Jerry Askin



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. You can contact Jerry at and follow him on Facebook and Twitter. Favorite Restaurant: PF Changs Favorite Food: Hot Wings Favorite Genre Of Music: R&B Favorite Musical Group/Singer:  Usher Favorite Web Site:  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