Asha Blake

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Asha Blake
Born (1961-08-20) August 20, 1961 (age 58)
EducationUniversity of Minnesota
OccupationNews Anchor

Asha Blake is a five-time Emmy Award-winning television news journalist. Her US-based career has spanned anchoring ABC and NBC network newscasts, daytime- and entertainment-based talk shows, and local news anchoring at flagship news stations KNBC and KTLA. In 1999, Blake co-hosted NBC's Later Today, a spinoff of the Today Show, with Jodi Applegate and Florence Henderson.

Early life and education[edit]

Born in Guyana, South America, Blake grew up in Toronto and in Minnesota. She earned a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota's journalism school.[1]

Professional career[edit]

Blake began her career at KJCT-TV in Grand Junction, Colorado.[2]

After "Later Today" went off the air in 2000, Blake hosted two syndicated programs, "Smart Gardening" on PBS and the nationally syndicated "Life Moments".[1]

In 2005, Blake joined KWGN-TV.[3]