Erika Ferrando joined the THV11 team as a reporter in June 2016. You can catch her reports weekdays at 5, 6, and 6:30 p.m. Erika comes to us from her home state of Louisiana.
Before moving to Arkansas, Erika was a reporter for KPLC in Lake Charles, Louisiana. She served as the morning reporter and fill-in anchor. While at KPLC, Erika’s story on the country’s oldest WWII veteran helped earn the station the “Uniquely Louisiana” award from the Louisiana Association of Broadcasters. Some of her most memorable assignments include the fatal shooting of Louisiana State Trooper Steven Vincent, the inauguration of Louisiana’s Governor, John Bel Edwards, and the record-breaking March 2016 Sabine River flood causing a massive interstate closure.
Erika graduated from Southeastern Louisiana University in Hammond, Louisiana with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication (Electronic Media) and a minor in Graphic Design. While in college, Erika earned the first ever title of “Student Broadcaster of the Year” for the state from the Louisiana Association of Broadcasters. While attending Southeastern, she anchored, reported, and produced for The Southeastern Channel’s student-run segment, Northshore News. She found her true passion for television journalism while interning at WDSU in New Orleans.
Her interests include traveling, meeting new people, visiting her family in Louisiana, and exploring new places. As a new Arkansas resident, she’s ready to dive into everything The Natural State has to offer.
If you have a story idea or just want to say hello, you can email Erika at firstname.lastname@example.org.