Irika Sargent

irika sargent Irika SargentIrika Sargent is co-anchor of the CBS 2 Chicago (WBBM-TV) weekday evening news at 5, 6 and 10 p.m. with Rob Johnson

Sargent joined CBS 2 Chicago from WFOR-TV in Miami, where she has co-anchored the station’s weekday early evening and late newscasts since May 2014. She has also hosted WFOR’s weekly public affairs show, “Focus on South Florida,” and contributed a weekly news segment called “Legally Speaking.”

Prior to that, Sargent was an anchor and reporter with KPRC-TV, the NBC affiliate in Houston. She has also worked at television stations in Mobile, Alabama and Columbia, Missouri.

Sargent graduated from the University of Missouri with a bachelor’s degree in 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 Greenberg Traurig LLP law firm, 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.

Throughout her career, Sargent has supported several non-profit organizations, including the United Way, Habitat for Humanity, Susan G. Komen breast cancer organization and the American Cancer Society. Sargent is a member of the New York Bar.

Driverless Cars: Promising, But Bumps In The Road

What’s it really like to ride in a driverless vehicle? CBS 2’s Irika Sargent took a road trip to find out.

11/22/2017

Condition Called NPH Could Be Mistaken For Parkinsons

Normopressure Hydrocephalus, or NPH, a buildup of fluid in the brain. CBS 2’s Irika Sargent reports.

03/28/2017

Attend A Taping Of ‘The Talk’ In Los Angeles: HERE’S HOW

During a live taping April 25, CBS 2’s Irika Sargent will be a guest co-host.

03/28/2017

Young Women Not Immune From Heart Disease, No. 1 Killer Of Females In U.S.

For many women, it’s the last thing on their minds. CBS 2’s Irika Sargent reports.

02/15/2017

Many Village Managers Are Members Of ‘The $200,000 Club’

The highest paid village manager in Cook County is making more than $300,000 in annual compensation. Are things getting out of hand? CBS 2’s Irika Sargent reports.

10/31/2016

Campus Sexual Assault: Two Survivors’ Stories

Away from home their first year on campus, two college freshmen never thought they would become the faces of a national epidemic. CBS 2’s Irika Sargent reports.

09/19/2016

Teen’s Wish Fulfilled: A Contract With The Chicago Sky

It’s for one game, but it’s a special day for La Rabida Children’s Hospital patient Taliyah Jackson, CBS 2’s Irika Sargent reports.

09/02/2016

Woman Struck, Killed While Jogging In Norwood Park

A woman was fatally struck by a vehicle while jogging Tuesday morning in the Norwood Park neighborhood.

08/23/2016

Group Of Englewood Moms Against Violence Treated To Spa Day

A group of deserving Englewood moms received a much needed day of pampering ahead of Mother’s Day.

05/04/2016

READ: Feds Detail Hastert’s Alleged Sex Abuse Of Teen Boys In Hush-Money Case

Prosecutors recommend the former U.S. House speaker serve up to six months in prison.

04/08/2016

Bolingbrook Family Present When Police Shoot Suspect At U.S. Capitol

CBS 2’s Irika Sargent talks with the suburban residents who witnessed the chaos in Washington Monday.

03/28/2016

Local Supergirls Launch Research Balloon Two Miles Into The Sky

The experiment was designed by Truman college students Beatriz Barrera and Viri Leon. They were part of a summer program on high altitude ballooning supported by a grant from NASA. CBS 2’s Irika Sargent reports.

11/09/2015

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