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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

New KPRC 2 reporter Irika Sargent knows the law

Irika Sargent to leave KPRC for WFOR Miami

I can already see which KPRC 2 reporter will be assigned the Harris County court beat. It's new hire Irika Sargent from WPMI 15 in Mobile, Alabama. Why? She has a law degree from Cornell.

According to her station bio, "Irika spent the next four years practicing law in New York City at the international law firm of Greenberg Traurig LLP. She represented clients in New York federal and state courts, as well as the the New York Division of Human Rights and National Labor Relations Board. However, Irika never planned to stay away from broadcast journalism too long!"

Sargent started in TV at KOMU in Columbia, Missouri. Then she went to the law and returned to television back at KOMU. The legal eagle earned her Bachelors Degree in Broadcast Journalism at the University of Missouri too.

Sargent is represented by Mort Meisner Associates. She starts in Houston at the beginning of August.

So which big name in Houston TV also as a law degree? KTRK 13 anchor Melanie Lawson earned her degree from Columbia University and also practiced in New York afterwards before changing to TV.

Irika Sargent to leave KPRC for WFOR Miami

KPRC 2 grabs Mark Boyle from WFTV 9 Orlando

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