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
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