KMOV Anchor and Reporter Jasmine Huda
KMOV Anchor and Reporter Jasmine Huda
Credibility, accuracy and professional integrity-the cornerstones of great journalism-define KMOV anchor and reporter Jasmine Huda.
passion for getting to the bottom of a story, sharp investigative instincts and her
ability to connect with the community are just a few of the reasons she's
known as one of the top broadcast journalists in town.
Case in point, she
received the 2011 National Edward R. Murrow Award for the KMOV-TV documentary, "The State of Education.
also won a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award for her
piece, "Miracle Field," in the Video Sports Reporting category that same year.
Jasmine's other honors include a Mid-America Emmy for News Special, a Mid-America Emmy nomination for Feature News Reporting and an Outstanding Media Award by the National Alliance on Mental Illness St. Louis
And the list goes on ...
"I surprise myself," she
"I'll be the first to say that I never expected Jasmine Huda
, Video Sports Reporting and Murrow to appear in the same sentence.
But I took that story seriously, as I do all my assignments.
I love to cover my hometown, and I am committed to making our city a better place to work and live."
is also passionate about a cause close to her
heart: raising awareness for the American Heart Association
in St. Louis.
She is a member of the Executive Leadership Team's "Go Red For Women" campaign and serves as the annual speaker for the organization's "Go Red For Women" Luncheon every February.
"Both my parents have heart disease, so the cause hits close to home," she
"After a routine checkup, the doctor told my mom she
unexpectedly needed two stents, so I do everything I can to raise awareness and spread the word about fighting obesity and educating women about heart disease-it's the No. 1 killer for women."
During high school, Jasmine
was overweight and encourages women of all ages to lead a fit and healthy lifestyle, not to just feel and look good, but for their health.
After graduating high school, Jasmine earned a degree in political science from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor.
junior year at Michigan, Jasmine
wanted more from her
education than academic classes.
Backed by the encouragement of her
older brother (she is the youngest of five children) Jasmine
went to NPR member station WUOM-FM in Ann Arbor inquiring about internships.
There, she ran the boards, did station breaks and served as a weekend host, constantly working on her voice and delivery of the news.
Just a few days after the tragedy of Sept. 11, Jasmine headed to Washington, D.C. to work as an intern at NPR Headquarters on "All Things Considered.
Soon after, she
was promoted to an editorial assistant for NPR's
"I'll never forget how the city felt so somber and serious-it felt paralyzed to me," she
"It was an interesting and challenging time to move to a new city and start my first job.
It was a profound experience."
great work at NPR
soon landed her
a job at Fox News Channel's
Washington Bureau as an associate producer, where she
wrote copy and booked stories for the network's daytime programs.
Fox sent Jasmine
to the G-8 Summit, New Hampshire Primary and the Democratic National Convention
as a field producer.
Washington quickly taught Jasmine
how to get past the superficiality and competiveness in the news business.
"Everyone in Washington is so competitive, juggles so much at once and moves so fast," she
While covering news there, Jasmine
befriended several longtime print reporters at the Springfield News-Leader
, who taught her
an invaluable journalistic lesson: the importance of building and developing sources.
In 2007, Jasmine left Springfield and returned to St. Louis to work as a general assignment reporter for KSDK, covering everything from snowstorms at 5 a.m. on Highway 40 overpasses to murder trials.
In 2010, KMOV began pursuing her and made Jasmine an offer she couldn't refuse while she was still working at KSDK.
"KMOV presented me with such a great opportunity; it was a once-in-a-lifetime deal that I had to take," she
"It was a tough decision, but a calculated move."
Whether covering general news at KSDK
or anchoring the 5 p.m. news at KMOV, Jasmine
is passionate about covering stories in her
"It helps so much as a reporter to be local.
People in St. Louis really respect and value that you are one of them-it gives you more credibility," she
"Covering stories in my hometown is always exciting.