Reporter Jerry Askin joined the New 6 team in March 2018. As a respected journalist from WMC in Memphis, Tennessee, Jerry focused on police affairs and crime activity which makes him a valuable asset to the News 6 Getting Results daily commitment.
“I enjoy stories where I can interact with people and help them get answers,” Jerry Askin said. “I want to be the voice for the impoverished, for the challenged -- people who otherwise wouldn't be able to tell their stories. That is why I love being part of a news team that is dedicated to Getting Results for their community.”
Jerry has an extensive background in news and reporting. Throughout his stops in Tallahassee, Chattanooga and Memphis, he's covered a myriad of big stories, including the 50th anniversary of the march on Selma, the aftermath of the Deepwater Oil Spill, the Casey Anthony trial and exposing a $12 million Ponzi scheme.
The Atlanta native attended Georgia State Univérsity and he also has a Masters Degree in Communication Leadership from Gonzaga Univérsity.
Jerry values community service and his relationship with God. He’s also a proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated and the National Association of Black Journalists.
Favorite Restaurant: PF Changs
Favorite Food: Hot Wings
Favorite Genre Of Music: R&B
Favorite Musical Group/Singer: Usher
Favorite Web Site: Google.com
Favorite Author: Maya Angelou
Favorite Book: A Song Flung Up To Heaven (Maya Angelou)
Favorite Sport: Basketball
Favorite Team: Atlanta Hawks
Favorite Movie: Titanic
Favorite TV Show: This is Us
Favorite Actor/Actress: Denzel Washington
Favorite Quote: "I Can Do all things through Christ who strengthens me."
Place You Would Love To Visit: Italy, Spain and France