Irika 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.
What’s it really like to ride in a driverless vehicle? CBS 2’s Irika Sargent took a road trip to find out.
Normopressure Hydrocephalus, or NPH, a buildup of fluid in the brain. CBS 2’s Irika Sargent reports.
During a live taping April 25, CBS 2’s Irika Sargent will be a guest co-host.
For many women, it’s the last thing on their minds. CBS 2’s Irika Sargent reports.
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.
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.
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.
A woman was fatally struck by a vehicle while jogging Tuesday morning in the Norwood Park neighborhood.
A group of deserving Englewood moms received a much needed day of pampering ahead of Mother’s Day.
Prosecutors recommend the former U.S. House speaker serve up to six months in prison.
CBS 2’s Irika Sargent talks with the suburban residents who witnessed the chaos in Washington Monday.
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.