I’m Erica, a Seattle-based multiplatform journalist covering news for KING 5. Story idea? Email me at ezucco@king5.com; you can view some of my recent work here. You can also find me on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

I’m at home chasing stories wherever the road leads, and so far it’s brought me from wildfires in Colorado to blizzards in New Mexico, flooding in South Texas, detention facilities near the US-Mexico border, the Olympics in Vancouver, a cruise ship in Cozumel, dance halls in the Hill Country– and a lot of living rooms, learning the impact of issues firsthand. “On the road” feels natural; I grew up in Ohio, Mississippi, Georgia and Illinois and I’ve lived in Missouri, New York, New Mexico, Texas (and now, Washington) since.

During my time as a reporter for KING 5 in Seattle, KENS 5 in San Antonio and KOB4 in Albuquerque, I’ve covered DOJ-mandated police reform, the striking down of bans on same-sex marriage, government shutdowns, military deployment ceremonies and training exercises – and too many mass shootings, missing loved ones and memorial services. As a general assignment reporter, I juggle: I’ll go from city hall reporting one day to a state capitol or court case the next, switching gears for breaking news or weather and making calls in the car between shoots for future enterprise stories. I’ve pitched and produced longform series on the school to prison pipeline and opioid recovery support, and piloted a podcast on business and technology.

Before my time as a TV reporter/anchor and digital journalist, I worked as a researcher for NBC News/Weekend TODAY, where I produced live segments and taped spots, assisted producers with more extensive stories, built and updated rundowns and blogged/did social for the weekend shows. I’m currently earning my Master’s in Public Administration at Texas A&M International University; previously, I graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism and cut my teeth at the student newspaper- “The Maneater”- while reporting for the local NPR and NBC affiliates. During that time, I also I tested mobile reporting techniques at the Vancouver Olympics and presented findings at the annual RTDNA Convention. I’m grateful for fellowships from the International Radio-Television Society, Peter Jennings Project and Association of Healthcare Journalists; education and public service reporting awards from the New Mexico Broadcasters Association; and a Lone Star EMMY for Military News.

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