The Midwest is Erika's home. She was born in the Twin Cities and lived in Iowa City for three years before growing up in West Lafayette, Indiana. She attended the University of Missouri in Columbia and graduated with degrees in Broadcast Journalism and Economics. Go Tigers!
Erika loves going out into the community and getting to know the people of Siouxland. Every day is different and the folks in our hometowns make coming to work every day a great experience. She started at Siouxland News in June 2008.
While at Mizzou, Erika reported and anchored for KOMU, the NBC affiliate in Columbia, for two years. She also worked as a Production Assistant at KMIZ, the ABC/FOX affiliate in Columbia, and as an intern in her hometown at WLFI, the CBS affiliate.
While not working, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, being active - especially biking and swimming, watching movies, being outdoors, and cooking/eating good (vegetarian) food. She loves to watch (most) sports and follow her teams: the Missouri Tigers, the Minnesota Twins, the Indianapolis Colts, and the Purdue Boilermakers! She's also slowly being converted into a Nebraska Huskers fan.
Animals are also a huge passion of hers. She's adopted three pets from the Siouxland Humane Society - a black cat named Pumpkin, a grey tabby cat named Stella and a Chihuahua mix named Ruby.
After 3.5 years of anchoring, reporting & producing, Erika became the co-anchor of the Siouxland News evening newscasts at 5 PM & 10 PM on KMEG 14 and 9 PM on FOX 44 in January 2012. She loves having the opportunity to give you the latest headlines every night!
She's always looking for story ideas and would love to hear from you. Email her at email@example.com or call (712) 252-5634 ext. 130.
Main Phone: 712-277-3554