Irika Sargent

irika sargent new 600x450 Irika SargentIrika Sargent is an Emmy Award-winning journalist.  She co-anchors the station’s weekday early evening and 11 p.m. newscasts with Rick Folbaum.

Sargent came to CBS4 from KPRC, the NBC affiliate in Houston, Texas, where she worked as an anchor and reporter for three years.

Sargent has also worked at television stations in Mobile, Alabama, Columbia, Missouri and London, England.  She has covered several major stories, including the BP oil spill along the Gulf Coast and the West, Texas plant explosion.  Sargent also covered numerous high-profile trials, drawing from her background as a lawyer.  Additionally, she served as the anchor of a legal show while working in Alabama.

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 charity organizations, including the American Cancer Society, Star of Hope Mission for Houston’s Homeless and Habitat for Humanity.

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CBS4 Anchor Irika Sargent sat down with National Urban League President and CEO Marc H. Morial for a one-on-one interview covering a variety of topics.  (Source: CBS4)

Thousands Expected For 2015 National Urban League Conference

The National Urban League chose Fort Lauderdale as the host city for the conference which runs from July 29 to August 1. This year’s theme is Save Our Cities: Education, Jobs and Justice.

07/29/2015

Paul Flannigan and Michael DiPietro (Source: My33)

Focus On South Florida: Stick a Fork in Cancer

More than one million people in the United States get cancer each year.

My TV 33–07/26/2015

Chris Paterson (Source: My33)

Focus On South Florida: OB Health & Wellness Fair

In just about a month, hundreds of thousands of students across South Florida will return to the classroom.

My TV 33–07/26/2015

Stephanie VanVark and Tanisha Fleming (Source: My33)

Focus On South Florida: Youth Economic Development Conference & Expo

Urgent, Inc. is a South Florida based youth and community development organization dedicated to provide empowering opportunities to our young people.

My TV 33–07/26/2015

Jodi Atkison and Carlos Hernandez (Source: My33)

Focus On South Florida: Do The Right Thing

“Do The Right Thing” of Miami recognizes and rewards local young people for their exemplary behavior, and good deeds.

My TV 33–07/26/2015

James Corden (Photo by David Buchan/Getty Images)

Irika Sargent Continues 1-on-1 Interview With The Late Late Show’s James Corden

The Late Late Show host James Corden celebrated his 50th show last week and appeared to shed actual tears as he expressed his deepest gratitude for those involved.

CBS Miami–07/20/2015

The Late Late Show W/ James Corden (Photo: Monty Brinton/CBS)

CBS4’s Irika Sargent Talks 1-on-1 With Late Late Show’s James Corden

Just months into his new gig as host of the Late Late Show, James Corden has done a little of it all.

07/13/2015

Tony Albelo (Source: My33)

Focus On South Florida: Colombian Independence Day

Miami has the largest concentration of Colombians outside of Colombia, so Colombia’s Independence Day (July 20th) is a big deal here.

My TV 33–07/12/2015

Craig Cohen and Kristen Cornell (Source: My33)

Focus On South Florida: Conine Clubhouse

When a child needs hospital care, having access to the comforts of home can go a long way in easing the family’s stress.

My TV 33–07/12/2015

Charlie Howden (Source: My33)

Focus On South Florida: Paddle For Charity

Charlie Howden is a sailor and paddler.

My TV 33–07/12/2015

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