Erika Brooks joined the KEYC News 12 staff in February 2017. She was born a Buckeye and earned her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from The Ohio State University in 2012. Before joining KEYC News 12, Erika got her start as a News Reporter and Anchor for WHIZ-TV in Zanesville, Ohio.
Erika loves to watch sports and travel as much as possible. She is excited to be in Southern Minnesota, and although she bleeds Scarlet and Gray, you will probably find her at local games cheering on her new area teams.
The Ohio State University
What's your favorite part of your job?
Getting out into the public and telling people’s stories.
What's your dream story?
Covering Ohio State vs. Michigan at the Shoe.
What did you want to be when you were growing up?
A television Anchor!
What got you interested in broadcasting?
Having the opportunity to share stories with the public has always excited me. I love connecting people to the things they care about.
What's your favorite sport to watch?
College football. Go Bucks!
Wild, by Cheryl Strayed
What are your hobbies?
Being in the great outdoors, hiking, kayaking, fishing, camping…you name it.
If you could spend a week anywhere, where would you go?
But the biggest excitement for tonight wasn’t just about getting the Chris Hawkey Band. Le Sueur native Sean Bruns just returned home after a 10 ½ month tour in Kuwait. Surprising his family and reuniting with an old friend.
Citizens concerned over Fairmont's City Council's actions have packed city hall for the last few months. An ordinance amending the rental housing standards - primarily background checks - had the chambers full once again.
Midwest Recycling Solutions, the only compost facility in our area, abruptly closed its facility near Good Thunder earlier this month. While this is a temporary shutdown, the search for alternatives for disposal of organic material and what it will take for the facility to be back up and running.
As one of his last requests, the family of Bud Lawrence, the key founder of Mankato’s powwow approached local sculptor Tom Miller to create moccasins to recognize the walk that the Native Americans were forced to take from Fort Ridgely to Fort Snelling in 1862.
The planned improvement through Mankato and North Mankato is aimed at improving safety at the Highway 14 interchange and other local roadway intersections, and to improve the flow of freight through the corridor.