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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September 22, 2014: Irika Sargent speaks to students at University of Miami. (Source: CBS4)

Irika Sargent Speaks To Students At University Of Miami

Student athletes at the University of Miami stepped away from classes and practice Monday night for some career advice.

09/22/2014

A teenager speaks with Irika Sargent about being transgender.  (Source: CBS4)

South Florida Teenager Tackles Difficult Issue Of Transgender

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.

09/21/2014

Djenaba Gregory Faal, Delou Africa (Source: CBS4)

Focus on South Florida: African Diaspora Dance & Drum Festival

We look ahead to the 5th annual African Diaspora Dance and Drum Festival of Florida. Its mission is to preserve African-American heritage here — and does so in a way everyone can enjoy— through food, music and dance. This year’s theme is “bridging cultural gaps”. We focus on why the festival is significant, and what it has to offer. We are also joined in the studio by 4 performers — dancers and drummers who will be participating in next month’s event.

08/25/2014

Dr. Joe Underwood   (Source: CBS4)

Focus on South Florida: Let’s Hear it For the Refs

The Greater Miami Athletic Conference Football Officers Association has been serving the student-athletes of public and private schools in South Florida for more than 75 years. They work over 400 high school football games per season in Miami-Dade county alone. They are a group of dedicated referees and officials, but their goals of community service take them way beyond the football field. We focus on their mission and how you can help them achieve their goals.

My TV 33–08/25/2014

Fedrick Ingram, Pres., UTD (Source: CBS4)

Focus on South Florida: One-on-One with UTD President Fedrick Ingram

South Florida students have returned to the classroom and obviously, so have their teachers. That means it’s back to business as usual for the United Teachers of Dade union. The UTD represents more than 35-thousand school employees who work to educate more than 370-thousand students in more than 400 schools. And this year the UTD is marking its 40th anniversary. We focus on the important role the UTD plays, not only for teachers, but for students and parents as well.

My TV 33–08/25/2014

(Source: CBS4)

South Florida Woman Celebrates 100 Years Of Life

Beulah Murdoch celebrated 100 years of life surrounded by family and friends in her Pembroke Pines home.

07/11/2014

Donna Benavides (Courtesy: Donna Benavides/CBS4)

A Mother Strives To Spread Her Message: An Itch In Pregnancy Can Be Deadly

Just days away from holding her first child in her arms, Donna Benavides experienced the unimaginable.

07/04/2014

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