Irika Sargent undoubtedly is a superstar journalist as her way of presenting things with precise details speaks for itself. Her journalism and legal careers are familiar to her well-wishers; however, what Irika possesses behind focused camera lenses always becomes a matter of concern to everyone.
Short Bio: Age, Parents, Education
Irika Sargent, age 39, was born in 1980. As per wiki sources, she celebrates her birthday on 14 August. Though her parents like to keep some distance from media focus, they certainly had a big role to play in Irika’s zest for professional success.
As a matter of fact, Irika always mentions her mother, Joyce as her role model. Like most of the children, she thinks of her mother as a close friend who is always there in every thick and thin.
Irika Sargent wishes Mother’s Day to her mom with throwback picture on 14 May 2017 (Picture: Irika’s Twitter)
Speaking of her education, Irika earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri. She then received a Juris Doctor degree from Cornell Law School. While studying law, Irika served as an editor for the Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy.
Journalism & Legal Career
Irika’s media journey began as a reporter/anchor at the NBC-affiliate KOMU-TV in Columbia in 2000. After a two-year stint in Missouri, she spent some time at the London bureau of NBC News. Following that, Irika practiced labor and employment law for four years in New York City’s Greenberg Traurig law firm from 2006 to 2010. While there, she represented clients in New York federal and state courts and also provided free legal services to the needy ones.
Irika returned back to journalism in 2010 as a legal show anchor for the NBC-affiliate WPMI-TV in Alabama. A year later, she bagged the position of a weekend news anchor in another NBC-affiliate KPRC-TV centered in Houston, Texas. While serving at the station till 2014, Irika bagged Emmy Award alongside her colleagues for the coverage of the deadly West Texas fertilizer plant explosion.
Irika pictured with CBS Chicago sports intern Kori Johnson on 13 July 2018 (Picture: Irika’s Instagram)
Afterward, Irika anchored weekend news at 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. at WFOR-TV in Miami till 2015. She also hosted the station’s public affairs show, Focus on South Florida and news segment Legally Speaking. Since 2015, Irika has associated with CBS 2 Chicago as weekend evening news anchor at 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 10 p.m.
Salary & Net Worth
Though Irika is yet to spill any beans on her earnings, her average salary as a CBS anchor/reporter reportedly swirls around $158K per year. The commanding paycheck is plenty enough to boost her overall net worth.
Who Is Irika Sargent’s Husband?
It was an irony to see that Irika, who appears day in and day out flashing news of around the globe, liked to keep her personal life concealed from the media exposure. However, the talented journalist took her IG handle to make her wedding news public. Her husband’s name is Darian O. to whom she walked the wedding aisle on 23 November 2019.
Irika Sargent with husband Darain from their wedding on 23 November 2019 (Picture: Irika’s Instagram)
In sweet IG post, she wrote,
Our Wedding Ceremony, October 3, 2019: My favorite day with my love. Our photographer sent our photos and we’re having a wonderful time reliving it all! — Haiku Mill, Maui
Some Interesting Facts About Irika Sargent
- Irika holds a black belt in Tae Kwon Do and she previously was a state representative.
- She also has a passion for photography as she hangs her own work in her house.
- Irika is committed to helping many non-profit organizations including the Shriver National Center on Poverty Law and Chicago Children’s Advocacy Center.
- She is set to feature with her dance moves on Dancing With Chicago Celebrities this Friday (8 March 2019). The show is for breast cancer research.