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Erika Leigh has joined KSFY ABC 13 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota as a multimedia journalist.

Erika Leigh has joined KSFY ABC 13 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota as a multimedia journalist.

Erika joins KSFY from WTIC FOX 61 in Hartford, Connecticut where she had been a writer and producer since February 2016.

Prior to working at FOX 61, Erika had the opportunity to audition for 98.5 The Sports Hub when the station hosted their 2nd annual talent search for a new headlines reporter. Erika was invited to the contest’s Final Four to compete against three other finalists from a 300 applicants live on-air and placed second in the contest.

Her work in Western Mass over the last several years has allowed her numerous opportunities with the Springfield Republican and MassLive.com. Erika spent more than two years as a game reporter for the Springfield Falcons and a year on the beat covering the Springfield Armor.

In 2013, Erika joined Bruins Daily, an independent media company that covers the Boston Bruins, as the host of their web-based weekly TV show. During her year with Bruins Daily, Erika was responsible for scripting, researching, assistant producing, on-air presentation, as well as post-production duties. Erika interfaced with the Studio 73 staff to ensure precise, professional execution of the show each week.

She founded Essence of Erika, a personal fashion, beauty and lifestyle blog in 2013, which she currently runs. The site garners around 10,000 unique visitors per month. A full media kit is available upon request.

A native of Western Massachusetts, Erika is a 2016 graduate of Westfield State University where she earned a Bachelor's degree in communications and journalism.

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