Erika Brooks

Erika Brooks

Multi-Media Journalist

Mankato, MN

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.


Marengo, Ohio

Alma Mater?

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!

Favorite Book?

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?

The wilderness of Utah


  • The Ohio State Univeristy

Recent Articles by Erika

  Authorities find 4 people dead in West Des Moines home

  State prisons try new way to hire correctional officers

  Children’s Hospitals of Minnesota nurses end strike, agree new terms

  Highway 22 reopen following car crash

  Rock Recon rolls on for disabled veterans

  Behind the scenes of the Minnesota Air Spectacular

  Barks & Brews is back at Mankato Brewery

  Motorsports Park being considered in Eagle Lake

  For years Wagon Wheel Cafe has bonded community

  Tungland sentenced for role in assault

  Council approves several plats for development

  Bridge Plaza development project in Mankato will soon be under construction

  Aussie Peppers take over Caswell Park

  Bullhead Days wraps 55th year with parade

  Mankato United home opener ends in tie

  Commemorating 75th anniversary of D-Day

  ProMusica hosts chamber music festival

  Pairing service dogs with those in need

  Integrated approach to opioid addiction

  Faribault County Veterans continue efforts to build memorial

  Greater Nicollet Area Community Foundation celebrates five years

  North Mankato City Council approves bid for Commerce Drive Improvement Project

  Mankato veteran reflects on D-Day

  Local foster parents hope more families answer the call to help

  Cleveland breaks ground on new school improvements

  Grant allows extra DWI enforcement within Blue Earth County

  Alleviating the child care shortage in Blue Earth County

  Alleviating The Child Care Shortage In Blue Earth County

  LEEP Hosts Draft Party For Legends Game

Mankato Public Schools Present Spirit of Youth Awards