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Erica Zucco

Meet Erica Zucco
Credit: KING 5

I'm a Reporter/MSJ here at KING 5, which means I pitch, report, shoot and edit my own stories - and I'm thrilled to have a chance to do it here in the Pacific Northwest! I came to Washington from Texas, where I reported on politics and hosted a business/tech podcast for KENS 5, our sister station in San Antonio. Before that, I reported and anchored for KOB 4 in New Mexico and worked as a researcher for NBC News/TODAY in New York City.

Working as a multimedia journalist has taken me across the country and beyond, covering everything from wildfires in Colorado and blizzards in New Mexico to 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. Over the years 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 the nation's biggest hot air balloon festival. 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.

In my free time I love road trips, baking and music (so I'm thrilled to be in Western Washington!). Currently I’m also 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. I've had the chance to learn and grow through fellowships with the International Radio & Television Society, Peter Jennings Project and Association of Healthcare Journalists, and am grateful to have earned education and public service reporting awards from the New Mexico Broadcasters Association and a Lone Star Emmy for military news reporting.

I would love to hear your story ideas! You can reach me at ezucco@king5.com, or find me on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook.

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