Jasmine Turner is an Emmy-award winning reporter and weekend anchor for NBC 12 News.
She joined the team in October 2016. Jasmine was born and raised in Henrico County, and attended The Richmond Montessori School and The Collegiate School. Her college years were spent at Elon University, where she graduated with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. Before returning to Richmond, Jasmine was a multimedia journalist and weekend anchor for WECT News in Wilmington, North Carolina.
Jasmine has covered several breaking news events in Central Virginia, such as the chaos in Charlottesville in August 2017, and the deadly tornadoes caused by Hurricane Florence in September 2018.
She frequently hosts NBC 12's Digital Dialogues, which are round table community conversations streamed exclusively on the NBC 12 News App, Amazon Fire, Roku and the NBC 12 Facebook page.
Jasmine enjoys spending time in the community, through serving on several boards, speaking to students and school groups, hosting events, and learning more about the people who make the Commonwealth of Virginia a great place to live, work and thrive.
She is ecstatic to be back in her hometown, reporting and anchoring for the station she grew up watching.
When she is not on air, Jasmine loves to sing, shop, travel and spend time with loved ones, her husband Marcelus, and their rescue dog Libbie!
Emmy Award winner for coverage of the "Chaos in Charlottesville" in 2017
The wait continues for families looking to enroll their children in an emergency child care program expected to open within five Richmond Public Schools. Mayor Levar Stoney says the city is waiting for Richmond Public Schools to “follow through” on their agreement to work with the city.
Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney has announced the creation of a new office within the city’s Department of Public Works. The Office of Equitable Transit and Mobility, was created with the goal of making travel around the city easier.
Richmond school leaders approved a big plan Monday night with few details on exactly how it will work. The district will open up five school buildings to offer childcare services during the pandemic -- but who will provide those services and under what safety parameters remain unclear.
A former Richmond Public Schools teacher is trying to help students and staff thrive in a virtual learning environment by creating a library of virtual backgrounds. They are meant to give people privacy and an even playing field.
As students get back to learning virtually in the fall, the nonprofit Celebrate RVA is stepping up to ensure some Richmond Public Schools students have a safe place to go if their parents are in need of childcare.
The chair of the Chesterfield School Board fired back at parents angry over the county’s decision to allow the YMCA to operate inside of school buildings while the district kicks off virtual learning this school year.
In order to help the adjustment, NBC12 hosted a conversation about ‘Navigating Distance Learning’ to show how educators and communities are already supporting students and how they continue to help them stay on track academically.
A Chesterfield community says they have spent more than a year trying to get answers and a solution from the US Postal Service. Debby Johnson says most days, mail is delivered to the wrong houses in the Roxshire community, and neighbors help each other by delivering the mail to the correct home.
Dorell Taylor Jr. was originally charged in Chesterfield County following a bank robbery which led to a high-speed police chase. The chase ended when the car crashed ejecting a second suspect from the vehicle. He died on scene.
A Chesterfield store clerk says she is still shaken up, and thinking about the night a man stole hundreds from the Walgreen’s on Buford Road. She says after seeing surveillance images from a robbery at a CVS she immediately recognized the man, and fears he will target another store.