Consumer Reporter, Fill-in anchor
Eryka Washington is excited to join the News 6 Team as a Consumer Reporter and fill-in anchor.
Eryka began her on-air television career at WMGM-TV in Atlantic City, New Jersey then headed to WHEC-TV in Rochester, New York.
To broaden her experience, Eryka then moved to the prestigious Cohn & Wolfe Public Relations Firm on Madison Avenue in New York, New York. As a Public Relations Executive, she pitched stories, trained media clients, and developed Video News Releases for stations across the country.
But Eryka’s love of television news led her back on-air at the WB 10 O’clock News in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Shortly thereafter, she headed to sunnier skies in Orlando, Florida and joined the WESH News team as a reporter and anchor.
Most recently Eryka worked as Public Relations Consultant/Talent for Rich Noonan Productions and a Freelance Reporter at WCAU News in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Eryka holds a bachelors degree in Communications and Journalism Mass Media from Douglas College, Rutgers University. In 2012, she was inducted into the Academic Hall of Fame at Lenape High School, her alma mater. Eryka is also a proud recipient of The Citizenship Award from The City of Orlando and Emmy for Best News Team Coverage of Natural Disaster. She is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and Volunteer with Florida Hospital and The Gala Ladies/Circle of Friends.
She is excited to return to Orlando and reconnect with friends and the Central Florida community.
Favorite Restaurant: Crustaceans and Rouge
Favorite Food: Italian and Seafood
Favorite Genre Of Music: Smooth Jazz, 80s music and Old School Hip Hop
Favorite Musical Group/Singer: SADE!
Favorite Author: James Patterson, Nikki Giovanni, Joel Osteen
Favorite Book: 50 Shades of Grey
Favorite Sport: Gymnastics
Favorite Movie: Antwone Fisher Story
Favorite TV Show: Modern Family, Mystery Detectives
Favorite Actor/Actress: Angela Bassett Matt Damon,Don Cheadle
Favorite Quote: "Every Wall Is A Door." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Place You Would Love To Visit: Naples, Venice and Sydney