Erika Arias Biography
Erika Arias is an American Emmy-award nominated anchor and reporter currently working as a news anchor at FOX 61 since 2009. Prior to joining the station in 2009, Erika spent two years at WFSB-TV as a weekend anchor and reporter. In 2010, Erika was nominated for a New England Emmy award for news anchoring.
Erika Arias Age
Erika was born on January 17, 1976, in Stoneham, Massachusetts, United States, and raised mostly in California, Erika has strong ties to Connecticut. She is 43 years old as of 2019.
Erika Arias Education
Arias graduated cum laude from Northeastern University in Boston and is a member of the Asian American Journalists Association and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.
Erika Arias Husband
Erika is married to her school boyfriend, Paul Arias. The couple lives a happy life. She’s happy to be living close to her parents and extended family in Central Connecticut.Erika Arias Photo
Erika Arias Children
Arias and Paul have two children Annika Louise Arias, and Julia Ryann. In her free time, Erika likes to cook, do Pilates and loves to just relax at home with her family and friends.
Erika Arias Career
Erika got her big break into television news at WPRI-TV in Providence, R.I. After just a few months on the job, Erika found herself covering one of the biggest breaking news stories in New England: the Station nightclub fire in West Warwick, R.I. After reporting live through the night of the blaze, Erika was the only local reporter to interview a nightclub survivor, live from inside the hospital. Erika received an Emmy award for her part in the station’s news coverage.
Erika then moved west to the bright lights of Las Vegas, where she covered the capture of “the Ohio sniper,” the Ted Binion murder re-trial and the Bellagio blackout. While in Las Vegas, Erika also interviewed several celebrities like Robert Redford, Nikki Hilton, Anna Nicole Smith, and Kobe Bryant. In “Sin City,” Erika also had the opportunity to appear on the big screen, in the movie “Miss Congeniality 2: Armed & Fabulous”. The role wasn’t much of a stretch though, as she portrayed a local news anchor.
Then came another move, this time further west to Southern California. Erika took a break from the news biz — but she couldn’t stay away completely. In Los Angeles, Erika was a freelance correspondent for the Fox News Channel, where she reported on entertainment events, including “American Idol.” She provided coverage, interviews and live reports for FOX stations across the country, including Chicago, Atlanta, Boston, and Washington D.C.