013) — The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) congratulates member Cherri Gregg on her new role as Community Affairs Reporter for KYW Newsradio 1060 in Philadelphia.
Gregg joined Newsradio as a staff reporter in December 2010. As an experienced licensed attorney, Gregg puts her law degree to work providing analysis and extensive coverage on many highly publicized community and legal issues.
"Cherri’s career as a journalist and attorney reiterates the need to be multifaceted in today’s media industry,” says NABJ President Gregory Lee, Jr. "NABJ commends her on using her legal skills to enhance her new stories.”
Among her most notable stories, Gregg spent months covering 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. She also provided legal analysis on the Affordable Care Act, traveled to Washington, D.C. to cover the 57th Presidential Inauguration and created and produced an original 10-day Black History Month series, titled "Philadelphia Gamechangers.”
Gregg is the Vice President of Broadcast for the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists. She served as the organization’s Parliamentarian from 2010 through 2012.
Gregg holds a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communication from Boston University, a law degree from Howard University School of Law, and a master’s degree (summa cum laude) from Temple University’s College of Communications and Theater. While working on her graduate degree, Gregg interned at NBC 10 Philadelphia, worked as a multimedia journalist for Ebru News and as a part-time reporter for KYW Newsradio. In 2012, Newsradio hired her full time.
Gregg is a recipient of Temple University’s 2010 Louis Schiller Journalism Award and the 2011 Meredith-Cronkite Fellowship. She was a reporter at the 2011 NABJ Convention in Philadelphia as a participant in the organization’s Student Multimedia Project. In 2013, she received the Center for Public Interest Journalism’s scholarship to attend the Logan Symposium for Investigative Journalism in Berkeley, California. She is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar and the Georgia Bar.
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