Jerry Askin joined the News 6 team in March 2018 as a respected journalist from WMC in Memphis, Tennessee.
Jerry came to News 6 as a general assignment reporter and was later promoted to Weekend Morning Anchor.
In Memphis, Jerry focused on police affairs and crime activity, making 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,” 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 University and he also has a Masters Degree in Communication Leadership from Gonzaga University. Jerry's master’s level published thesis on “Breaking the Code of Silence in African American Communities” frequently applies to his daily work.
Jerry is also an adjunct professor and is passionate about mentoring and helping young journalists reach their goals.
Jerry values community service, family, friends and his relationship with his God.
He is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated and the National Association of Black Journalists. Jerry is also the proud earner and recipient of the famed Boy Scout Eagle Scout Badge.
Favorite Restaurant: PF Chang's
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