Who is Irika Sargent?
Irika Sargent is an American journalist of African descent who is working for WBBM as an anchor of the CBS 2 Chicago weekday evening news at 5, 6, and 10 p.m. She joined CBS 2 Chicago in 2015. Further, she has served the station for more than half a decade.
Irika Sargent Date of Birth / Age
Sargent was born in 1980. She is 42 years old as of 2022.
Irika Sargent Height
Sargent stands at a height of approximately 5 feet and 6 inches tall.
Irika Sargent Parents and Siblings
Sargent was born and raised in the U.S. She manages to keep information regarding her parents, siblings, and extended members of her family away from the limelight. Even so, her mom is named Joyce Ann Parson Sargent. Her mom served as a three-time breast cancer fighter. Unfortunately, the third time, the disease spread to her brain and claimed her life. Despite being given four weeks by doctors she went on to live for 15 months prior to her death at 74. We will however update this information once it’s available to the public.
Irika Sargent Spouse(Husband)
Sargent exchanged vows with her husband, Dorian Orr on October 3rd, 2019 in Hawaii. As of 2022, they celebrated their 3rd anniversary. The couple has a daughter. They reside in Chicago. Further, he celebrates his birthday on November 8th. And, he serves as a Chicago-based general manager of Microsoft Services User Experience and Mixed Reality Studios. Nonetheless, the information will be updated once available.
Irika Sargent Wedding/Hair Stylist
Sargent tied the knot with her husband in Hawaii before 60 family members and friends in an outdoor ceremony at the historic Haiku Mill on the island of Maui. Further, her hair is done by Paulette. Paulette held a champagne brunch for her nearly 100 clients to thank them for their trust on September 3rd, 2017.
Irika Sargent Kids / Children
Sargent has a daughter named Aria Vivian with her husband. Aria was born on November 12th, 2020, and is 2 years old as of 2022. Also, she has a dog named Kingsley. has any children are not available to the public at the moment. However, we will update this information once more details concerning this are available.
Irika Sargent Education
After completing her high school education, Sargent went on to attend the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1998. Later, in 2002 she became its graduate with a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism. Further, she attended in 2003 and attained a Juris Doctor degree in 2006 from Cornell Law School. During her stint at law school, she served as an editor for the Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy. Also, she served the Legal Information Institute as a writer and editor concentrating on cases before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Irika Sargent Career
Sargent works for WBBM as an anchor of the CBS 2 Chicago weekday evening news at 5, 6, and 10 p.m. She joined CBS 2 Chicago in 2015. Further, she has served the station for more than half a decade. Her reporting and anchoring have amassed a number of Emmy Awards and Regional Edward R. Murrow Awards. Prior to this, she served in Miami.
During her stint in Miami, she served as an anchor of the station’s weekday evening news at 5 and 11 p.m. Also, she served as an anchor of the station’s public affairs program, Focus on South Florida. In addition to that, she served as a weekly contributor to a weekly legal news beat, Legally Speaking. Further, she served in Houston, Texas at KPRC as an anchor and a reporter.
Moreover, she served in Mobile, Alabam at WPMI-TV as an anchor of a legal program and a reporter for the evening newscasts. Additionally, she pursued a law degree at Cornell Law School in order to obtain legal insight and expertise that could help her in news broadcasting. For four years, she practiced employment and labor law in New York City at Greenberg Traurig.
Sargent represented clients in New York federal and state courts, before the New York Division of Human Rights and National Labor Relations Board. During her time in New York, she supplied free legal services to those in need. Also, she serves as a registered member of the New York Bar. Furthermore, she has sustained active status for over 15 years. To boot, she serves as a member of the National Association of Black Journalists.
During her legal and journalism careers, she dedicated herself to assisting numerous non-profit organizations. For instance, the Shriver National Center on Poverty Law, Habitat for Humanity, Haymarket Center, American Red Cross, Easterseals, 100 Black Men of Chicago, Alzheimer’s Association, and American Cancer Society. Else, she serves on the Board of Directors for Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center.
WBBM/ CBS 2 Chicago
Sargent works with CBS 2 Chicago where she serves alongside her fellow anchors, reporters, and meteorologists such as;
- Suzanne Le Mignot
- Dana Kozlov
- Chris Tye
- Albert Ramon
- Mary Kay Kleist
- Laura Bannon
- Robb Ellis
- Ed Curran
How Much Does Irika Sargent Earn?
Sargent approximately earns an annual salary that ranges from $100,000-$500,000.
How Much is Irika Sargent Worth?
As an anchor, Sargent has been able to accumulate a net worth that ranges from $1 million to $5 million.