Erica Zucco is an Emmy award-winning journalist with extensive experience filing from the field on tight deadline, crafting coverage for a variety of platforms, and breaking news on fast-developing stories. Currently at KING 5 (NBC) in Seattle, she has reported on location during historic floods, landslides, wildfires, blizzards and the winter storm that shut down Texas’ power grid. Along with breaking stories about toxic pollution, invasive species and environmental justice, she’s spent a decade at statehouses, in city council chambers, and on living room couches learning how government decisions impact people.
Prior to her time at KING 5, she reported for KENS 5 (CBS) In San Antonio, where she covered the launch of the US Space Force and earned an Emmy award for military news reporting. She spent extensive time on the immigration beat, during which she secured an exclusive interview with the HHS Secretary as the agency began managing the care of unaccompanied minors. She also worked as a reporter and anchor for KOB 4 (NBC) in New Mexico where she hosted a Sunday morning politics show, enterprised a series on the school-to-prison pipeline and earned viewers’ votes to be named “Best Reporter” in multiple “Best of the City” award series. She began her television career as a researcher for NBC News/TODAY.
Zucco earned a Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Missouri and a Master of Public Administration degree from Texas A&M International University. She grew up in Ohio, Mississippi, Georgia and Illinois.
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