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.
Local nonprofit organizations are going to be showcased at an upcoming gathering in downtown Miami. “Philanthrofest” is the nation’s largest community engagement festival. Its goal is to connect potential volunteers and donors to nonprofits. South Florida’s fourth annual “Philanthrofest” will transform Museum Park into a family-friendly event called “Carnival of Dreams”. We focus on what’s being planned, what “Philanthrofest” hopes to accomplish and why what they do is important to all of us.
Autism Spectrum Disorder is the fastest-growing serious developmental disability in the U.S. “Autism Speaks” is a national autism advocacy organization that sponsors autism research and conducts awareness and outreach activities aimed at families, We focus on the work it does, its signature fundraiser, and how you can be a part of it.
One in four Americans is affected by mental illness and the stigma attached to it is huge. That’s nearly 1-point-5 million Americans in South Florida alone. Many don’t seek the help they need for years, even decades, out of fear for being labeled. A South Florida businessman, who founded the nonprofit charity “Ride to Awareness”, is doing something about that, one mile at a time. We focus on what “Ride to Awareness” is about, and how you can get involved.
Across South Florida is an underlying, yet tireless show of support for U-S military service members, veterans and their families. The United Way of Broward County has been on a mission for two years now. “Mission United”, as it is called, has helped more than 15-hundred veterans and their families re-acclimate to civilian life. We focus on how “Mission United” works, what it does, and how you can show your support for our veterans and their bravery.
100 years young — looking good — and keeping up with changing times. Broward County is marking its centennial this year. And it is doing so in style. We focus on the celebration and in particular one event that is looking for Broward residents to actively participate.
Multiple sclerosis, or MS, is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. Its cause is unknown. As part of Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month, we’re taking a closer look at the disease, which affects more than 2 million people worldwide. Locally, the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation has launched its “Orange Campaign”. We reveal how taking a selfie can benefit thousands of people.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention one in six couples experience fertility problems. Infertility, in simple terms, is defined as not being able to get pregnant, despite trying, for at least a year. There are treatments that are specifically for men or for women. Some involve both partners. Happily, many couples treated for infertility go on to have babies. We focus on the problem, coping with it, and infertility struggles.
The Freedom Climb is a project that raises awareness and funds to end human trafficking. And it is taking its mission to new heights. Six people from South Florida joined more than a dozen others, who traveled to Africa, and climbed Mount Kiliminjaro, the highest free-standing mountain in the world, They recently returned home. We focus on the anti-human trafficking effort with 2 of the local climbers.
There is no greater pain for a parent than losing a child violently, but somehow Idey Elias forces herself to push through her suffering each year on the anniversary of her daughter’s murder.
The countdown is on to the 10th annual “Jazz in the Gardens” at Sun Life stadium. Over the years, the festival has grown to become one of the most respected and anticipated music gatherings in the nation. We focus on the 2-day extravaganza and why this is such an important event for the city of Miami Gardens.