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.
Delorian Cole is a typical 11-year old girl except she’s battling a rare, painful and public disease.
Millions watch Judge Judy Sheindlin every day, drawn to her toughness, humor and quite possibly the fear she strikes in those appearing in her court.
From the bench, Judge Judy Sheindlin rules like no other.
CBS4 Anchor Irika Sargent spoke with the global media leader & philanthropist one-on-one.
Keeping women’s health issues front and center is important all year round, but particularly in October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The mission of the Lisa Boccard Breast Cancer Fund is to provide money for care that might otherwise be unattainable for women to get screened, and if necessary, treated. We focus on the organization, what it does, and its awareness event “Flock the Block”.
The Glory House of Miami is a nonprofit organization devoted to restoring the lives of those who have suffered the abuse and exploitation of sex trafficking. Glory House provides help, hope and healing. We look at what the group does and a trafficking survivor shares her story with us.
It is estimated that 27 million men, women and children worldwide are victims of human sex trafficking. And the shocking truth is that it is thriving right in our own backyard, with Broward the number one county in the state for human trafficking. “Girl Rising” is a global campaign for girls’ education that began as a groundbreaking feature film and has grown into a thriving movement. The group has a local chapter. We look at the work it does, and preview an upcoming event.
According to the Centers for Disease Control. one child or teen dies or is injured from guns every 30 minutes in this country. The Rickia Isaac Foundation was established in Miami-Dade county back in 1997 in memory of the 5-year-old who was killed by a stray bullet while walking home from a Martin Luther King Day parade in Liberty City. The foundation’s mission is to reduce gun violence by holding education seminars to show youth that guns is not the answer. We focus on the many ways the foundation makes South Florida a safer place for our children, and an upcoming event in which anyone can participate.
Student athletes at the University of Miami stepped away from classes and practice Monday night for some career advice.
A new book that tackles the topic of transgender children is co-authored by a teenager from South Florida who has first-hand experience with the often misunderstood issue.