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?
As you may recall Softball Australia has a new home and new name for the 2019 season in the National Pro Fast Pitch League. The Aussie Peppers have made Caswell Park their new home in their second season.
The project, which initially began as pavement reconstruction will now include a new trail on the South side, new sidewalk construction on the North side along with aesthetic enhancements and pedestrian safety throughout the corridor.
To get the highest impact, the top twenty-five counties with the most impaired-related deaths and serious injuries were chosen as eligible for grant funds. Since October, two deputies with Blue Earth County Sheriff's Office, have split time on the road, cracking down on drunk driving.