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 University and he also has a Masters Degree in Communication Leadership from Gonzaga University.
Jerry is the proud earner and recipient of the famed Boy Scout Eagle Scout Badge. He values community service, family, friends, and his relationship with God.
Gonzaga University Spokane, Washington
Master of Arts: Communication & Leadership Studies
Georgia State University Atlanta, GA Bachelor of Arts: Major, Journalism – Minor, English