Jasmine Turner

Jasmine Turner


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
  • Elon University 10 under 10 Alumni Award


  • Elon University

Recent Articles by Jasmine

  No date set for emergency childcare within Richmond Public Schools

  Mayor creates ‘Office of Equitable Transit and Mobility’ in Richmond

  ‘The Northside Pod Life’: Family creates learning pod for students

  Mayor Stoney confirms Richmond Behavioral Authority as an emergency child care partner

  Richmond Schools to open 5 schools for emergency child care

  Pediatrician discusses preventing eye strain while virtual learning

  Custom virtual backgrounds promote privacy, equity within RPS

  VSU to keep classes online, cancel on-campus housing due to COVID-19 concerns

  Mayor Stoney asks 4 Richmond colleges, universities to require the COVIDWISE app

  Louisa County School District confirms 2 COVID-19 cases since returning with hybrid model

  Back to Learning: School superintendents discuss plans for fall 2020

  ‘I want people to know how serious this is:’ Woman survives months-long battle with COVID-19

  Celebrate RVA creates safe space for virtual learning

  Chesterfield school board chair responds to criticism on YMCA offering childcare in school buildings

YMCA to provide virtual support monitors for elementary students

  Richmond health officials urge residents to remain cautious during Phase Three

  Woman pleads guilty in deadly Shockoe Bottom hit and run

  Community concerned over confirmed COVID-19 cases at Tyson Foods

  ‘It is life or death’: Recovery programs concerned about lack of in-person meetings

  ‘Resiliency Gardens’ help community grow food during COVID-19 crisis

  Chesterfield Food Bank serves more than 330,000 meals, in need of volunteers

  REWATCH: A Digital Dialogue on Navigating Distance Learning

  BetterMed offering curbside exams for COVID-19

  ‘What if you’re not there?’: Doulas advocate for parents during COVID-19 concerns

  ’They don’t have to move’: Richmond evictions halted during judicial emergency

  Digital Dialogue: A ‘Coronavirus Q&A’

  Neighbors frustrated with mail delivery issues

  Driver in high-speed chase charged with murder after crash kills man

  Local wildlife expert reacts to Australia wildfires

  ‘This is not a one time thing’: Store clerk fears robbery suspect will target more businesses