Jerry Askin Profile
Jerry Askin is an American Anchor/Reporter working for WKMG News/News 6 serving the station as a Weekend Morning Anchor. He joined the station in the month of March 2018 as a General Assignment Reporter.
Jerry Askin Education
He attended Georgia State University where he obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Leadership. Later on, he joined Gonzaga University where he obtained a Masters’s Degree in Communication Leadership. His Master’s level published thesis on “Breaking the Code of Silence in African American Communities” which frequently applies to his daily work.
Jerry Askin Career
Askin works for WKMG News serving the station as a Weekend Morning Anchor. Prior to this, he was working for WMC in Memphis, Tennessee. While there, he focused on police affairs and criminal activity, making him a valuable asset to the News Getting Results daily commitment. He states that he enjoys stories where he can interact with people and help them in getting answers.
Asides from this, he desires to be the voice for the impoverished and the challenged. These are people who otherwise wouldn’t be able to tell their stories. This is why he loves being part of a news team that is dedicated to Getting Results for their community.
Askin has an extensive background in news and reporting. In his stops in Tallahassee, Memphis, and Chattanooga, he has covered a myriad of big stories which include the 50th anniversary of the march on Selma, the Casey Anthony trial, the aftermath of the Deepwater Oil Spill, and exposing a $12 Million Ponzi scheme.
Asides from journalism, he is also an adjunct professor and is very passionate about mentoring and helping young journalists reach their goals. He greatly values community service, friends, his relationship with his God, and his family. Asides from this, he is a proud member of the National Association of Black Journalists and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity. he is also a proud earner and recipient of the famed Boy Scout Eagle Scout Badge.
Askin’s favorite restaurant is PF Chang’s whereas his favorite food is Hot Wings. His favorite Genre of Music is R&B and his favorite Musical Group/singer is Usher. He states that his favorite website is google whereas his favorite author is Maya Angelou. Jerry’s favorite book is A Song Flung Up To Heaven by Maya Angelou.
On the other hand, his favorite sport is Basketball while his favorite team is Atlanta Hawks. Askin’s favorite movie is Titanic and his favorite TV Show is This is Us. His favorite Actor/Actress is Denzel Washington. He stated that his favorite quote is “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” Askin stated that the place he would really love to visit is Spain, France, and Italy.
Jerry Askin Age
Askin was born on the 4th of August in the United States. This is evidenced by a post that was shared by WKMG News 6 on their Facebook Page on the 4th of August 2020 wishing Askin a Happy Birthday. He, however, manages to keep information regarding his year of birth away from the limelight hence it is not known when he celebrates his birthday. Judging from his appearance, however, he might be in his 30s.
Jerry Askin Height
Askin stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 6 inches.
Jerry Askin Family
Information regarding Jerry’s parents and siblings is currently under review. However, the information will be updated as soon as it’s available.
Jerry Askin Wife
Information about Jerry’s dating life is not known for he has managed to keep his personal life away from the limelight. It is therefore not known if Jerry is engaged to someone or whether he is married. It is also not known if he has any children.
Jerry Askin Salary
Being one of the top Anchors for WKMG, Jerry earns an annual salary ranging from $ 20,000 – $ 100,000.
Jerry Askin Net Worth
Askin has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which he has earned through his/ successful career as an Anchor/Reporter.
Jerry Askin WKMG
Askin is working at WKMG where he works alongside other famous WKMG anchors and reporters including;
- Matt Austin
- Lisa Bell
- Julie Broughton
- Bridgett Ellison
- Ginger Gadsden
- Kirstin O’Connor
- Erik von Ancken
- Justin Warmoth
- Steven Montiero
- Louis Bolden
- Mike DeForest
- Mike Holfeld
- Erik Sandoval
- Troy Campbell