Jasmine Ramirez joined the KOLD News 13 team in January 2020.
She is new to Arizona and is extremely excited for Tucson's sunshine and winters without blizzards and freezing temperatures.
Born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri, she fell in love with reporting while in high school.
While attending the University of Missouri School of Journalism, Jasmine worked as a multimedia journalist for KOMU 8 News. She spent a summer interning in Brussels, Belgium at an international news agency.
After graduating, Jasmine worked as a reporter and anchor at ABC 17 News in Columbia, Missouri. She covered everything from record-breaking flooding, a presidential rally and tornado recovery.
She is already falling in love with Tucson’s sunshine, and looks forward to exploring the city and getting to know the community.
The start of the school year with remote learning is just days away for many local students. State health officials released guidelines for when school districts can safely return to in-person classes.
Protecting the elderly and people with underlying medical conditions has remained important as COVID-19 continues. Fortunately groups like the Pima Council on Aging are helping the most vulnerable in our community.
The Tucson Unified School District, Amphitheater Public Schools, Marana Unified School District and Catalina Foothills School District all plan to start their school year’s remotely before reopening their classrooms.
A local wedding and event planner for 35 years, Jeri Fitzgerald, knows all too well the difficult situation many couples are in. She encourages looking at different options, even if that means having a small gathering now and the large dream reception at a later date.