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Summer Knowles

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Summer Knowles is co-anchoring the CBS4 weekday morning news from 5-7 AM and reports for CBS4 News. She joined CBS4 in June 2012. Summer came to Miami from KSLA News 12, Shreveport, LA, where she anchored the CBS affiliate’s morning and noon newscasts.  Her previous assignments included:  reporter, CBS12 News in West Palm Beach, FL; reporter FOX2  News, St. Louis, MO; and reporter, ABC 12, CBS19, and FOX27 affiliates, Charlottesville, VA.  Summer is a Broadcast Journalism graduate of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where she was the recipient of a four-year full track and field scholarship.

Although born in Atlanta, Georgia, Summer considers Miami her home because her father is a Miami native. She fondly remembers visiting her grandparents in Miami every year of her young life. Being the daughter of two retired U.S. Army officers, she lived in Georgia, Indiana, Texas, Germany, Kansas, and North Carolina growing up. She is a proud member of the National Association of Black Journalists and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Summer is conversational in Spanish and American Sign Language.  She enjoys running, exercising, photography, and poetry.  She has fully embraced South Florida by mentoring students and getting involved in other community service activities.

Miami-Dade's 911 dispatch call center. (Source: CBS4)

Inside Miami-Dade County’s State Of The Art 911 Call Center

It can often be a thankless job but it’s a critical job. Public safety dispatchers and call takers are the people you will rely on, if you have emergency.

CBS Miami–04/18/2014

(Courtesy: Miami-Dade Police)

Family Asks Public For Help Solving Homicide Case

The family of a father of five who was shot and killed in February is asking for the community’s help to find answers in the unsolved homicide case.

04/03/2014

Rit joined the Fort Lauderdale Fire Department’s search and rescue team (Courtesy: City  of Fort Lauderdale)

Four-Legged Friend Joins Ft. Lauderale Fire Department

The newest member of the Fort Lauderdale Fire Department’s search and rescue team has four legs and is named “Rit.”

04/03/2014

(Source: CBS4)

Local Foster Children Pose For A Permanent Home

Local foster children got dolled up and stepped out in front of flashing cameras on Wednesday for their chance to find a home.

03/26/2014

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Big Changes Coming In ATM Upgrades

Big changes may be coming to a bank near you. Upgrades being made to ATMs across the country will allows users to do everything from apply for a loan to plan for their retirement.

03/24/2014

Kurt Hoffman was kite surfing off Delray Beach when he was bitten by a shark.  (Source: CBS4)

Kite Surfer Bitten By Shark Off Delray Beach

A South Florida man had a run in with a shark off Delray Beach and lived to talk about it.

03/24/2014

(Photo by David L Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)

Crisis Hotlines Offer Help Through Texting

Suicide and abuse hotlines have been helping people in distress for decades. Now they are also counseling people through text messages.

03/23/2014

Host, Julie Chen during BIG BROTHER, Wednesday, September 11, on the CBS Television Network. Photo: Monty Brinton/CBS ©2013 CBS Broadcasting, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Big Brother To Hold Casting Call In Miami

CBS hit reality show Big Brother is now looking for cast members for it’s 16th season.

03/21/2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - DECEMBER 16: A tray of mails are seen at the United States Postal Service Processing and Distribution Center on December 16, 2013 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Stephen Lam/Getty Images)

An Easier Way To Get Rid Of Junk Mail

If you hate getting junk mail, you’re not alone, and now there’s something you can do about it.

CBS Miami–03/06/2014

(Source: CBS4)

Officer Stabbed At Gas Station Honored For Heroism

A Miami-Dade Police officer, injured in the line of duty, was honored for his heroism Wednesday as he returned to work four months after risking his life to avert a potential disaster at a gas station near Miami International Airport.

CBS Miami–03/05/2014

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