Erika Bazaldua

Erika Bazaldua

News anchor

A DFW native, Erika Bazaldua anchors Good Morning East Texas. Erika earned a B.S. in Mass Media at Stephen F. Austin State University in December 2014.

Erika started her career in media at a very early age. She worked as a kid DJ for ABC's Radio Disney from ages 11 to 18. Following her graduation SFA, Erika began working at KTRE/KLTV in 2015 as a general assignments reporter. That same year, Erika began producing and Anchoring Good Morning East Texas Weekend on Saturday's and Sundays.

Outside of work, Erika remains active in the community. She is a board member of The First Tee of Greater Tyler where she works with East Texas students on character building through the game of golf and college preparedness. A proud Lumberjack, Erika remains highly involved with her alma mater. She is an alumnus of Alpha Chi Omega Sorority, where she served two years as VP Philanthropy.

Raising awareness about domestic violence is a mission for Erika, and she works to continue her volunteer efforts for the cause throughout East Texas. On weekends, Erika enjoys traveling to different places to hike. She keeps a blog about her personal adventures, which often include her recent donut reviews.

Erika's true passion is to bring to life the stories of East Texas. Feel free to email her or connect on social media.


  • 2014, B.S. in Mass Media, Stephen F. Austin State University

Recent Articles by Erika

East Texas man on death row set to be the first state execution since Feb. 6

  Rufi’s Restaurant in Tyler goes up in flames early Tuesday morning

  Driver of semi-truck who led multi-county chase has been identified, remains in Cherokee County jail

Driver crashes into All Saints Episcopal School security building

  Search for suspects underway after shooting kills two men, injures one in Smith County

Sprouts Farmers Market hosting job fair for 100+ positions for new Tyler location

E. Texas teen who started nationwide “blue appreciation” campaign lands book deal

State health dept. adds nearly 900 COVID-19 cases in Anderson Co.

Car nearly crashes into Rose Stadium in Tyler early Friday morning

Officials investigate pickup truck fire at East Texas Pool Service in Tyler

Police search for suspect after man is found shot dead outside Longview home

Tyler PD: Man killed by train while lying on tracks

No eligibility requirements for East Texas Food Bank’s Summer Food Program amid COVID-19

Chuck Norris joins Texas’ First Lady for Friday morning story time

East Texas State Fair to host ‘Fair Food Drive-In’ to support vendors

Camping reservations resume at Texas State Parks on Wednesday

  Man flees traffic stop, shoots at Mineola police officer

East Texas native Matthew McConaughey, wife deliver masks to rural hospitals in Texas

East Texas driver license offices will be among the last to open across Texas

  Video captures aerial view of Rusk County barn fire

Man accused of kidnapping 14-year-old Van Zandt Co. girl in custody of FBI

Trinity PD says missing girl found

Amber Alert issued for missing Van Zandt Co., Texas, teen; second ‘person of interest’ named

  Adopted East Texas children share powerful testimony in Foster Care Awareness campaign

Gov. Abbott: COVID-19 Disaster Declaration extended for all Texas counties

SFA Women’s Bowling among 10 national championship teams to earn NCAA academic honor

Man injured after pedestrian crash in Tyler

Gov. Abbott COVID-19 order changed to no jail time for violators

  Private funeral for Air Force Lt. General set for Wednesday in Flint

Multi-car crash in Smith County believed to be caused by loose cows