Erica Zucco is an 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 the impacts of climate change, 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 produced continuing coverage of the DOJ’s investigation into excessive force by the Albuquerque Police Department, hosted a Sunday morning politics show, and enterprised a series on the school-to-prison pipeline.
She began her television career as a researcher for NBC News/TODAY, and first cut her teeth as a journalist writing for student newspaper The Maneater while earning a Bachelor of Journalism at the University of Missouri. Currently she is completing a Master of Public Administration degree with Texas A&M International University. She has also been honored with fellowships from the International Radio-Television Society, the Association of Healthcare Journalists and the Peter Jennings Project, and earned viewers’ votes to be named “Best Reporter” in multiple “Best of the City” awards series. She grew up in Ohio, Mississippi, Georgia and Illinois.