Know About Irika Sargent; Husband, Wiki, CBS 2, Parents, Salary

Published Date: 08 Mar, 2019 Updated date: 08 Mar, 2019

A soothing career in journalism is what it takes American broadcaster Irika Sargent to the trail of success. Currently serving as the CBS 2 Chicago anchor, the 38-years-of-age media personality already has an Emmy to her name.

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 38, was born in 1980. As per wiki sources, she celebrates her birthday in the month of 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 is irony to see that Irika, who appears day in and day out flashing news of around the globe, likes to keep her personal life concealed from the media exposure. The talented journalist is yet to put light on her relationship and dating life.

At this point, Irika is enjoying a single and media-driven life possibly keeping the hunt for husband-material man intact.

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.    
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