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
Richmond Public Schools will be moving forward with plans of being in charge of designing and building new schools without the City of Richmond. Monday night, the board voted 5-4 for the superintendent to create job descriptions for positions in line with construction projects.
As the usage of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine has been paused, doctors say the risk of complications is low for most people but advise paying attention to changes in your body if you received the vaccine within the last three weeks.
The investigations continue in the deaths of a 17-year-old and a 20-year-old VCU student - both killed on Gilmer Street in separate incidents in just the past week. Friends and family are remembering Cody Woodson, a junior at VCU.
The CDC is reporting many outbreaks in younger people are being linked to youth sports and extra curriculars. In a White House briefing Monday, CDC Director Dr. Rochelle Wolensky said those activities should be limited.
As NBC12 continues to remember and honor the life and legacy of our former colleague Andrea McDaniel, who died from pancreatic cancer, we hope to raise awareness, speaking to doctors about the disease, and what you can look out for.
With Governor Ralph Northam expanding gathering restrictions from 10 people indoors and 25 outdoors to 50 people indoors and 100 outdoors, wedding professionals say their industry continues to be impacted.
In the City of Richmond you can find two community fridges stocked with food for free. Volunteers and community members are keeping the fridges full, and organizers say the effort is “for the community, by the community.”