Irika Sargent

irika sargent new 600x450 Irika SargentIrika Sargent is an Emmy Award-winning journalist who anchors the weekday evening newscasts on CBS4 at 5:00 pm, 5:30 pm and 11:00 pm. She also anchors the Sunday public affairs show Focus on South Florida and contributes a segment each Friday called Legally Speaking.

Sargent came to CBS4 from KPRC, the NBC affiliate in Houston, Texas, where she worked as an anchor and reporter. Sargent has also worked at television stations in Mobile, Alabama and Columbia, Missouri. She has reported from the frontlines on several major stories, including the BP oil spill along the Gulf Coast and the West, Texas plant explosion. Sargent has also covered numerous high-profile trials and previously anchored a legal show, drawing from her background as a lawyer.

Sargent graduated from the University of Missouri with a Bachelor of Journalism. She then earned a Juris Doctor from Cornell Law School because she wanted to gain legal insight and expertise that could assist her in news coverage. Sargent practiced law for four years in New York City at the international law firm of Greenberg Traurig LLP, where she represented clients in New York federal and state courts, as well as before the New York Division of Human Rights and National Labor Relations Board. Additionally, Sargent set aside time to provide free legal services to non-profit groups and underserved communities. She is a current member of the New York Bar.

Throughout her career, Sargent has been involved with a number of charities including the United Way, Habitat for Humanity and the Susan G. Komen organization. She currently serves on the Volunteer Leadership Board for the American Cancer Society.

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LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 19: A detail of the Ashley Madison website on August 19, 2015 in London, England. Hackers who stole customer information from the cheating site AshleyMadison.com dumped 9.7 gigabytes of data to the dark web on Tuesday fulfilling a threat to release sensitive information including account details, log-ins and credit card details, if Avid Life Media, the owner of the website didn't take Ashley Madison.com offline permanently.  (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)

Legally Speaking: Suing Ashley Madison After The Hack

The Ashley Madison hacking scandal is already leading to lawsuits against the company.

08/28/2015

Dr. Paula Thaqi (Source: My33)

Focus On South Florida: Broward County Health Department

Back-to-school time is a very busy time at the Broward County Health Department.

My TV 33–08/16/2015

Emily Cardenas (Source: My33)

Focus On South Florida: The Children’s Trust

The Children’s Trust is a dedicated source of revenue established by voter referendum to improve the lives of children and families in Miami-Dade county.

My TV 33–08/16/2015

Natalia Sol and Victoria Torres (Source: My33)

Focus On South Florida: After-School All-Stars

After-School All-Stars (ASAS) serves more than 2-thousand students and families every day.

My TV 33–08/16/2015

Henri Crockett and Damien Cosby (Source: My33)

Focus On South Florida: Peer Tutors

In just about a week, hundreds of thousands of students across South Florida will say goodbye to summer and hello to the first day of school!

My TV 33–08/16/2015

The City of Miami Police Department said they have a relieved an officer of duty after a video started circulating on social media showing alleged police brutality.
(Source: Facebook)

Legally Speaking: Recording Police

A video of Miami Police making an arrest and then appearing to get physical with a man in handcuffs is just one of many going viral recently.

08/14/2015

Broward 100 (Source: Broward.org)

Broward 100: A Celebration Of Past & Present

From its swamp beginnings, to spring break days, to becoming home to one of the most important economic ports in the country, Broward County has lived a full life turning 100 years old this year.

08/14/2015

ORBERA is a middle ground for patients who want to lose weight without surgery but need more help than just a nutrition and exercise plan.
(Source: CBS4)

Gastric Balloon Could Inflate Your Weight-Loss Success

Insert a balloon into your stomach, start to lose weight. Those are the basics of a new procedure you can only get from a University of Miami doctor.

08/10/2015

Dr. Eldredge Bermingham (Source: My33)

Focus On South Florida: Frost Museum of Science

The Patricia and Philip Frost Museum of Science, located on three acres of the historic Vizcaya complex in Coconut Grove will close its doors at the end of this month.

My TV 33–08/09/2015

Katherine Hope (Source: My33)

Focus On South Florida: Life & the Single Parent

The number of children living in single-parent homes has nearly doubled since 1960.

My TV 33–08/09/2015

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