Irika Sargent Biography
Irika Sargent is an American Emmy award-winning anchor/reporter working for CBS 2 Chicago. She anchors the CBS 2 Chicago weekday evening news at 5 p.m., 6 p.m., and 10 p.m. with Brad Edwards. She joined the station in 2015.
Irika Sargent Age
Sargent is 41 years old as of 2021. She was born on August 14, 1980, in Kansas City, Missouri, United States. She celebrates her birthday on 14th August every year.
Irika Sargent Height
Sargent stands at 5 feet 6 inches tall.
Irika Sargent Family
Sargent’s mother is called Joyce. Sargent was born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri together with her younger brother, who is a graduate of Northwestern University. Their parents were the first generation in their families to go to college, and they always inspired her to strive for similar success.
Irika Sargent Husband
Sargent is married to Dorian Orr since October 2019. The couple held the wedding at the Haiku Mill on the island of Maui in Hawaii. Her husband is a Chicago-based general manager of Microsoft Services User Experience and Mixed Reality Studios.
Irika Sargent Net Worth
Sargent has an estimated net worth of about $1 Million -$5 Million which she has earned through her career as a journalist.
Irika Sargent Salary
Sargent earns an annual salary ranging between $ 45,000 – $ 110,500.
Irika Sargent Education
Sargent attended the University of Missouri where she graduated with a Bachelor of Journalism degree. She then attended Cornell Law School and earned a Juris Doctor degree because she wanted to gain legal insight and expertise that could assist her in news coverage. While studying law, she was an editor for the Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy. Sargent was also a writer and editor for the Legal Information Institute focusing on cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Irika Sargent Career
Sargent serves CBS 2 Chicago as an anchor for the CBS 2 Chicago weekday evening news. Before joining CBS 2 Chicago, Sargent worked at WFOR-TV in Miami, where she anchored the station’s weekday evening news at 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. Additionally, Sargent anchored the station’s public affairs show, Focus on South Florida, and contributed to a weekly legal news segment, Legally Speaking.
Before that, he was an anchor and reporter with KPRC-TV in Houston. During her time in Texas, Sargent and her colleagues won an Emmy Award for their coverage of the deadly West, Texas fertilizer plant explosion. She also worked in Mobile, Alabama at WPMI-TV as the anchor of a legal show and a reporter for the evening newscasts.
Irika practiced labor and employment law for four years in New York City at the Greenberg Traurig law firm. She represented clients in state courts and New York federal, and also before the New York Division of Human Rights and National Labor Relations Board.
While in New York, she also set aside time to provide free legal services to those in need. Sargent is a registered member of the New York Bar and has maintained active status for more than 10 years. Sargent is also a member of the National Association of Black Journalists.
Throughout Sargent’s journalism and legal careers, she has been committed to helping many non-profit organizations including the Shriver National Center on Poverty Law, Haymarket Center, Habitat for Humanity, American Red Cross, Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center, 100 Black Men of Chicago, Easterseals, Alzheimer’s Association, and American Cancer Society.
Irika Sargent CBS 2 Chicago
Sargent is working at CBS 2 Chicago where she works alongside other famous CBS 2 Chicago anchors and reporters including;
- Robb Ellis
- Ed Curran
- Audrina Bigos
- Ryan Baker
- Brad Edwards
- Jim Williams
- Suzanne Le Mignot
- Mary Kay Kleist
- Brad Simmons