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

  Be the Light: Christmas lights go up early to shine light on foster care crisis in East Texas

Electrical issue believed cause of Tyler gas station fire

Driver crashes truck into Salvation Army sign during reported police chase

  Officials respond to second fire at Coker Enterprises in two weeks

Volunteers needed for Saturday bed building event benefiting East Texas foster children

  No injuries reported in hours-long standoff at Tyler auto shop; suspect in custody

  Fire marshal: Cause of Kilgore house fire likely cooking related

Tyler police say man shot in chest, leg outside transmission shop knows suspect

Minor damage reported in Jacksonville house fire

Lufkin Police: Woman seriously injured after man falls asleep while driving

  Woman uses booth at Canton Trade Days to shed light on foster crisis in East Texas

FBI seeking more potential victims after ‘Cheer’ star is arrested on child porn charges

Tyler police investigate reported shooting in parking lot of Hunter’s Glen Apartments

Heavy police presence in Tyler neighborhood after report of aggravated assault

Smith Co. officials to host virtual town hall Thursday centered on November election questions

Woman killed in Smith County pin-in incident was City of Bullard employee

Cause of fire at Winnsboro ISD administration building determined to be electrical

Chapel Hill ISD cancels classes Friday due to power outages

Crockett police return ATV to man 17 years after it was stolen

CASA in need of volunteers as child abuse reports expected to rise during start of new school year

Henderson ISD: High school student athlete tests positive for COVID-19 after attending practice

2 Texans among service members presumed dead in Southern California Marine training accident

East Texas woman honored for fostering 70+ children over 28 years

Woman injured after reported pedestrian crash in Tyler

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