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.
A South Florida boy, battling cancer in Philadelphia, has found a way to attend school with his friends in South Florida thanks to his classmates and a little technology.
It’s a scary thought: having an illegal drug slipped into a drink at a bar or nightclub. But now an entrepreneur has developed a line of products to detect date rape drugs in cocktails.
Suffering from arthritis, osteoporosis and spinal disease, 79 year-old Kaaren Mils gets to and from her Barclay Building apartment on Miami Beach with the aid of a walker and her backside, dragging herself up and down two flights of stairs, one agonizing step at a time.
Just about everyone has back pain now and then, but, according to recent research, the back pain people suffer from now, could possibly indicate more back troubles to come.
The Miami-Dade Commission on Ethics and Public Trust (COE) held a public hearing Tuesday after the COE found probable cause last November that Miami City Commissioner Frank Carollo “exploited his official position” during a traffic stop.
A new study shows that as many as one in three adults recall sleepwalking at some point in their lives.
Just two days after graduating from the University of Miami, Dino Ghilotti’s life came to an abrupt end after the car he was riding in crashed. To honor the young man’s life, a scholarship has been set up in Dino’s name.
Voters paved the way in 2002 for the creation of The Children’s Trust, a commitment to all Miami-Dade children, while recognizing that some are more at risk than others and therefore need more help. On August 24th, The Children’s Trust will hold its annual Family Expo, the largest free event of its kind which typically attracts more than 20-thousand adults & children. We preview that and talk about the work done by The Children’s Trust.
The 12th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks is nearing, as is the “Tunnels to Towers” walk and run in Fort Lauderdale, of which CBS4 is a proud sponsor. We look ahead to the big event and the foundation that backs it. The “Tunnels to Towers” charity was started by the family of Stephen Siller, one of the firefighters who died responding to the 9/11 attacks. The money raised goes to help the families of first responders and military heroes who made sacrifices in the line of duty.
Florida ranks first for rates of new HIV cases among teens. The rate of sexual activity for adolescents statewide is also higher than the national average. We focus on an upcoming teen pregnancy prevention conference, the theme of which is “Use Your Mind, Not Your Body”. Hundreds of young men and women are expected to attend the conference which is designed to empower them to take ownership for their decisions and equip them with knowledge to see how their decisions can shape their future.