Jasmine Payoute is a reporter at 5 On Your Side. She specializes in general assignment reporting.

Growing up in the New York City area, watching the news was a family affair for Jasmine. She knew at an early age she wanted to help people connect by telling and sharing their stories. Jasmine is a big believer in giving back.

“I’m fortunate enough to live my dream every day. Making a difference is something I will always strive to do,” said Jasmine.

As a reporter and anchor at KSLA in Shreveport, Louisiana, Jasmine covered some of the biggest stories in the region. She chased breaking news, breaking weather and often delivered exclusive enterprise stories.

Now, Jasmine is thrilled to call St. Louis home. When not reporting she likes to try new restaurants and hot spots around town. Plus, she enjoys spending time with family, friends, and making new ones.

“When I came to visit, I instantly saw myself as part of a team, eager to lend a helping hand,” said Jasmine. I’m also excited to make new life-long friends in St. Louis. Oh, and I heard there’s great ribs!”

Jasmine is a graduate of Temple University. Following graduation, she joined KYW-TV Philadelphia as a digital content producer. She is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists.

When you see news happen contact Jasmine. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, email her at jpayoute@ksdk.com.