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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Focus On South Florida: Blue Chip Kids

Studies show that kids who are taught the value of money before graduating high school have a much better attitude about money in their adult years.

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Focus On South Florida: The Underline

Many people say it’s simply not safe for bicyclists or pedestrians in South Florida.

My TV 33–05/24/2015

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Focus On South Florida: The Leadership Fellows Program

The Kopenhaver Center at Florida International University was established in 2012 with a mission to empower women scholars and professionals in all fields of communication to help them grow into leaders who can make a difference in their communities.

My TV 33–05/24/2015

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Focus On South Florida: The OBIES: A Taste of South Florida

Over the years the Orange Bowl has been able to give millions of dollars back to the South Florida community.

My TV 33–05/24/2015

Joshua Edwards, separated from his dog Duke  for seven years, was able to reunite with his pet. It's something he never imagined would happen. (Source: CBS4)

South Florida Man Reunited With Dog After 7 Years

A man, separated from his dog for seven years, reunited with his pet. It’s something he never imagined would happen.

05/19/2015

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Focus On South Florida: Temple Beth Am

Temple Beth Am is one of the largest reform congregations in South Florida.

My TV 33–05/17/2015

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Focus On South Florida: HANDY Scholars Breakfast

“HANDY” stands for helping abused, neglected, disadvantaged youth.Its 10th annual scholars breakfast will recognize 13 “HANDY” scholarship recipients who have overcome many obstacles to graduate from college this past year.

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Focus On South Florida: The Education Fund

Since 1985, the education fund has worked side-by-side with the private sector to direct resources where they are needed most in Miami-Dade schools.

My TV 33–05/17/2015

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Focus On South Florida: 1,000 Man March

The commitment to stopping violence and providing positive resources will be front and center in Overtown later this month with the 1,000 Man March.

My TV 33–05/17/2015

Survivors of traumatic injuries got the chance to reunite with those who saved their lives at Kendall Regional Medical Center in Southwest Miami-Dade. (Source: CBS4)

Survivors Of Traumatic Injuries Reunite With Those Who Saved Them

Survivors of traumatic injuries got the chance to reunite with those who saved their lives at Kendall Regional Medical Center in Southwest Miami-Dade.

05/13/2015

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