2024 Alumni in the Media Honoree

Host and Anchor, WHYY

Cherri Gregg is an afternoon drive radio host and co-host of Studio 2, a live news show that airs on WHYY radio three days a week.  Cherri is also executive producer and host of The Good Souls Project, a weekly radio segment that highlights individuals making a positive difference in their community. 

Prior to her current position at WHYY, Cherri covered civil rights, social justice, race and public affairs issues in the Greater Philadelphia area, spending nearly a decade on air at KYW Newsradio. She served as the station’s Community Affairs reporter and was the creator, host and executive producer of the weekly, syndicated radio show and podcast, Flashpoint with Cherri Gregg.”  Under her leadership, the show earned two regional Edward R. Murrow Awards, an NABJ Salute to Excellence Award for Best Podcast in 2021. 

Cherri spent years covering criminal justice reform extensively for both KYW Newsradio and CBS3 Eyewitness News, providing in-depth coverage of wrongful convictions, gun violence, and policy efforts to end mass incarceration.  Cherri, who is also a licensed attorney, has received numerous awards for her reporting, as well as for her community impact. 

Cherri, is a past president of the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists.  She is also a founding Board member of the Law and Justice Journalism Project.  Cherri has a B.S. from Boston University, a J.D. from Howard Law and a M.J. from Temple University’s Klein College of Media and Communications.  She was named PABJ Journalist of the Year in both 2013 and 2019.