As the anchor of KTVX's 2-hour morning show, Erika put all of her star characteristics to good use. She was strong when there was breaking news and warm in the softer, more human interest stories. Viewers recognized they could rely on her to give the information they need to get their day started.
When you get Erika out from behind the desk for remote casts and reporting, you really get to see her in action. As she's said, "you get so much more of a chance to delve into a story and learn what's most important to the audience and community you serve." As you will see on the tape, her reporting is sharp and intelligent.
She bonds her work at the station with a strong commitment to community service. Since 2001, she has been a dedicated advocate for people with neuromuscular diseases through her work for the Muscular Dystrophy Association, hosting many Labor Day telethons. She's a strong supporter of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, sharing survivors' stories with viewers and running in the Race for the Cure each May. She has especially helped with a community-run food co-op in Utah that makes affordable food more available for people who struggle to make ends meet. She was the spokesperson for the American Cancer Society's "Relay for Life", and was asked to volunteer more of her time and energy to the Humane Society of St. Joseph County. She served as a board member of the Arthritis Foundation of Northern Indiana. All of these organizations sought her out for her solid character attributes and integrity. Erika possesses the image they want associated with their organizations.