PHILADELPHIA, PA – October 22, 2019 – Entercom, a leading media and entertainment company and one of the two largest radio broadcasters in the U.S., is proud to announce that KYW Newsradio (KYW-AM) community affairs reporter and on-air host Cherri Gregg has been named Journalist of the Year by the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists (PABJ). Gregg, who was recognized in the broadcast and online category, will be honored at the PABJ’s annual Awards and Scholarship Gala on November 2 in Philadelphia.
“Cherri is extremely deserving of this award,” said David Yadgaroff, Senior Vice President and Market Manager, Entercom Philadelphia. “She is a champion of the community who is constantly searching for and reporting on the stories and issues that matter most to KYW Newsradio listeners across the Philadelphia area. I’m proud to call her a member of our team.”
“I am humbled, grateful and truly honored to receive this award from PABJ, an organization that I love,” said Gregg. “Every day I work to educate, empower and positively impact underserved communities, and this award means that maybe, just maybe, the work is headed in the right direction.”
Gregg joined KYW Newsradio as a reporter in 2010 and has served as the station’s community affairs reporter since 2013. In addition to that role, Gregg hosts “Flashpoint with Cherri Gregg,” a weekly radio program that focuses on the most relevant issues affecting the Philadelphia area. The program, airing on five Entercom Philadelphia stations, provides a forum for local and national influencers with different viewpoints to discuss the most relevant news stories of the week. Each week, the show’s goal is to move the community forward in a positive direction. Gregg has been actively involved in the PABJ since 2009 and served as its president from 2015 to 2016.
This year, Gregg has also been recognized with two National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) Salute To Excellence Awards for radio investigative reporting and podcasting.
Founded in 1974, PABJ is the nation’s oldest professional association of journalists of color. With over 100 active members, the organization is also one of the largest and the founding chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists. Their yearly awards recognize honorees for exemplary reporting, media management and dedicated community service performed while maintaining a commitment to diverse & inclusive employment and coverage, as well as community empowerment.
“Flashpoint with Cherri Gregg” can be heard on KYW Newsradio on Saturdays at 9:30 p.m. and Sundays at 8:30 a.m., B101.1 (WBEB-FM) on Sundays at 5:00 a.m., Talk Radio 1210 WPHT (WPHT-AM) on Sundays at 5:00 a.m., 98.1 WOGL (WOGL-FM) on Sundays at 6:00 a.m. and 96.5 TDY (WTDY-FM) on Sundays at 6:00 a.m. The show can also be heard nationwide via the RADIO.COM app and website.
Listeners can tune in to KYW Newsradio (KYW-AM) in Philadelphia on air, as well as nationwide on the RADIO.COM app and website. Fans can also connect with the station on social media via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
KYW Newsradio is a RADIO.COM station. RADIO.COM, the fastest growing digital audio app in the United States and the leader in local sports coverage, currently has over 500 stations and thousands of podcasts, with more added continuously on its rapidly growing platform. RADIO.COM is a part of Entercom.
About Entercom Communications Corp.
Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE: ETM) is a leading American media and entertainment company reaching and engaging over 170 million people each month through its premier collection of highly rated, award winning radio stations, digital platforms and live events. As one of the country’s two largest radio broadcasters, Entercom offers integrated marketing solutions and delivers the power of local connection on a national scale with coverage of close to 90% of persons 12+ in the top 50 markets. Entercom is the #1 creator of live, original, local audio content and the nation’s unrivaled leader in news and sports radio. Learn more about Philadelphia-based Entercom at www.entercom.com, Facebook and Twitter (@Entercom).