Irika Sargent

irika sargent Irika SargentIrika Sargent co-anchors CBS 2 Chicago (WBBM-TV) weekday evening news at 5, 6 and 10 p.m.

Sargent joined CBS 2 Chicago in 2015 from WFOR-TV in Miami, where she co-anchored the station’s weekday evening news at 5 and 11 p.m. She also anchored the station’s 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 in Houston. During her time in Texas, she and her colleagues won an Emmy Award for their coverage of the deadly West, Texas fertilizer plant explosion. Sargent has also worked in Mobile, Alabama at WPMI-TV as the anchor of a legal show and a reporter for the evening newscasts.

Sargent graduated from the University of Missouri with a Bachelor of Journalism degree. She then earned a Juris Doctor degree from Cornell Law School because she wanted to gain legal insight and expertise that could assist her in news coverage. While studying law, Sargent was an editor for the Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy. She was also a writer and editor for the Legal Information Institute focusing on cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Sargent then practiced labor and employment law for four years in New York City at the Greenberg Traurig law firm. 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. While in New York, Sargent also set aside time to provide free legal services to those in need. She is a registered member of the New York Bar and has maintained active status for more than a decade.

Throughout her journalism and legal careers, Sargent has been committed to helping many non-profit organizations, including Haymarket Center, Habitat for Humanity, American Red Cross, 100 Black Men of Chicago and American Cancer Society.

Migrant Children At The U.S. Border

 President Donald Trump says he only has two options for immigration: separating children from their parents or open borders. While speaking at an event Tuesday, President Trump called for Congress to come up with a third option.


Sox Organist To Join Hall Of Fame

Beloved White Sox organist Nancy Faust will be enshrined in a hall of fame for four decades of contributions to Chicago baseball.


Positively Chicago: Market Bag Design Contest

The contest is open to Illinois residents aged 14 and over.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.