Irika Sargent Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Family, Husband, WBBM-TV, Salary, and Net Worth

Irika Sargent Profile

Irika Sargent is an American Emmy Award-winning Anchor and Reporter working at WBBM – CBS 2 Chicago in Illinois as a weekday evening anchor. She has been working at the station since October 2015.

Irika Sargent Education

Sargent is a 2006 graduate of Cornell Law School, where she obtained a Juris Doctor Degree in Law. There she was an editor for the Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy. Sargent is also a 2002 graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia, where she earned a Bachelors Degree in Broadcast Journalism.

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Irika Sargent Career

Sargent serves at WBBM – CBS 2 Chicago as a weekday evening news anchor, appearing on the 5 PM, 6 PM, and 10 PM newscasts. Before joining WBBM, she served at CBS Miami in Florida as an anchor of the 5 and 11 PM newscasts that aired every weekday. She worked there for nearly one and a half years (May 2014 – September 2015). At CBS Miami, she hosted “Focus on South Florida” (a public affairs program), and contributed to “Legally Speaking” (a weekly legal news segment).

Sargent has worked for KPRC-TV in Houston, Texas as a news anchor and reporter for 2 years and 10 months (August 2011 – May 2014). She has also worked for WPMI-TV in Mobile, Alabama as a legal show anchor and evening reporter for 1 year and 7 months (January 2010 – July 2011). Additionally, Sargent has served at KOMU-TV in Columbia, Missouri as an anchor and reporter for 2 years. Throughout her career in journalism, she has won many Regional Edward R. Murrow and Emmy Awards, for her remarkable work.

Besides working as a journalist, Sargent is also a Licensed Attorney. For 4 years (2006 – 2010), Sargent served as an attorney at Greenberg Traurig, LLP in New York. There she advocated for clients in both state and federal courts in New York, in addition to representing them before the National Labor Relations Board and the New York Division of Human Rights.

During her time in New York, Sargent dedicated time to offering pro bono legal services to individuals in need. She has been a registered member of the New York Bar for over one and a half decades and remains in active status. While in college studying law, Sargent served as an editor and writer for the Legal Information Institute, concentrating on cases presented before the United States Supreme Court. Sargent has also emceed for Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center Luminary Awards, and she serves on the Board of Directors there. Additionally, she is actively involved in the NABJ – National Association of Black Journalists.

Irika Sargent Age

Sargent is 43 years old as of 2023. She was born on August 14, 1980, in Kansas, Missouri, United States. She therefore celebrates her birthday on the 14th of August every year.

Irika Sargent Height

Sargent stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 7 inches.

Irika Sargent Family

Sargent was born to Joyce Ann Sargent (late mother) and her father whose name is unknown. There is no information regarding whether Sargent has any siblings or not.

Irika Sargent Husband | Daughter

Sargent is a married woman and her spouse is Dorian Oo. The couple had their wedding on October 3, 2019. The duo is blessed with a daughter, Aria Vivian, who is 3 years old as of 2023 having been born on November 12, 2020. The family resides in Chicago, Illinois. Sargent often posts her husband’s and daughter’s photos on her Instagram Page. She likes spending her spare time with her family and their dog, Kingsley.

Irika Sargent Salary

Being one of the top anchors for WBBM-TV, Sargent earns an annual salary ranging from $ 20,000 to $ 100,000. 

Irika Sargent Net Worth

Sargent has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million and $5 Million which she has earned through her successful career as an Anchor and Reporter.

Irika Sargent Volunteer Work

Sargent has also demonstrated a strong commitment to supporting numerous non-profit causes. Some of these include Habitat for Humanity, the American Cancer Society, the Shriver National Center on Poverty Law, the Haymarket Center, 100 Black Men of Chicago, the American Red Cross, Easterseals, and the Alzheimer’s Association.

Sargent has also been a dancer. In the year 2019, she achieved victory in Dancing with Chicago Celebrities! She partnered with Trent and performed a tango salsa mix, earning the first unanimous judges’ decision in the event’s 14-year history. The charity event raised over $450,000 for breast cancer research, with donations continuing to pour in.

Irika Sargent WBBM-TV

Sargent works at WBBM-TV alongside other famous WBBM-TV anchors and reporters including;

  1. Marie Saavedra
  2. Joe Donlon
  3. Brad Edwards
  4. Audrina Sinclair
  5. Ryan Baker
  6. Jim Williams
  7. Suzanne Le Mignot
  8. Dana Kozlov
  9. Chris Tye

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