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.
For the past three years, Alexander and volunteers from Trinity Missionary Baptist Church have spent their Christmas feeding the hungry. “We wouldn’t feel good about sitting at home and having Christmas dinner or anything like that until we came out here and provided this service,” Alexander said.
The Easterseals Foundation helps people with disabilities, children in foster care, and families in need across Southern Arizona. Community members can drive-thru to drop off their donations at Mr. An’s Teppan Steak and Seafood on Oracle Road.
COVID-19 vaccines are expected to arrive in Arizona this coming week. Researchers said the vaccine is very effective, but as it begins rolling out, there are still questions that even the experts don’t have the answers to.
The pandemic has caused economic hardship for many families this year. The Primavera Foundation and Salvation Army are working to keep up with the high demand from people struggling to pay bills this holiday season.
With Christmas quickly approaching, COVID-19 cases continue to rise. The AARP COVID-19 dashboard shows the number of positive cases among nursing home residents in Arizona falls short of the nation’s average of 5.7 per 100 residents, however, cases are growing.